Maui's Na Koa Ikaika baseball team has traded for Japanese pitching sensation Eri Yoshida of the Chico Outlaws. Yoshida is expected to arrive on Maui later this week, and join the team in its next home game, August 2 against Edmonton.
"I am excited to have Eri back pitching for me again," said Maui Manager Garry Templeton. "She deserves this chance to continue to develop her professional career and I’m glad we are able to offer her this opportunity."
"Many cast doubt that we would acquire her after our initial July announcement," said Maui Owner Bob Young, "but I am pleased to no end for the great fans on the Valley Isle that they will be able to now see first-hand the talents of this extraordinary female athlete."