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Scouts from four MLB clubs check out Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Aug.31, 2011 @ 12:07 pm, under NPB

Scouts from at least 4 MLB clubs, including the Oakland A's and Pittsburgh Pirates, were at last night's game checking out Hisashi Iwakuma.  Pirates' Director of Baseball Operations Tyrone Brooks told reporters that they started paying attention to Iwakuma this year.

For Iwakuma, it was his longest outing since returning from right shoulder discomfort.  He also threw 106 pitches (another high since returning) and topped out at 144km/h.