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Yakult Swallows interested in 33-year-old RHP Orlando Roman

by on Jan.07, 2012 @ 1:41 am, under NPB

Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Yakult Swallows are interested in right-handed pitcher Orlando Roman (33).  Roman played for Puerto Rico during the 2006 WBC and spent the last two seasons with the Brother Elephants of the CPBL.  He also spent time with the New York Mets (1999-2006), Baltimore Orioles (2007), and Toronto Blue Jays (2008).

The report also mentions that the Swallows were talking to a number of pitchers toward the end of last year but were not able to finalize deals with any of them.  If they are able to sign Roman, he probably will not be able to join the team from the start of spring camp due to visa issues.

Incidentally, Daily Sports first reported the Swallows' interest in Roman back on 12/31/2011.

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CPBL Stats

Year Tm G GS CG ShO W L Sv H WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBP HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2010 BRO 32 24 6 2 12 7 0 2 .632 807 193.0 161 6 68 2 18 142 16 0 73 65 3.03 1.19
2011 BRO 33 26 4 2 16 6 0 3 .727 840 203.2 185 11 60 1 8 161 14 0 83 76 3.36 1.21
Totals 65 50 10 4 28 13 0 5 .683 1647 396.2 346 17 128 3 26 303 30 0 156 141 3.20 1.20