The Softbank Hawks announced today that they informed Yohei Yanagawa (26) they will not offer him a contract for the 2013 season.
Yanagawa struggled with injuries this season (right elbow, hip) and did not get to pitch in any Ichi-gun games this season. He would like to continue playing and will attend the twelve-team tryouts at Kleenex Stadium on November 9.
"I was prepared. Things were starting to feel good during the Phoenix League so I will try for the November 9 joint tryout and take things from there," said Yanagawa.