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Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi heads to the US for tryouts with the Los Angeles Dodgers

by on Feb.24, 2013 @ 1:30 pm, under MLB

Forty-four-year-old Tsuyoshi Shimoyanagi left for the US out of Narita Airport on Saturday for a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The tryout is scheduled for the 28th (March 1 Japan time) in Arizona.

"I may have something to gain, but nothing to lose.  I love baseball.  I want to play baseball," said Shimoyanagi to reporters before leaving.

Shimoyanagi was released by the Rakuten Eagles last September and never received a domestic offer for the 2013 season.  He was about to give up when he heard about the tryouts.  He started his training on January 25.

Source: Sponichi 2/24/2013