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[10/27/2013] Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara

by on Oct.27, 2013 @ 5:51 pm, under MLB

From October 26:

Pitchers

Player Tm Last Gm Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 10/26 BOS 4
STL 5
24-11 5 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on first and second, no out, and the game tied at two. Allowed both inherited runners to score when he gave up a double to the first batter he faced (Matt Holliday).
Koji Uehara BOS 10/26 BOS 4
STL 5
3-3 2 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with a runner on first, one out, and the game tied at four. Gave up a double to the first batter he faced (Allen Craig) that put runners on second and third. The game-winning run came around to score when the next batter, Jon Jay, reached on a fielder's choice and third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called on an interference error. [MLB highlight]

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Bud Selig told reporters on Saturday that they are still negotiating terms for the new posting system agreement.

Source: Daily Sports 10/27/2013

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The Texas Ranger could open the season in Japan in 2016. From the Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson:

... One of the two bodies in Japan that selects major-league teams to open the season there is interested in inviting the Rangers to play the next time the country is permitted to host MLB's Opening Series, largely because of right-hander Yu Darvish.

Generally speaking, the Yomiuri Shimbun and Nippon Professional Baseball select which teams they would like to play in Japan, and then meet with Major League Baseball to finish off the plans.

... Australia will play host to National League West rivals Arizona and Los Angeles in 2014, and MLB will start discussing plans for 2015 at some point next year. Japan has played in 2008 and 2012, so its next shot might not be until 2016.

Source: Star-Telegram 10/25/2013

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According to MLB.com's Phil Rogers, the Chicago Cubs are very interested in Masahiro Tanaka.

... The Cubs are expected to be among the most heavily represented teams at the Japan Series, with a strong interest in 24-year old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. He will pitch Game 2 for his Rakuten Golden Eagles, taking a 25-0 record into a game that starts about 5 a.m. CST Sunday.

Tanaka, according to Major League Baseball sources, has become a top priority for Cubs' owner Tom Ricketts and his baseball group, headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. He is expected to be offered up for the posting process by the Golden Eagles after the Japan Series, and the Cubs will bid heavily on it.

So too will all of baseball’s biggest spenders, with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rangers among the teams most frequently mentioned as having interest. The Blue Jays, Mariners, Dodgers and maybe another half dozen teams are also following Tanaka closely.

Source: MLBlogs.com 10/26/2013

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