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Hanshin Tigers officially cut ties with Casey Fossum

by on Oct.26, 2010 @ 8:04 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced earlier today that they will not sign Casey Fossum to a contract extension for the 2011 season.

2010 Stats

G W L SV CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ni-gun 18 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 121 29.0 25 3 11 0 2 18 1 0 10 10 3.10
Ichi-gun 12 2 5 0 0 0 .286 258 56.2 65 9 24 1 5 48 1 0 37 36 5.72
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Casey Fossum returns to the United States

by on Oct.04, 2010 @ 10:47 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced on Monday that Casey Fossum was returning to the United States on the same day.  Fossum left a statement with the Tigers that read, "I regret not being able to make any real contributions to the team, right through to the end.  I wish the Tigers success in their pursuit of a championship."

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Casey Fossum to pitch out of the pen?

by on Jul.31, 2010 @ 2:30 pm, under NPB
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The Tigers have decided to move Casey Fossum into the bullpen.  Fossum gave up 3 runs on 5 hits, 4 walks, and and HBP during his last Ni-gun start on 7/15 (vs Chunichi).  At this point, it seems the Tigers would be happy if Fossum can be effective over 1 inning stretches.

Fossum is scheduled to make his debut out of the bullpen during a Ni-gun game against Orix on 8/3.

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Hanshin Tigers sign Casey Fossum to a 1-year deal

by on Dec.14, 2009 @ 8:07 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced on Monday that they signed 31-year-old, lefty Casey Fossum to a 1-year deal worth about 53M yen (or US$600,000).

2009 Season

Org Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
NYY AAA 3 3 2.92 12 12 0 0 0 0 61.2 55 25 20 7 21 55 6 1.23
CHC AAA 6 3 3.88 12 11 0 0 0 0 62.2 53 28 27 8 22 63 5 1.20
NYM AAA 0 0 0.82 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 5 1 1 0 5 12 2 0.91
NYM MLB 0 0 2.25 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 4 3 0 2.00
Majors Career 40 53 5.45 237 120 0 0 35 2 786.0 873 535 476 114 319 607 28 1.52
Minors Career 27 30 3.14 108 96 4 3 4 1 533.0 476 222 186 35 160 539 23 1.19

Baseball Cube

=== UPDATE 1/15/2010 8:54pm JST

Fossum was assigned the number 58.

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Kei Igawa puts in a good word for Casey Fossum

by on Dec.14, 2009 @ 6:01 am, under MLB
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Kei Igawa was at Koshien Stadium on Sunday to catch the Koshien Bowl.  It was actually his first time back at Koshien Stadium since December 9th of last year.

He also apparently gave his "seal of approval" on Casey Fossum.  Igawa also re-iterated that he has no desire of returning to Japan in the middle of his contract.

Igawa has been back in Japan since 12/2 and has been working out in Ibaraki.

The Tigers have also mentioned that if and when the Fossum deal is officially announced, it will likely be their last move of the off-season (assuming there are no surprise injuries or retirements).

Big splashes by the Tigers so far:

Kenji Johjima
Matt Murton
Randy Messenger

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Ryota Igarashi packed his bags and left for Arizona on Sunday.  He is hoping that he'll have a chance to work out Daisuke Matsuzaka at some point during the off-season.

Hanshin Tigers now going after Casey Fossum?

by on Dec.13, 2009 @ 6:13 am, under NPB
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It appears the Hanshin Tigers are now targeting Casey Fossum.  The Tigers are looking for some left-handed bullpen help and apparently feel Fossum has what it take to get batters out in Japan.  They also like that he has experience as a starter.

Fossum bounced around a bit last season and ultimately tossed on 4 innings at the MLB level.  The last time he threw more than 100 innings in the Majors during a season was back in 2006 when he racked up 130 innings of work with Tampa Bay.

2009 Season

Org Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
NYY AAA 3 3 2.92 12 12 0 0 0 0 61.2 55 25 20 7 21 55 6 1.23
CHC AAA 6 3 3.88 12 11 0 0 0 0 62.2 53 28 27 8 22 63 5 1.20
NYM AAA 0 0 0.82 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 5 1 1 0 5 12 2 0.91
NYM MLB 0 0 2.25 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 0 4 3 0 2.00
Majors Career 40 53 5.45 237 120 0 0 35 2 786.0 873 535 476 114 319 607 28 1.52
Minors Career 27 30 3.14 108 96 4 3 4 1 533.0 476 222 186 35 160 539 23 1.19

Baseball Cube

=== UPDATE 12/13/2009 12:31pm JST

According to current reports, if negotiations continue to go smoothly, an announcement of Fossum's signing could come some time this week.

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