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Senryokugai: Hawks’ announcement includes 10 players

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 6:27 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced that the following players will not be offered contracts for the 2011 season:

37-year-old Akio Mizuta P

35-year-old Makoto Sato P

27-year-old Akihiro Yanase P

23-year-old Ryuta Otahara P

19-year-old Shunya Suzuki P

22-year-old Yuta Arakawa C

31-year-old Motohiro Yoshikawa INF

31-year-old Takeshi Tsuji OF

22-year-old Masaki Onishi P (Ikusei)

23-year-old Michael Olmsted P (Ikusei)

I'll try to include season stats a little later.

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Softbank Hawks sign Michael Olmsted to Ikusei contract

by on May.08, 2010 @ 10:58 pm, under NPB
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5/29/2010 3:06pm JST

Olmsted arrived in Japan on the 28th.  He told reporters at the airport that his right elbow was feeling great and that he managed to top out at 156km/h (97mph) during a throwing session.

The club held a press conference for Olmsted at Yahoo Dome earlier today and was assigned the number 121.

5/8/2010 10:58pm JST

The Softbank Hawks announced on Saturday that they came to terms with Michael Olmsted on an Ikusei contract.  No word on what his uniform number will be.

See also:

Softbank Hawks to sign both Michael Olmsted and J.D. Durbin?

Softbank Hawks checking out J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted

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Softbank Hawks sign J.D. Durbin to a one year deal

by on May.02, 2010 @ 9:09 pm, under NPB
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5/21/2010 7:35pm JST

The Hawks held a press conference for Durbin today at Yahoo Dome.  Seems he throws a fastball, curve, slider and change.

Durbin was assigned the number 53.

5/2/2010 9:09pm JST

The Hawks announced on Sunday that they signed J.D. Durbin to a one year deal worth 20M yen.

Said Itaru Kobayashi, head of the development department, "He has good movement on his fastball and his off-speed pitches have a nice break.  If we have a strong back-up plan in place, we won't have any worries."

As for Michael Olmsted, it seems the team is trying to sign him to an Ikusei contract.

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Softbank Hawks to sign both Michael Olmsted and J.D. Durbin?

Softbank Hawks checking out J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted

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Softbank Hawks to sign both Michael Olmsted and J.D. Durbin?

by on May.01, 2010 @ 2:13 pm, under NPB
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It appears as though the Hawks will be signing both foreign players they held tryouts for back on 4/18: pitchers Michael Olmsted and J.D. Durbin.  By sending both Hisao Arakane (OF) and Keisuke Kaneko (INF) in a trade with the Orix Buffaloes for Takehito Kanazawa (P), the Hawks opened up an extra spot on the 70-man roster, allowing them room to sign both foreigners.

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See also: Softbank Hawks checking out J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted

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Softbank Hawks checking out J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted

by on Apr.10, 2010 @ 5:53 pm, under NPB
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=== 4/19/2010 10:48pm JST

Some more information on their tryouts: Olmsted topped out at 147km/h and did not allow any could-be hits while Durbin topped out at 149km/h and allowed 2 could-be hits.

=== 4/18/2010 9:40pm JST

The Hawks held tryouts for Olmsted and Durbin after their game against the Rakuten Eagles on Sunday.  Olmsted faced 9 batters and struck out 6; Durbin faces 11 batters and struck out 4.  The Hawks will make a decision on their statuses within the next few days.

=== 4/15/2010 3:58pm JST

Durbin arrived in Fukuoka on the 14th, one day behind his original schedule.  Olmsted arrives in Japan on the 15th.  Both players are still scheduled for a tryout on the 18th at Yahoo Dome after the Eagles game.

=== 4/10/2010 5:53pm JST

The Softbank Hawks announced on Saturday that they will be giving pitchers J.D. Durbin and Michael Olmsted a tryout after their game against the Rakuten Eagles on the 18th at Yahoo Dome.

J.D. Durbin - Baseball Cube

Year Tm Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
2009 LAD AA 2 3 2.05 20 5 0 0 13 3 52.2 39 12 12 1 21 34 1 1.14
LAD AAA 0 6 6.43 10 9 0 0 0 0 49.0 55 41 35 6 30 35 3 1.73
MLB 6 6 6.19 23 11 1 1 6 1 72.2 90 55 50 6 43 46 3 1.83
MiLB 56 49 3.71 197 162 2 0 3 962.2 934 460 397 79 389 810 43 1.37

Michael Olmsted - Baseball Cube

Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SH GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP WHIP
MiLB 3 2 2.60 18 14 0 0 0 0 69.1 53 23 20 6 22 73 10 1.09
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