Hisanori Takahashi RP CHC 3 Months
Nikkan Sports reports that Hisanori Takahashi will sign a contract with the Yokohama BayStars.
Takahashi's major league career got off to a promising start, but he really struggled over the last two seasons, putting up a 5.57 ERA over 54 appearances. The 38-year-old figures to stay back in Japan for good.
Hisanori Takahashi RP CHC 9 Months
Rockies acquired LHP Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named later; assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Takahashi, 38, will provide organizational depth in the minors. He appeared in three games with the Cubs earlier this season and has a 1.98 ERA at the Triple-A level.
Hisanori Takahashi RP CHC Dec 27 '12
Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Hisanori Takahashi has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs.
He'll receive an invitation to spring training. Takahashi posted a 5.52 ERA in 51 games for the Angels and Pirates this past season, but he had a terrific K/BB ratio and boasts a 3.97 ERA and 1.27 WHIP for his career. He should have a good shot to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Hisanori Takahashi RP CHC Oct 30 '12
Pirates released LHP Hisanori Takahashi.
Takahashi was slated to become a free agent, anyway, so the Pirates are merely clearing a spot on the 40-man roster a little early. The left-hander will now seek employment elsewhere after putting up a 5.54 ERA over 51 appearances for the Angels and Pirates this season.