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Former BayStar Saitoh Signs with Red Sox

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Former BayStar Saitoh Signs with Red Sox
38-year old reliever and former Yokohama BayStar Takashi Saitoh, after spending three years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has agreed to a one year contract with the Boston Red Sox with a team option for 2010. In his career, Saitoh is 12-7 with 81 saves and a 1.95 ERA. He missed most of last season thanks to a sprained ligament in his right (throwing) elbow.

Saitoh has become the fourth Japanese member of the Red Sox in the past 3 years to sign, joining Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki Okajima, and most recently, Junichi Tazawa.
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Re: Former BayStar Saitoh Signs with Red Sox
[ Author: gotigersredsox | Posted: Jan 11, 2009 10:41 PM ]

Wow, surprising move here. The Sox need a little more bullpen help. If Saitoh bounces back from surgery, he'll be a good addition. He was great with the Dodgers until the injury. Although I'm a Dodgers fan too, I'd love to see him bounce back with the Sox after the way the Dodgers gave up on him.
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