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Rakuten Signs Pitcher Lin En-Yu

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Rakuten Signs Pitcher Lin En-Yu
"Little Chick" Lin En-Yu suddenly finds himself in the Big Show. The 25 year old right handed pitcher has committed himself to joining the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles next season. It is the second consecutive year that the Eagles have looked to Taiwan for pitching help. Last season they signed Lin Ying-Jeh.

This season Lin En-Yu was 17-8 with two saves in 28 games with a 1.73 ERA. He struck out 209 batters in 202.2 innings. His repertoire includes a 94 mph fastball, slider and changeup.

The Giants, Tigers, and Dragons scouted Lin but in the end he decided to join his former teammate in Sendai.

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