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Scott Atchison to Return to MLB

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Scott Atchison to Return to MLB

by Patrick Newman (Oct 26, 2009)

We already stuck a blurb about this up on Twitter, but Hanshin Tigers reliever Scott Atchison is looking to make an MLB comeback next season.

Atchison was one of Hanshin's top bullpen arms last year, posting a 1.70 era in 90 innings over 75 appearances. Hanshin wanted to bring him back next year, but according to reports, Atchison wanted to return to the States for family and lifestyle reasons. That he pitched well enough in 2009 to contend for a regular MLB bullpen spot couldn't have hurt either.

Atchison last appeared in the majors in 2007 with San Francisco, and is primarily a fastball/slider pitcher. You can get a sense of how hard he throws on the NPB Tracker data site.

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