Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: September 9, 1973 in Chiba, Chiba, Japan
High School: Tokyo Gakukan Urayasu HS (JP) as a Free Agent with the Signed Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 6, 2002 (Age 28)
vs. COL 5.2 IP, 2 H, 10 SO, 3 BB, 0 ER, W Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Mets 2002-2005 Final Game: September 28, 2005 (Age 32)
vs. PHI 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- February 2014
2/11 FFLockerRoom: Yankees Tanaka Obtains Work Visa, Terry Ryan Diagnosed With Cancer: Masahiro Tanaka is ready to get his Major League Baseball career started but before he can join his team in Floriday he will be ...
2/1 Mets360.com: A look at potential starters and innings for the 2014 Mets: What do James Baldwin, Scott Erickson and Geremi Gonzalez all have in common? They all started games for the Mets in the last ... News -- January 2014
1/22 WasWatching: The 10 Japanese Starting Pitchers To Come To MLB Before The Age Of 30: Here are their total career stats in the US, to-date for the ones still pitching: Rk Player WAR From To Age G GS GF W L W-L% SV ... News -- December 2013
12/22 Mets Merized: The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching: With Shin-Soo Choo now going to the Rangers, the top of the remaining free agent market shifts to pitching. The most coveted starting ...
12/20 World Series Dreaming: Better to be Protected: I caught a bit of guff the other day after I suggested that MLB’s impending ban on home plate collisions was a good idea. ... News -- October 2013
10/31 Dodgerscribe.com: “It … leaves you to face the fall alone”: That is a line from a sappy baseball poem written by the late Bart Giamatti, way before his brief stint as commissioner and probably ... News -- September 2013
9/6 That Ball's Outta Here: Could Phillies Make A Run At A Japanese Superstar?: A few weeks ago, when reports first came to light that the Phillies had signed Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year deal worth ... News -- April 2013
4/19 Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Dodgers @ Orioles April 19, 2013: Interleague Play in April is Weird: Dodger baseball… in Baltimore… in April. Yes, it’s happening, and it’s still weird, even though we’ve ... News -- October 2012
10/21 Feelin' Kinda Blue: Shohei Otani elects for free agency, Dodgers a possible destination: Get used to the name Shohei Otani, folks. You'll be hearing it for a long time. The Japanese right-hander today announced he will ... News -- February 2012
2/8 Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness: Wednesday Notes: Nomo, Prospects, and Owners: Seventeen years ago today, the Dodgers signed Hideo Nomo out of Japan. Nomo won 81 games over two stints and seven years with ... News -- September 2011
9/22 B-R Blog: Matt Moore fans 11 Yanks in his first start: Thursday night in the Bronx, 22-year-old Matt Moore, Tampa's latest pitching phenom, struck out 11 over 5 scoreless innings ... News -- August 2011
8/28 B-R Blog: Every hit is a triple: Here are players who had triples for all of their hits in a season: Rk Player 3B H Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG ... News -- April 2011
4/26 B-R Blog: Jered Weaver’s win streak to start the season: Last night Jered Weaver won his 6th game in his 6th start of the season. I can't link to it because as I'm writing this our database ... News -- December 2010
12/17 MLBTradeRumors: Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Phillies, Uggla, Carmona: On this date six years ago, a three-team trade that would have sent Randy Johnson and Kazuhisa Ishii to the Yankees, Shawn ... News -- November 2010
11/8 B-R Blog: Japanese Born Pitchers Who Played In MLB: The Oakland A's have won the rights to sign Hisashi Iwakuma to a contract. Here's a list of all pitchers born in Japan to pitch ... News -- June 2010
6/13 B-R Blog: Drew Storen, National hero: Stephen Strasburg just got a huge boost from Drew Storen, who relieved Strasburg with the bases loaded and registered two outs ...