Thu, 27 Mar 2008 07:18:25 -0700
The Associated Press reports former Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata retired.
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:12:13 -0700
Dejan Kovacevic, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata has informed the team's management that he plans to announce his retirement Wednesday, March 26. The team offered to let him pitch one last game Wednesday but he declined. The team also offered Kuwata a coaching position, which he also declined.
Wed, 09 Jan 2008 00:09:33 -0800
Updating previous items, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata has agreed to a minor-league contract and was invited to spring training. Kuwata is working out this offseason in Australia. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal.
Sat, 05 Jan 2008 13:04:06 -0800
Dejan Kovacevic, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with RP Masumi Kuwata on a one-year, minor league contract. The Pirates have removed Kuwata from their inactive list and have invited him to spring training.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 16:20:50 -0800
Updating a previous report, Jenifer Langosch, of Pirates.MLB.com, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates and free-agent RP Masumi Kuwata (Pirates) have not finalized a contract, contrary to previous reports. However, Kuwata did state that negotiations were going well.
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:07:57 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata has accepted the team's offer to return, agreeing to a one-year, minor league contract with an invitation to the major league camp in spring training. No financial terms were disclosed.
Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:24:58 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports free-agent RP Masumi Kuwata, who made 19 appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates last year and posted a 9.43 ERA, has informed general manager Neal Huntington he would like to return to the team next season. Kuwata is flying from Japan to the United States for a medical exam early next week. He is willing to take a one-year, minor-league contract, as he did last season.
Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:46:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com, reports Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata will not report to Triple-A Indianapolis, instead returning home to Japan. It is unsure if Kuwata will return to the team next year.
Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:24:30 -0700
Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com, reports Pittsburgh Pirates RP Masumi Kuwata is expected to turn down an invitation to play with Triple-A Indianapolis and will likely return to Japan with his family, according to several members of the Japanese press in Pittsburgh.
Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:08:46 -0700
Rob Biertempfel, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports the Pittsburgh Pirates would like RP Masumi Kuwata to stay with the team in a non-playing role if he decides to retire.