Tue, 01 Dec 2009 07:45:14 -0800
Kyodo News reports free-agent RP Masa Kobayashi (Indians) signed with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League.
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:38:43 -0700
The Japan Times reports the Cleveland Indians released RP Masa Kobayashi.
Sun, 17 May 2009 11:32:33 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Cleveland Indians have outrighted RP Masa Kobayashi to Triple-A Columbus, according to USAToday.com.
Sat, 16 May 2009 18:43:53 -0700
Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com, reports the Cleveland Indians have informed RP Masa Kobayashi that he will be removed from the team's active and 40-man rosters. Kobayashi can either agree to be sent down to Triple-A Columbus or opt for free agency.
Sun, 10 May 2009 23:12:11 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Indians RP Masa Kobayashi has an 8.38 ERA in 10 appearances. He has given up 12 hits, walked four and struck out four in 9 2/3 innings.
Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:28:14 -0700
Indians.MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports Cleveland Indians RP Masahide Kobayashi threw two perfect innings and struck out four Thursday, March 26. He's mixing up his pitches better, working in his split-finger fastball more often.
Wed, 21 Jan 2009 10:14:02 -0800
Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com, reports Cleveland Indians RP Masahide Kobayashi is on Japan's provisional roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 15:28:11 -0700
Justice B. Hill, of MLB.com, reports the Cleveland Indians will be searching for a closer in the offseason, according to manager Eric Wedge. Wedge has only penciled in five relievers in the bullpen for next year; CL Jensen Lewis, RP Rafael Betancourt, RP Rafael Perez and RP Masahide Kobayashi.
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:04:17 -0700
Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com, reports Cleveland Indians RP Masahide Kobayashi has a 10.33 ERA in 15 outings in the second half of the season. He has allowed eight runs in his last six innings pitched.
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 10:13:16 -0700
Indians.MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports the Cleveland Indians haven't used RP Masahide Kobayashi since Sept. 13, and he's unlikely to pitch Tuesday, Sept. 23.