Sun, 30 Nov 2008 16:59:31 -0800
The Boston Globe's Tony Massarotti, in the "Extra Bases" blog at boston.com, reports Japanese SP Junichi Tazawa is expected to begin his professional career with the Boston Red Sox in the minor leagues. The team feels he needs additional experience even though he would be on the 40-man roster. It isn't clear yet whether he would start or relieve in the long-term, but one evaluator felt Tazawa would at least be as good as former major league P Shigetoshi Hasegawa.
Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:39:39 -0800
The Associated Press reports RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa (Mariners) said he's retiring at the age of 37. "I had some offers from other teams, but have decided to retire," Hasegawa said. "Unless I'm in perfect shape mentally and physically, I wouldn't be able to be an important part of a team."
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 00:34:32 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Milwaukee Brewers have shown interest in free-agent P Shigetoshi Hasegawa (Seattle Mariners).
Tue, 01 Nov 2005 16:50:02 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Seattle Mariners declined the $3.1 million option on RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa for 2006, giving him a $325,000 buyout.
Fri, 05 Aug 2005 11:44:26 -0700
The Seattle Mariners announced RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa was fined an undisclosed for intentionally throwing at Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore July 29.
Sat, 09 Jul 2005 08:25:51 -0700
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Seattle Mariners RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa (back) was cleared to pitch before the July 8 game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fri, 08 Jul 2005 12:07:24 -0700
The Associated Press reports Seattle Mariners RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa (back) was unavailable again Thursday, July 7 due to back problems.
Thu, 13 May 2004 10:43:52 -0700
Jim Street, of Mariners.MLB.com, reports Seattle Mariners RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa believes that the movement of his head is the cause for his struggles this season. Hasegawa feels that the way in which his head is positioned shows that he is trying to "throw too hard". He is working with pitching coach Bryan Price to fix the problem.
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 20:15:19 -0700
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's John Hickey reports Seattle Mariners RP Shigetoshi Hasegawa will serve as the team's closer while primary CL Eddie Guardado (shoulder) sits out a few days to rest a stiff shoulder.
Sun, 07 Dec 2003 22:42:00 -0800
The Associated Press is reporting the Seattle Mariners agreed to a $6.3 million, two-year contract with P Shigetoshi Hasegawa on Sunday.