Mon, 08 Aug 2005 00:16:01 -0700
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's John Hickey reports former Seattle Mariners CL Kazuhiro Sasaki, who played in Seattle from 2000-2003 before going to Japan in 2004, announced his retirement on Aug. 6.
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 17:58:52 -0700
David Andriesen, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Yokohama BayStars CL Kazuhiro Sasaki has struggled lately in Japan, blowing three straight save chances, and offered to quit. He took a leave of absence but will reportedly return to the team.
Sat, 24 Apr 2004 09:20:46 -0700
Mariners.MLB.com's Jim Street reports Yokohama BayStars CL Kazuhiro Sasaki is 5-for-5 in save situations thus far in Japanese League play and still hasn't allowed an earned run.
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:03:30 -0800
Mariners.MLB.com's Jim Street reports Yokohama BayStars RP Kazuhiro Sasaki (hamstring) will make his debut Wednesday, March 24, as he's been hampered by a hamstring injury.
Fri, 06 Feb 2004 15:42:57 -0800
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports despite outbidding the Boston Red Sox for OF Ellis Burks, the Seattle Mariners lost out on the veteran, who signed a $750,000, one-year contract to return to the Red Sox on Thursday, Feb. 5. "We called soon after the (former Mariners CL) Kazuhiro Sasaki departure was confirmed (freeing up salary money for Seattle), but apparently he'd gone down the road quite a bit with Boston," Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi said. "Because he'd gone down the road with Boston, we had to be aggressive. I'm pretty sure our offer was better than theirs." Seattle's offer reportedly was $1.25 million.
Wed, 04 Feb 2004 08:52:53 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's David Andriesen reports the Yokohama BayStars of the Japanese League signed CL Kazuhiro Sasaki to a two-year, $12 million contract.
Mon, 02 Feb 2004 15:59:28 -0800
The Yomiuri Shimbun reports former Seattle Mariners CL Kazuhiro Sasaki signed with the Yokohama BayStars of the Japanese League. The deal is believed to be for one-year and worth 500 yen ($4.7 million).
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 23:42:25 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Seattle Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki cleared waivers Thursday and was released. Sasaki plans to continue his career in Japan.
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:23:33 -0800
Bob Finnigan, of the Seattle Times, reports Seattle Mariners officials got word late Wednesday, Jan. 28, that free agent C Ivan Rodriguez had turned down on their brief and late entry into negotiations for him, delayed until late Tuesday, Jan. 27, while the Mariners waited for CL Kazuhiro Sasaki to sign off on his contract. Rodriguez is on the verge of taking an offer from Detroit, in which he reportedly can earn $10 million a year for four years.
Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:55:43 -0800
Tom Gage, of the Detroit News, reports the Seattle Mariners have turned their attention to free agent C Ivan Rodriguez (Marlins). "We have an interest in him on a short-term basis," said Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi. Jim Street, Seattle's MLB.com reporter, wrote that the first call Bavasi made after getting the $9.5 million "windfall" from CL Kazuhiro Sasaki returning to Japan was to Scott Boras, Rodriguez's agent. "We have to see what kind of deals he has out there and how late we are (in the bidding)," Bavasi said. "If he's gone down the road a long ways with a club or two, we are going to be at a disadvantage."