In a message dated 97-01-10 09:54:23 EST, you write:
<< a bit on the new right hander, Shigetushi Hasegawa, formerly of the Orix
BlueWave, now of the Angels.
he's 28. was 0-2 with a 5.34 last year.
However, he was pouting over not being allowed to sign with a U.S.
team.....he had asked for a release to do so and had been denied.
The previous year, he was 12-7, 2.89.....obviously, lots better.>>
The deal on Shigetoshi is this from the Orange County Register:
He signed a one-year deal with an option for 1998.
The total deal figures to cost the Angels about $2 million, with a large part
of that going to the Orix of the Japanese Pacific League. The base salary is
The Angels would prefer Hasagawa break into the majors as a reliever. They
still hope Abbott can cure the slump and that way he could be in the middle
in '97 and join the rotation in '98.
Hasagawa was 4-6 with a 5.34 era last year, but is a 3time 12 game winner and
was 57-45 lifetime in Japan.
Hope this helps our pitching. The Register also reported yesterday the Halos
are working on a long-term deal with Tim Salmon, who is in the final year of
his last deal. They don't want the distractions that came with the contract
issues of Gary DiSarcina last year.
Pitchers report to spring training soon!!