View Full Version : D-Rays add Japanese Reliever

01-12-2006, 01:40 AM
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays agreed Wednesday to a $1.4 million, two-year contract with Japanese relief pitcher Shinji Mori.

The agreement is the team's first with a player from the Japanese leagues, Devil Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman said. Friedman hoped the agreement will lead to more opportunities in Asia.

Linky (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/wires/01/11/2010.ap.bba.devil.rays.mori.0241/)

01-12-2006, 10:31 AM
I've seen him pitch, he wasn't bad but nothing phenomenal. Servicable. He did have some sort of injury, which I could never get a straight answer on from my Japanese contacts. Seibu didn't let him go for no reason.