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Randy Messenger | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/13/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Randy Messenger has officially re-signed with the Hanshin Tigers on a three-year deal.
The 30-year-old right-hander wanted to return to MLB after three successful years (four overall) in Japan, but he apparently was offered much more money from Hanshin. He posted a 2.89 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 183/56 K/BB ratio over 196 1/3 innings in 2013. Tue, Nov 12, 2013 06:13:00 PM

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According to sources, Randy Messenger is close to accepting a three-year, $15 million offer to remain with the Hanshin Tigers.

The 30-year-old right-hander would've preferred to return stateside, but it doesn't appear that he could secure a guaranteed contract. He posted a 2.89 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 183/56 K/BB ratio over 196 1/3 innings in 2013.
Source: Japan Times
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Randy Messenger has set a Nov. 15 deadline for MLB teams to submit offers, according his agent Matt Sosnick.

The Hanshin Tigers have a three-year, $15 million contract offer on the table to keep Messenger in Japan, and the club obviously wants a response in the near future. The right-hander would accept a two-year deal worth between $8 to $10 million to return to America. Sosnick has fielded multiple offers from MLB teams, but none has included a second guaranteed season. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Messenger has revitalized his career across the globe. He logged a 2.89 ERA with 183 strikeouts in 196 1/3 frames this past season. Messenger was a reliever with the Marlins, Giants and Mariners between 2005-09.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 03:45:00 PM

According to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors, the Hanshin Tigers have made a three-year offer in the $15 million range to keep Randy Messenger in Japan.

That's big-time money for a Nippon Professional Baseball team. Messenger, a native of Reno, Nevada, has revitalized his career overseas and was expected to try to return to Major League Baseball this winter. But it seems Hanshin has made him an offer that he can't refuse.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:57:00 PM

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, Randy Messenger has agreed to stay with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League.

Messenger's agent Matt Sosnick has confirmed that it is a one-year deal with an option for 2013. The 30-year-old right-hander had a strong second-year with the Tigers, posting a 12-7 record with a 2.88 ERA and 120 strikeouts. However, a return to MLB isn't imminent.
Source: NPB Tracker
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 11:58:00 PM

According to Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, Randy Messenger has agreed to a deal to stay with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League.

Messenger wasn't all that impressive in his first season in Japan, posting a 4.93 ERA and 48/31 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander has a 4.87 ERA in 173 major league games, averaging 5.8 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9, so it doesn't look like he has made any breakthroughs.
Source: NPB Tracker
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 01:06:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Randy Messenger.

Messenger has spent the entire season with Triple-A Tacoma, putting up a 2.86 ERA with 25 saves as the team's closer. The 28-year-old had a 3.55 ERA in 13 appearances with the Mariners last season.
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 05:51:00 PM

Mariners re-signed RHP Randy Messenger to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Messenger was just bumped from the 40-man roster earlier this week. He had a 3.55 ERA in 12 2/3 innings after joining the Mariners for the final five weeks of last season.
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 04:06:00 PM

Mariners released RHP Randy Messenger.

Messenger goes to make room on the 40-man roster following Wednesday's 2-for-1 trade with the Cubs.
Thu, Jan 29, 2009 09:41:00 AM

Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Randy Messenger from Triple-A Tacoma.

Messenger had a 4.20 ERA in 64 1/3 innings for the Marlins and Giants last season, but this will be his first action in the majors this year. He had a 2.38 ERA in 22 2/3 innings since the Mariners signed him and sent him to Tacoma. He'll be tried in middle relief, and if he pitches well, Seattle will be able to keep him at a minimum salary for 2009.
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 06:38:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Randy Messenger to Triple-A Fresno; reassigned 1B-3B Scott McClain and 1B Brett Harper to minor league camp.

Messenger's demotion is flat-out shocking. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that he was still behind what happened at the end of last year, but it has to be something more than that. Messenger had a 2.62 ERA last season until suffering a broken non-throwing hand on Aug. 16. He returned in September, but was awful, giving up 13 runs in six innings. He had allowed four runs in two innings this spring. This could clear the way for a surprise candidate like Merkin Valdez or Keiichi Yabu to make the Giants.
Wed, Mar 5, 2008 11:29:00 PM

Randy Messenger (broken left hand) could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Messenger threw a two-inning simulated game Monday and appears ready to join the Giants' bullpen.
Tue, Sep 11, 2007 09:33:00 AM

Randy Messenger, on the DL with a broken left hand, threw a two-inning simulated game on Monday.

He'll likely be activated within the next couple of days.
Mon, Sep 10, 2007 11:23:00 PM

Randy Messenger (surgery on non-throwing hand) will be available out of the bullpen this weekend.

Messenger has been out since injuring his hand while punching a cooler on Aug. 16.
Fri, Sep 7, 2007 11:13:00 AM

Randy Messenger, on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 16 because of a fractured bone in his left (non-throwing) hand, threw off a mound Saturday without complications.

Messenger is still wearing a cast on his left hand. "As soon as we get in him a workable cast or contraption where he can catch a ball, we'll be ready to go," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Sun, Sep 2, 2007 12:11:00 AM

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