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Hisanori Takahashi | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/2/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Nikkan Sports reports that Hisanori Takahashi will sign a contract with the Yokohama BayStars.
Takahashi's major league career got off to a promising start, but he really struggled over the last two seasons, putting up a 5.57 ERA over 54 appearances. The 38-year-old figures to stay back in Japan for good. Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:23:00 PM

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Hisanori Takahashi has elected free agency.

Takahashi spent most of 2013 at Triple-A with the Cubs and Rockies, putting up a 4.25 ERA over 38 appearances. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:18:00 PM

Rockies acquired LHP Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named later; assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Takahashi, 38, will provide organizational depth in the minors. He appeared in three games with the Cubs earlier this season and has a 1.98 ERA at the Triple-A level.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Cubs sent LHP Hisanori Takahashi outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The 38-year-old lefty was designated for assignment on Tuesday and passed through waivers with ease. He will now act as organizational relief depth for Chicago.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Cubs designated LHP Hisanori Takahashi for assignment.

Takahashi allowed two earned runs in three innings with the Cubs. The 38-year-old may draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of LHP Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Iowa.

He made the Opening Day bullpen after posting a 4.39 ERA with 13 strikeouts over 18 1/3 frames this spring. Takahashi will work in middle relief.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:36:00 PM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Hisanori Takahashi has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs.

He'll receive an invitation to spring training. Takahashi posted a 5.52 ERA in 51 games for the Angels and Pirates this past season, but he had a terrific K/BB ratio and boasts a solid 3.97 ERA and 1.27 WHIP for his career. He should have a good shot to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 09:19:00 PM

Pirates released LHP Hisanori Takahashi.

Takahashi was slated to become a free agent, anyway, so the Pirates are merely clearing a spot on the 40-man roster a little early. The left-hander will now seek employment elsewhere after putting up a 5.54 ERA over 51 appearances for the Angels and Pirates this season.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 06:51:00 PM

Pirates claimed LHP Hisanori Takahashi off waivers from the Angels.

This means the Pirates will now be responsible for the remainder of his $4.2 million salary for this season. Takahashi was recently sent down to Triple-A Salt Lake, but has a 4.93 ERA and 41/10 K/BB ratio over 42 innings this season and a 3.80 ERA over 232 innings in the majors. He'll presumably be added to the major league bullpen.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 04:02:00 PM

Angels optioned LHP Hisanori Takahashi to Triple-A Salt Lake.

It's the second time he's been sent down in the last month. Takahashi, who has put up 4.93 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 42 games, will return next month.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Angels recalled LHP Hisanori Takahashi from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Takahashi was demoted to the Triple-A level on Saturday but spent less than three days in the minor leagues. He will return to his middle relief role in Anaheim.
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Angels optioned LHP Hisanori Takahashi to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Takahashi gets the boot to clear a 25-man roster spot for Zack Greinke, who will make his debut for the Angels on Sunday. Takahashi should be back up later this summer.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 08:38:00 PM

Hisanori Takahashi tossed a scoreless inning in his return to action Saturday.

Takahashi left Friday's appearance with stiffness in his hip, but clearly it was no big deal since he was back out there the next day. He holds a 4.15 ERA over 25 appearances this season.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 03:50:00 AM

Hisanori Takahashi left Friday's game with stiffness in his hip.

Takahashi tossed a scoreless sixth inning, but tweaked his hip during warm-up pitches before the seventh. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but the Angels will likely provide more information after the game.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 01:05:00 AM

Hisanori Takahashi left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

Takahashi tossed a scoreless sixth inning and was ready to come out for the seventh, but he apparently tweaked something during his warm-up pitches. Scott Downs entered the game to replace him.
Sat, Jun 23, 2012 12:37:00 AM

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