34-Year Old Pitcher Signs In Japan After Two Seasons In MLB

Headed back to Japan.

Hirokazu Sawamura has signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Sawamura was said to have been looking for opportunities in the MLB this offseason but was obviously unable to find a job. As a result, he'll now head back to Japan, his home country.

Over two seasons in the majors, with the Boston Red Sox, Sawamura compiled a solid 3.39 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 101 strikeouts over 103.2 innings of work. He made 104 relief appearances, finished 15 games and held a 6-2 record.

He was released by the Red Sox last September.

The thirty-four-year right-handed pitcher will head back to Japan where he spent the first decade of his professional career.
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