Red Sox extend spring training invitation to Japanese independent league pitcher Hideyoshi Otake
|01.10.14 at 11:29 pm ET|
A major league source confirmed that the Red Sox have invited Japanese right-hander Hideyoshi Otake to their minor league spring training. Otake, a 5-foot-11, 187-pound reliever, spent last year pitching in Japan’s independent Baseball Challenge League, recording 17 saves while punching out 47 and walking 16 in 44 1/3 innings with a 2.23 ERA.
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