Update: The terms of the deal are for two years and $3 million total. Original Post: The New York Mets have looked to Japan for talent nine times in their history. And nine times the results have not been what the Mets were looking for. The Mets are hoping the results from their latest import from Japan are more favorable than in years past. Today, the Mets have signed 30-year-old RHP Ryota Igarashi from the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League to a two-year contract. No terms of the deal have been released yet. In his 10-year career in the NCL, Igarashi had a 3.25 ERA, 54 saves, and 630 strikeouts in 570 innings. Igarashi is expected to work out of the bullpen for the Mets in 2010 and could ultimately be the eighth inning set-up man to closer Francisco Rodriguez. Here is ...
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