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Masahide Kobayashi

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Kobayashi agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants in November of 2009.

November 1, 2011  –  Masahide Kobayashi News

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Kobayashi retired Tuesday after recording 234 career saves in Japanese baseball and MLB, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Masahide Kobayashi Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 33 JPN JPN 49 0 0 47.3 53 19 4 35 12 2 7 27 3.61 1.37
2008 34 MAJ CLE 57 0 0 55.7 65 28 8 35 14 4 5 6 4.53 1.42
2009 35 AAA COL 18 0 0 19.3 28 10 4 11 7 2 2 1 4.66 1.81
2009 35 MAJ CLE 10 0 0 9.7 12 9 2 4 4 0 0 0 8.38 1.66
Career  (View All)     67 0 0 65.3 77 37 10 39 18 4 5 6 5.10 1.45

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Masahide Kobayashi Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 33 JPN JPN 49 0 47.3 6.65 2.28 2.92 0.76 75.4% 3.61 3.71 .332
2008 34 MAJ CLE 57 0 55.7 5.66 2.26 2.50 1.29 1.44 71.8% 90.4 MPH 4.53 4.59 .318
2009 35 AAA COL 18 0 19.3 5.12 3.26 1.57 1.86 80.6% 4.66 5.99 .355
2009 35 MAJ CLE 10 0 9.7 3.72 3.72 1.00 1.86 0.67 50% 90.4 MPH 8.38 6.34 .301
Career     67 0 65.3 5.37 2.48 2.17 1.38 68.2% 5.10 4.85 .316

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Masahide Kobayashi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kobayashi has agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants, the Kyodo News Service reports.

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Kobayashi, who had a 4.66 ERA in 18 games at Triple-A, was released by the Indians.

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Kobayashi has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus, the team's official site reports.

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The Indians will remove Kobayashi from the 40-man and 25-man rosters Sunday, the team's official site reports.

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Kobayashi was charged with five hits and five runs without recording an out as part of Boston's record-setting 12-run sixth-inning romp against Indians pitching.

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Kobayashi allowed two solo home runs in the Indians' loss to the Twins Saturday.

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Kobayashi was roughed up again on Wednesday, allowing five runs in an inning of relief.

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Kobayashi has allowed seven runs on nine hits in just four innings this spring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Kobayashi (4-5, 4.53 ERA) will need to work on his durability this offseason after tossing just six innings in the season's final two months.

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The Indians plan on limiting Kobayashi's workload in September, the team's official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Masahide Kobayashi.

2009

Kobayashi's disappearing act in the second half was quite unwelcome to those who took the draft-day plunge as the right-hander tossed just six innings in the final two months of the season. He was pretty effective in the first half (44.1 innings, 3.05 ERA and five saves), but will need to work on his durability if he's going to be a serious threat to pick up saves in the Cleveland bullpen should anything happen to new closer Kerry Wood.

2008

Kobayashi, 33, a nine-year veteran with Japan's Lotte Marines, has served as the team's closer since 2000, posting 227 saves in his career. In 2007, Kobayashi had a bit of an off year by his standards, posting a 3.61 ERA and 1.370 WHIP while notching 27 saves in 29 opportunities (35:12 K:BB ratio in 47.1 innings, 49 games). Over his four previous seasons, Kobayashi had posted a 3.22 ERA and 1.190 WHIP while averaging seven strikeouts per nine innings. Kobayashi had to go on the DL for two weeks in mid-September for what was reported as pain in his spine. He returned to pitch twice at the end of the regular season, but he saw no action for the Marines in the playoffs, so his health is clearly a question mark. Despite his back woes, Cleveland signed him in the offseason, and he's slated to join the bullpen set-up crew as spring training opens; he's got closer-in-waiting potential if he's healthy.

2007

You can find Kobayahi's Japanese career stats at japanesebaseball.com.