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Yasuhiko Yabuta

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 185   DOB: 6/19/1973   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Yasuhiko Yabuta Contract Information:

In November of 2009, Kansas City declined the $4 million club option for 2010 in Yabuta's contract, instead paying a $500,000 buyout.

November 13, 2009  –  Yasuhiko Yabuta News

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Yabuta chose to become a free agent rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

Yasuhiko Yabuta 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
2008 35 AAA OMA 20 0 0 40.3 46 24 3 33 16 4 3 3 5.36 1.54
2008 35 MAJ KAN 31 0 0 37.7 41 20 6 25 17 1 3 0 4.78 1.54
2009 36 AAA OMA 26 0 0 45.7 39 18 5 53 17 2 1 0 3.55 1.23
2009 36 MAJ KAN 12 0 0 14.0 29 21 3 9 7 2 1 0 13.50 2.57
Career  (View All) MAJ   43 0 0 51.7 70 41 9 34 24 3 4 0 7.14 1.82

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Yasuhiko Yabuta Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Yasuhiko Yabuta 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
2008 35 AAA OMA 20 0 40.3 7.36 3.57 2.06 0.67 64.4% 5.36 3.72 .348
2008 35 MAJ KAN 31 0 37.7 5.97 4.06 1.47 1.43 1.32 73.1% 89.4 MPH 4.78 5.34 .301
2009 36 AAA OMA 26 0 45.7 10.45 3.35 3.12 0.99 74.5% 3.55 3.42 .310
2009 36 MAJ KAN 12 0 14.0 5.79 4.50 1.29 1.93 0.74 45.5% 91.7 MPH 13.50 6.25 .460
Career MAJ   43 0 51.7 5.92 4.18 1.42 1.57 62.4% 7.14 5.59 .353

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Worst Matchups for Yasuhiko Yabuta (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Quentin SD 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.500 3.500
Andy Marte AZ 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Curtis Granderson NY-N 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Eric Patterson CHI-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Dustin Pedroia BOS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jhonny Peralta STL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Gerald Laird ATL 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.167
Ian Kinsler DET 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.250 2.000
Ryan Sweeney CHI-N 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Yasuhiko Yabuta (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rob Johnson SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Jones BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chone Figgins LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Flowers CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Markakis BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Sean Rodriguez TB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Swisher CLE 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Treanor CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Uribe LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Wilson TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Yasuhiko Yabuta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kansas City declined the $4 million club option for 2010 in Yabuta's contract, instead paying a $500,000 buyout, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals purchased Yabuta's contract from Triple-A Omaha on Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Yabuta was assigned to Triple-A Omaha Monday.

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The Royals called Yabuta up from Triple-A Omaha Monday, the Royals' official site reports.

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Yabuta cleared waivers Thursday, and his contract was transferred to Triple-A Omaha, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Yabuta was designated for assignment Saturday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Yabuta was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday.

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Yabuta may be sent to Triple-A Omaha if John Bale (shoulder fatigue) returns from the DL this weekend, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Yabuta threw a shutout inning in his MLB debut Saturday against the Twins.

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Yabuta (bruised leg) said he's ready to pitch, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Yabuta (bruised leg) played catch Tuesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Yasuhiko Yabuta.

2008

Yabuta, 34, has been one of Japan's better right-handed set-up men over the past few seasons, posting a 2.73 ERA in 58 relief outings last season (1.180 WHIP, 45:10 K:BB ratio in 62.2 innings). However, Yabuta's strikeout rate did drop last season (6.5 strikeouts per nine innings after averaging 8.2 per nine over the previous three seasons). Yabuta appeared in four games for Japan at the 2006 WBC (one run, three baserunners in 4.1 innings, five strikeouts), retiring all four batters he faced in his second-round appearance against Team USA (including strikeouts of Alex Rodriguez, Derrek Lee and Johnny Damon). Kansas City signed him in the offseason, and he'll set up Joakim Soria in the bullpen.

2007

You can find Yabuta's stats from Japan here at japanesebaseball.com.