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Takashi Saito

44-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/14/1970   BORN: Miyagi, Japan   COLLEGE: Tohoku Fukushi Univ. (Japan)   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with Arizona in December of 2011.

December 28, 2012  –  Takashi Saito News

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Saito will play for the Rakuten Eagles in Japan in 2013, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Takashi Saito 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
2006 36 MAJ LOS 72 0 0 78.3 48 18 3 107 23 6 2 24 2.07 0.91
2007 37 MAJ LOS 63 0 0 64.3 33 10 5 78 13 2 1 39 1.40 0.72
2008 38 MAJ LOS 45 0 0 47.0 40 13 1 60 16 4 4 18 2.49 1.19
2009 39 MAJ BOS 56 0 0 55.7 50 15 6 52 25 3 3 2 2.43 1.35
2010 40 AAA GWI 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 40 MAJ ATL 56 0 0 54.0 41 17 4 69 17 2 3 1 1 17 2.83 1.07
2011 41 AAA NAS 6 0 0 5.2 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.58
2011 41 MAJ MIL 30 0 0 26.7 21 6 2 23 9 4 2 0 2 10 2.03 1.12
2012 42 A+ VIS 4 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2012 42 R SCO 4 4 0 4.0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2012 42 AAA REN 4 0 0 2.2 7 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 10.13 3.64
2012 42 MAJ ARI 16 0 0 12.0 17 9 4 11 5 0 0 0 1 2 6.75 1.83
3-Year Averages     23 0 0 19.3 19 7 3 17 7 2 1 0 1 6 3.26 1.34
Career  (View All)     338 0 0 338.0 250 88 25 400 108 21 15 84 2.34 1.06

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Takashi Saito Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201226616302.261

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012345411502.367

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20126.00005214.501.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20126.00006339.002.50
Takashi Saito 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
2006 36 MAJ LOS 72 0 78.3 12.29 2.64 4.65 0.34 0.70 77.9% 2.07 1.88 .283
2007 37 MAJ LOS 63 0 64.3 10.91 1.82 6.00 0.70 0.93 87.8% 1.40 2.41 .213
2008 38 MAJ LOS 45 0 47.0 11.49 3.06 3.75 0.19 1.05 78.2% 92.3 MPH 2.49 1.98 .350
2009 39 MAJ BOS 56 0 55.7 8.41 4.04 2.08 0.97 0.66 87% 91.8 MPH 2.43 4.13 .295
2010 40 AAA GWI 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2010 40 MAJ ATL 56 0 54.0 11.50 2.83 4.06 0.67 1.14 75.9% 91.4 MPH 2.83 2.55 .308
2011 41 AAA NAS 6 0 5.2 12.12 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.51 .281
2011 41 MAJ MIL 30 0 26.7 7.76 3.04 2.56 0.67 1.21 85.7% 90.8 MPH 2.03 3.58 .267
2012 42 A+ VIS 4 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .262
2012 42 R SCO 4 4 4.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .216
2012 42 AAA REN 4 0 2.2 8.18 4.09 2.00 4.09 71.4% 10.13 8.65 .588
2012 42 MAJ ARI 16 0 12.0 8.25 3.75 2.20 3.00 1.06 72.2% 90.5 MPH 6.75 7.20 .363
3-Year Averages     23 0 19.3 7.91 3.26 2.43 1.40 82.6% 3.26 4.54 .299
Career     338 0 338.0 10.65 2.88 3.70 0.67 81.1% 2.34 2.79 .289

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Takashi Saito: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Saito was designated for assignment, mlb.com reports.

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Saito gave up three runs on four hits Sunday against the Rockies, retiring only two batters.

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Saito (hamstring) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Saturday, the Diamondbacks' official Twitter page reports.

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Saito has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, according to the Diamondbacks' official twitter account.

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Saito's workload will continue to be limited as he's pitched three times over the last week with at least one day of rest before each appearance, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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Saito (calf) was removed from the disabled list Saturday, the Diamondbacks' Official Twitter reports.

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Saito (calf) is making progress in his rehab work in the Arizona Rookie League, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Saito (calf) made a pair of rehab appearances over the weekend and is nearing a return to the Arizona bullpen, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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2014

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2012

The 41-year-old Saito didn't pitch regularly until July due to a number of minor injuries, but was a very good reliever when he was healthy. He struck out 23 and walked nine in 26.2 innings and ended with a 2.03 ERA. There's no doubt that Saito can still be an effective reliever, but it is very doubtful that he could get through an entire season. The D-Backs signed him in December to work as part of their bridge to J.J. Putz.

2011

Saito had a strong season at age 40 and served as one of Atlanta's setup men. He struggled with a shoulder injury most of the second half of the season and was limited to six outings in September, but should be fully healthy for spring training. His fastball still averaged 91 mph and he had an excellent 69:17 K:BB ratio in 54 innings. The Brewers signed him to a one-year deal in December to bolster their bridge to closer John Axford, and he's also the closer-in-waiting for the Brewers should Axford struggle.

2010

Saito continued a trend of walking more batters and striking out less, though he was relatively effective for Boston out of the bullpen after overcoming an elbow injury in 2008. Having signed with Atlanta, the Braves plan to use him in a setup role and fill-in closer when Billy Wagner isn't available for duty. At 40, his career is winding down, but he can repeat his somewhat fortunate results with the Red Sox if his walk rate (4.04 BB/9IP in 2009) takes a step back toward his career mark (2.82 BB/9IP) this season.

2009

Saito pitched well again in his third year in the U.S., recording 18 saves with a 2.49 ERA and 60:16 K:BB in 47 innings. The low innings count was due to an elbow injury that forced Saito to the DL for two months and though he was able to return in September, the command was not there. Saito turns 39 in February, so considering his elbow woes, it's possible his career is over after the Dodgers let him go last fall. Should he be healthy and interested in pitching another year, he'll likely get a shot in a team's bullpen.

2008

At a salary of just $1 million in 2007, Saito was one of baseball's better bargains after saving 39 games with a 1.40 ERA for the Dodgers. Saito's strikeout rate took a small dip last year, but with 78 in 64.1 innings, he provides nice value in that category as well. To top things off, Saito has excellent control (career BB/9 rate of just 2.3). Barring something unforeseen, Saito will be back as the Dodgers' closer in 2008 and should again be among the league's elite at his position.

2007

Dodgers are relieved to have Saito back in 2007, as he ranked as one of the N.L.'s top relievers in his U.S. debut. Saito's 107 strikeouts led all MLB relievers and are due in large part to his command, experience and deceptiveness, as he's not a prototypical power closer. Saito saved just 24 games in 2006 due in large part to the presence of Danys Baez and he'll have Jonathan Broxton breathing down his neck in 2007, but he should still be one of the top closers this year.

2006

Left Japan as a free agent after the 2005 season with an intent to sign with an MLB team. Saito, who'll turn 36 in February, went 3-4, 3.82 as a fifth starter and swingman last year, with a 1.32 WHIP and a 93-to-29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 106 innings. If Saito does sign with an MLB club, look for him to see work as a middle reliever, with what little roto impact he has probably coming from his home park.