46-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Masumi Kuwata in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Masumi Kuwata Contract Information:
Signed a minor-league contract with Pittsburgh (spring NRI), Dec. 2007. Retired from baseball in March of 2008.
Kuwata is going to announce his retirement after Wednesday's game against the Tigers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Masumi Kuwata.
Kuwata has certainly had an impressive career in Japan, winning league MVP honors in 1994 and the Sawamura Award (Japan's Cy Young) in 1987. However, after going 12-6, 2.22 to win the league ERA title in 2002, he's been ineffective ever since, and he spent most of 2006 in the minors after going down with an ankle injury in April. Out of respect for his past accomplishments, the Yomiuri Giants lobbied many MLB teams in an attempt to give Kuwata a shot at pitching in the majors before he retires. He'll now get that chance with the Pirates, but it would be a huge surprise if he wound up in Pittsburgh's Opening Day rotation.