BASEBALL: Athletics win bidding for RHP Hisashi Iwakuma
NEW YORK (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have won bidding for negotiating rights to Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.
The A’s bid was accepted by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League under the bidding treaty between Major League Baseball and the Japanese commissioner’s office, MLB said Monday.
Oakland has 30 days to reach a contract agreement.
The 29-year-old righty was 10-9 with a 2.82 ERA in 28 games this season with four complete games and one shutout. He struck out 153 and walked 36 in 201 innings.
In 10 professional seasons, Iwakuma is 101-62 with a 3.32 ERA and 46 complete games in 209 appearances.