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Giants Sign Yabu
The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Keiichi Yabu [Baseball Reference] to a minor league contract.

Yabu hasn't pitched since 2005, when he spent the season with the Oakland A's. He signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies, but requested his release after he failed to make the club. He went 4-0 with 1 SV and a 4.50 ERA in 40 games with the A's in 2005.

Source: Baseball America
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Re: Giants Sign Yabu
[ Author: BigManZam | Posted: Dec 13, 2007 12:28 PM | CLM Fan ]

I can't believe Yabu is still going. I hope he succeeds this time, because he'll be in Mac Suzuki and late Hideo Nomo territory if he can't make this work. I can't believe he's going to be 40 next year. It seems like ages since I last saw him pitch.
Re: Giants Sign Yabu
[ Author: Shinigami | Posted: Dec 14, 2007 4:30 PM | FSH Fan ]

I was just pitching with him in Pawapuro; 11 Ks just yesterday, ha.

And yes, it's been a long while since we last saw him. Didn't know he was still around.
Re: Giants Sign Yabu
[ Author: rockeastwood | Posted: Feb 18, 2008 10:57 AM | YBS Fan ]

Here is a pic ture of Yabu in Camp for my SF Giants. Scottdale Arizona February 14, 2008.

Didn't realize he was such a big boy.

He said he wasn't surprised not many Japanese reporters where there. Most are at the Kansas City camp watching Nomo.
Re: Giants Sign Yabu
[ Author: rockeastwood | Posted: Mar 31, 2008 7:04 PM | YBS Fan ]

How about Yabu making the SF Giants roster? He might be gone after Vinny Chulk returns from the DL, but hey, he's on a roster right? Not bad for a 39 year old!
Re: Giants Sign Yabu
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Apr 6, 2008 11:29 PM ]

On a team that's right up there (down there) with the Pirates vying for the title of worst team in the NL? Not much to see here, move on.
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