Red Sox lefty Hideki Okajima is hoping for a trade, he told Michael Vega of the Boston Globe. Okajima has been pitching in Triple-A since clearing waivers on May 24th. He told Vega through an interpreter he'd rather not be called up to the Red Sox following Rich Hill's injury. Perhaps he didn't enjoy being used sparingly while in the bigs.
Okajima, 36, has excelled in eight Triple-A appearances this year. It appears that the Red Sox explored the trade market for him a couple of weeks ago when he was designated for assignment, and found no takers.