Hideki Okajima Pondering Retirement

Reliever Hideki Okajima, currently pitching for Boston's Triple-A affiliate, says that his future beyond this season is up in the air, writes Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal.  Okajima will consider his options, including retirement.

"I don't know what I'm going to be doing next season," Okajima said through an interpreter. "I might retire. I might go back to Japan. I might be over here again. I'm not really sure. I just have to see where the offseason takes me once I get there."

After being clearing waivers and accepting a Triple-A assignment in May, the veteran said that he would like to be traded.  In 34 appearances for the Pawtucket Red Sox this season, Okajima has a 2.29 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9.


17 Responses to Hideki Okajima Pondering Retirement Leave a Reply

  1. Andrew Rosner 4 years ago

    Trade Okijima for what??? a roll of Nori and some day old Uni maybe…he should go back to Japan

  2. Nick 4 years ago

    Im surprised somebody like the astros hasnt picked him up

  3. Alldaybaseball 4 years ago

    Seems like he could be useful and his numbers have said it in the past. A team with few lefties or a team looking for September depth should definitely look into getting him.

  4. philpbarnes 4 years ago

    He really cant be much worse than Morales… I think the Sox should give him once last shot this month.

  5. i think boston should trade him in a package deal of varitek and four minor leaguers for Yu Darvish

  6. Cody 4 years ago

    He said he would not like to be called up when he was asked a couple months ago. So whatever happens is his fault. He’s done anyway his stuff is mediocre at best once they got past his delivery.

  7. Holidayjesus 4 years ago

    This is what happens when you refuse to adjust. 

  8. CommissionerBart 4 years ago

    Must be some team willing to take a low-cost shot on him.

  9. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Wait a second man.  Let’s hear him out.

  10. baybombers 4 years ago

    um yeah ok? I realize ichiro is a great player and a future hall of famer…..?

  11. baybombers 4 years ago

    um yeah ok? I realize ichiro is a great player and a future hall of famer…..?

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