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.


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17 Comments on "Hideki Okajima Pondering Retirement"


Andrew Rosner
3 years 10 months ago

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

Rabbitov
3 years 10 months ago

Just not nice.

baybombers
3 years 10 months ago

hahahaha yeah the japanese will be sad he didnt turn out to be a ichiro

Nick
3 years 10 months ago

Im surprised somebody like the astros hasnt picked him up

Alldaybaseball
3 years 10 months 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.

philpbarnes
3 years 10 months ago

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

3 years 10 months ago

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

MaineSox
3 years 10 months ago

Uhh…

Cody
3 years 10 months 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.

Holidayjesus
3 years 10 months ago

This is what happens when you refuse to adjust. 

KeithLawSucksInStl
3 years 10 months ago

The Japanese never give in.

3 years 10 months ago

Ponder….

3 years 10 months ago

Ponder….

CommissionerBart
3 years 10 months ago

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

wickedkevin
3 years 10 months ago

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

baybombers
3 years 10 months ago

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

baybombers
3 years 10 months ago

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