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.
Trade Okijima for what??? a roll of Nori and some day old Uni maybe…he should go back to Japan
Just not nice.
hahahaha yeah the japanese will be sad he didnt turn out to be a ichiro
Im surprised somebody like the astros hasnt picked him up
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.
He really cant be much worse than Morales… I think the Sox should give him once last shot this month.
i think boston should trade him in a package deal of varitek and four minor leaguers for Yu Darvish
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.
This is what happens when you refuse to adjust.
The Japanese never give in.
Must be some team willing to take a low-cost shot on him.