Pirates deal Igarashi to Blue Jays

Pitcher Ryota Igarashi of Japan walks to the clubhouse in Dunedin Florida, March 3, 2012....

Pitcher Ryota Igarashi of Japan walks to the clubhouse in Dunedin Florida, March 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

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BRADENTON, FLORIDA - The Pittsburgh Pirates traded right-handed pitcher Ryota Igarashi to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Igarashi, who was signed as a minor league free agent in December, went 4-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 45 games for the New York Mets last season.

The 32-year-old had an 8.68 ERA in nine spring training contests this year for the Pirates.


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