Mets Bid Iggy Sayonara

An article by posted on October 20, 2011

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released reliever Ryota Igarashi says a major league source.

Igarashi posted a disappointing 5.74 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 69/46 K/BB ratio over 69 innings in two seasons with the Mets after signing a two-year, $3 million deal to play for the team in 2010.

Iggy bypasses the typical MLB rules which requires six years of major league service before becoming a free agent. This is because he had a clause in his contract granting him free-agency rights if the two sides could not agree to a new deal before the current deal expired.

Sayonara, Iggy.

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