Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:29:44 -0800
The Rakuten Golden Eagles signed free-agent RP Takashi Saito (Red Sox) to a one-year deal, pending a physical.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:53:36 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated RP Takashi Saito for assignment.
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 09:36:56 -0700
Confirming previous reports, the Arizona Diamondbacks have activated INF Willie Bloomquist (back) and Ps Josh Collmenter (ulcers) and Takashi Saito (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:50:33 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks plan to activate SP Josh Collmenter (ulcers) and RP Takashi Saito (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Sept. 1.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:52:04 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (hamstring) is expected to pitch in an Arizona rookie league game sometime this week, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:03:13 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed RP Takashi Saito (hamstring) on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring Tuesday, Aug. 14, and recalled RP Michael Zagurski in a corresponding move.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 17:25:33 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated RP Takashi Saito (calf) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 21. He will be the first pitcher of Japanese descent to pitch for the Diamondbacks.
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:14:56 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (calf) tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in the Arizona League Tuesday, July 17. SS John McDonald (oblique) continues to work out in Arizona and may begin a rehab assignment Friday, July 20. McDonald caught bronchitis during the All-Star break, which slowed his recovery temporarily.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:09:00 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (calf, illness) was able to throw perfect innings in rehab appearances in Arizona League games Friday, July 13, and Sunday, July 15. He is scheduled to take off Monday, July 16, before making more appearances Tuesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 19. "We've just got to get him on a streak of good," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He threw more aggressive (Sunday), throwing more of his secondary pitches as well as his fastball." His velocity was clocked around 90-91 mph.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:09:10 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (calf, illness) was able to resume his throwing program Friday, June 22. He had been sidelined due to an undisclosed illness. Saito is not yet ready for rehab game action.