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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tomo Ohka reportedly has a minor league deal with the Blue Jays

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays have reached a verbal agreement on a minor league contract with Tomo Ohka, who has reinvented himself as a knuckleballer since he last appeared in the majors in 2009. The expectation is that he’ll begin the year with Double-A New Hampshire.

Good cripple hitter Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:53 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, knuckleball, knuckleballers, signings, tomo ohka

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tomo Ohka Attempting Big League Comeback as Knuckleballer

A good knuckleball has the unique ability to revive a baseball career. Tomo Ohka is looking to harness the pitch’s magic.

Ohka, who last appeared in the majors with the Indians in 2009, is attempting to make it back to The Show as a knuckleballer, according to NikkanSports.com. The 37-year-old reportedly turned to the pitch after having shoulder surgery in 2011.

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Ohka posted a 3.73 ERA in 21 games with the Toyama Thunderbirds of Japan’s Baseball Challenge League in 2013, and arrived in the United States in October to continue training.

Good cripple hitter Posted: November 11, 2013 at 07:35 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: comebacks, knuckleball, tomo ohka

 

 

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