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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Japanese team releases Brad Penny after just one start

He couldn’t take dancing with the BayStars?

Brad Penny is looking for work again, as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League released the 33-year-old right-hander, the team announced on Tuesday (via YakyuBaka.com).

Penny signed what was reportedly the largest deal ever to an American pitcher in his first year in Japan, worth $4 million plus another $3.5 million in performance bonuses. There was an additional $4.5 mutual option if he pitched 150 innings or won 12 games.

Instead, he managed just 3 1/3 innings in Japan. In his only start on April 4, Penny was saddled with a loss after giving up seven hits and six runs (four earned), striking out one and walking three. He threw just 64 pitches for the Hawks. The day after his start, he was taken off the team’s active roster with right shoulder pain.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 08, 2012 at 03:43 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: May 09, 2012 at 12:10 AM (#4127092)
This guy should be Vicente Padilla redux. Why doesn't anyone try him out of the bullpen?
   2. JEe (Jason) Posted: May 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM (#4127112)
Chill. He was released barely one day ago.
   3. Astro Logical Sign Stealer Posted: May 09, 2012 at 01:41 AM (#4127136)
Fukuoka?

As in, why the Fukuoka three guys in three innings?
   4. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors Posted: May 09, 2012 at 06:11 AM (#4127150)
I hope that $4M base wasn't guaranteed, otherwise I can't imagine how bad Penny must have looked to warrant being released.
   5. joyjoykid Posted: May 09, 2012 at 07:21 AM (#4127161)
Reportedly, Penny gets paid prorated portion of guaranteed money, which is something like 700k.
   6. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 09, 2012 at 07:27 AM (#4127163)
I can't imagine how bad Penny must have looked to warrant being released.
Apparently he asked to be released.

1. Sign guaranteed contract
2. Tell employer you'd rather not work
3. Profit!

(There wasn't really anywhere to put the question marks in this case.)
   7. phineas Posted: May 10, 2012 at 01:18 AM (#4127993)
He is now among the "Jokes of the MLB" in Japan. The list includes:

Mike Greenwell
Dan Miceli
Kevin Mitchell
Goose Gossage

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