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A-Rod praises Igawa; Japan takes notice

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 24, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Kei Igawa threw his second BP session today and looked pretty good. He faced Alex Rodriguez and the Japanese reporters wanted to hear what A-Rod thought.

I listened in.

“Very impressive,” Rodriguez said. “He has it in him to win 15 games or more. Kei is the kind pitcher who will do well in our league.”

According to Rodriguez, Igawa throws harder than most lefties and has the kind of stuff that will work well at Yankee Stadium.

The Japanese reporters practically ran to their laptops. This will be big news back home.




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