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Hideki Okajima Returning to MLB Following Season in Japan Because of Failed Physical with New York Yankees
January 29th, 2013 at 9:16 AM
After playing one season of Nippon Professional Baseball with the Softbank Hawks in Japan, reliever Hideki Okajima has been released so he can return to America and continue his Major League Baseball career that was thrown off track when an injury to his throwing shoulder prevented him from passing his...

New York Yankees Sign Reliever Clay Rapada
February 18th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
The New York Yankees have signed left-handed reliever Clay Rapada to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Zack Meisel of MLB.com. ***PHOTO1*** Lefty reliever Hideki Okajima, who signed with the Yankees back in December, recently was cut after failing his physical. That move left the Yankees with a need for another lefty arm to compete for a spot...

New York Yankees Release Hideki Okajima After Failed Physical
February 18th, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Newly acquired reliever Hideki Okajima has failed his physical for the New York Yankees, meaning his contract will now be voided and he will become a free agent, tweets David Waldstein. ***PHOTO1*** Okajima failed the physical after Yankees doctors didn't like the results of an MRI done on his left shoulder, tweets Waldstein. The 36 year-old reliever signed a minor league deal with the Yankees in December...

Hideki Okajima to Ink Deal with New York Yankees
December 28th, 2011 at 12:03 PM
 ***PHOTO1***   MLB Trade Rumors has confirmed that the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Hideki Okajima.  Word of the deal came through David Waldstein of the New York Times, who tweeted about the deal and from Sports Hochi, who believes the deal is in the final...