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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Andy No Longer a Carp

Someone posted some news from Japan in the comments of the previous post. Andy Phillips won't be playing for the Hiroshima Carp next year. They decided not to renew his contract, and signed Justin Huber instead.

Marty Brown, the manager of the Carp for the past four years, has moved to a new team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. No word on whether he'd be interested in having Andy play for him there.

Someone in Japan told me that Andy's said he likes it in Japan and wants to return. You'd think someone over there would be interested in signing him. He hit decently for the Carp: .265 / .500 / .339, with 15 home runs - not bad for half a season. Plus, he's a foreign player studmuffin!

If Andy doesn't get a contract in Japan, he could probably get at least a minor league contract here in the States. It wouldn't pay as well, but on the bright side, I'd get to see him least if he ends up in the IL.


posted by BubbaFan, 10:51 AM


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