Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Thanks to an anonymous comment left on an earlier post, I've found a new source of Japanese baseball stats in English.
Andy Phillips did not have a good year: .198 / .283 / .296
Worse, he played in only a few games. About a month's worth. He seems to have spent most of the season in the Japanese equivalent of the minors. I wonder if he was injured.
Marty Brown, his manager this year and last, got canned.
I wonder if this is the end of Andy's Japanese baseball career. Or his baseball career altogether. Next year will be his age 34 season.
He could probably play AAA ball here in the US next year, assuming he's healthy. Aaron Guiel was 33 when the Yankees picked him up off waivers and called him up.
Speaking of Guiel, he seems to be doing all right at age 37 in Japan. Batting average is low, but his OBP and SLG are holding up.
Andy's teammate, former Yankee Darrell Rasner, is doing okay, too.
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