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Braves Sign Yamarin

by Patrick Newman (Jan 25, 2009)

The story of Yoshinori Yamarin, which I followed a bit around draft time last year, has come to a conclusion with the young pitcher signing a minor league contract with the Braves. Sanspo has the details in Japanese, complete with a picture of him in a Braves hat that appears to be two sizes too small. Yamarin went unselected in last October's NPB draft, but reportedly reaches 92 with his fastball, and has some projectability at 6″1, 187. He's certainly not nearly as polished as Junichi Tazawa, and will begin his Braves career in an instructional league in Australia.


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