Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers wasn't kidding when he said (many times) that he believes pitching wins championships. He proved that yet again by landing yet another solid piece to the D-backs bullpen that was already vastly improved in 2011. According to a report from the reliable Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Diamondbacks agreed to terms with valuable reliever, RHP Takashi Saito.
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hearing saito has agreed to terms with #dbacks. another good pickup for them.
Towers said just a few days ago after the trade that added starting pitcher Trevor Cahill and reliever Craig Breslow that he wasn't done dealing and was still looking for either another starter, more bullpen help, or both.
Saito will turn 42 before the season so that will be a concern. He's been extremely effect, however, in his six seasons in Major League Baseball. Saito has a career ERA of 2.18 and posted a 2.03 in 30 appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers last season.
Contract terms with the D-backs aren't available. The free agent made a reported $1.75 million last season.
If he can remain healthy and effective, Saito adds even more depth to the Diamondbacks bullpen that already received an upgrade in with the addition of Breslow.
The free agent signing of Takashi Saito has not been officially confirmed.
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