News archive of Cleveland Indians Pitcher
- nikkan: 33 year old right-handed closer, Masahide Kobayashi files for free agency. 227 total saves, with more than 20 saves each of last 7 years.
November 2, 2007
- sanspo: Masahide Kobayashi first player to declare free agency after 2007 season
November 3, 2007
- zakzak: Kobayashi choose SFX as his agent. The company also represents likes of David Ortiz
November 7, 2007
- St Petersburg Times: Tampa Bay Rays look East to bolster pen: Eye on right-handers Kazuo Fukumori and Masahide Kobayashi
November 11, 2007
- sanspo: Yabuta has 5 clubs, and Masahide Kobayashi has offers from 2 clubs: Phillies and Rays
November 20, 2007
- mlb.com: Tribe lands Japan's closer Masahide Kobayashi. A two-year Major League contract with a club option for 2010
November 21, 2007
- houchi: Indians get Masa Kobayashi for 2 years. Uniform number 30.
November 21, 2007
- nikkan: Masa Kobayashi loads the bases but gets out of jam. Spring Training debut.
March 2, 2008
- sponichi: Kobayashi gets his third save of the season.
June 14, 2008
- kyodo: Kobayashi pitches three games in a row, gets 4th win after pitching perfect 10th
June 22, 2008
- number: Kobayashi, only survivor of "next-Okajima" generation
July 1, 2008
- sankei: Kobayashi will likely to get closer role for Indians, the manager says
July 6, 2008
- nikkan: Masa Kobayashi needs 17 more saves to get 250 Japan-US total save. Will be the oldest in the staff in his second year
February 8, 2009
- sponichi: Yabuta, Kobayashi both ex-Lotte pitchers could come back to the former team together after the season
June 23, 2009
- Nikkan: Indians release Masa Kobayashi
July 18, 2009
- Sponichi: Former Cleveland Indians RHP Masahide Kobayashi wanted by Yomiuri Giants
November 27, 2009
- Hochi: Masahide Kobayashi would not say, but looks to be signing with Yomiuri Giants "Will retire with next team"
November 29, 2009
- Sanspo: Masahide Kobayashi becomes member of Yomiuri Giants
December 1, 2009
- Japan Times: Former All-Star closer Masahide Kobayashi retired after recording 234 career saves in NPB and MLB combined. Played two seasons with the Cleveland Indians, 2008-09.
November 1, 2011
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