Several teams expected to bid on Ishii

January 3, 2002
By Peter Gammons
The next big thing from Japan has been "posted" and could be headed to a rotation in the U.S. major leagues in time for spring training.

Left-hander Kazuhisa Ishii of the Yakult Swallows, 28, was "posted," the term used when a player in the Japanese leagues wants to switch to the majors, with the commissioner's office on Wednesdsay.

Teams interested in acquiring Ishii have until the end of business on Monday to make a blind bid, which would go to the Yakult club. The Japanese ...

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