Junichi Tazawa Signs Two-Year Deal With Miami Marlins
Multiple sources are reporting that former Red Sox relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa has signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Miami Marlins. Tazawa has been a mainstay in the Boston bullpen for quite some time now—after signing as a free agent out of Japan in 2008. Over seven seasons in Carmine Hose (the last five in a substantive role), Tazawa has gone 17-20 with a solid 3.58 ERA. He's pitched a total of 312 innings in 302 games for Boston. He was brilliant in the 2013 post-season—going 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA over 7.1 innings—including 2.1 scoreless innings in that year's World Series. We wish Junichi the best of luck in Miami!