[11/10/2016] Tomo Ohka trying to make it back to the Majors

Forty-year-old Tomo Ohka is trying to make his back to the MLB. He was in Arizona on November 2 and threw about sixty pitches to four minor league baseball players in front of scouts from a number of MLB teams, including the Rays, Royals, and Orioles.

Ohka has been working on a knuckleball since he was released by Yokohama in 2011. He spent the last two years playing in the Baseball Challenge League.

Source: Sponichi 11/10/2016

[UPDATE 12/16/2016]

The Orioles signed Ohka to a minor league contract on December 16.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/16/2016

Independent League Stats

  Team ERA G W L Sv CG IP BF NP H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK E
2015 Toyama 8.22 12 3 5 0 1 46.0 233 885 71 2 18 27 1 44 42 2 0 0
2015 Fukushima 0.00 3 1 0 0 0 7.0 27 109 3 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016 Fukushima 2.82 16 7 4 0 1 79.2 331 1173 73 4 28 26 7 38 25 2 0 1

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