Tag Archive: Matt Carasiti


[12/5/2017] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Matt Carasiti

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old Matt Carasiti. He was assigned the uniform number 37. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 700,000 US dollars.

The Swallows see Carasiti as a candidate for the closer role next year.

Source: Yakult 12/5/2017, Sports Hochi 12/5/2017, Sponichi 12/5/2017, Sanspo 12/5/2017

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[12/1/2017] Yakult Swallows interested in Matt Carasiti, David Huff

According to report by Sports Hochi, the Yakult Swallows are interested in twenty-six-year-old Matt Carasiti and thirty-three-year-old David Huff. The Swallows see Carasiti as a possible candidate to close. Huff pitched for the LG Twins this year. In nineteen games (seventeen starts) he went 6-4 with 2.38 ERA.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/1/2017, Sponichi 12/1/2017

[UPDATE 12/4 @ 1:44am]

The Chicago Cubs released Carasiti so he could sign with the Yakult Swallows, according to a tweet by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Source: Tweet 12/1/2017


[11/15/2017] Orix Buffaloes interested in Matt Carasiti

Sports Hochi is reporting that the Orix Buffaloes are looking for bullpen help on the overseas market. They might also be looking for someone with experience closing, in case they lose Yoshihisa Hirano. One of their top candidates might be twenty-six-year-old Matt Carasiti.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/15/2017

[UPDATE 12/4 @ 1:46am]

The Buffaloes have shifted their focus to starting pitchers after they signed Hirotoshi Masui.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2017