Ex-Jay Wolfe signs with Nippon Ham Fighters
Right-hander made 14 relief appearances for Toronto in '09
Former Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brian Wolfe has reportedly signed to pitch for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, according to an article in the Kyodo News.
Wolfe, 29, becomes the third U.S. Major League pitcher to sign in Japan this offseason and the second player in the last 24 hours, joining former San Diego second baseman Edgar Gonzalez, who inked a deal with the Yomiuri Giants on Thursday.
In 2009, Wolfe posted an 8.22 ERA in 14 games in relief with the Jays and had a 5.05 ERA in 34 games at Triple-A Las Vegas. He also pitched in the big leagues with Toronto in 2008 (2.45 in 20 games) and 2007 (2.98 in 38 games), giving him a 3.81 lifetime Major League ERA in 72 games.
Lisa Winston is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.