• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Hisanori Takahashi heading back to Japan

    Relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi has agreed to a deal with the Yokohama BayStars of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, according to Nikkan Sports. The terms of the deal are still unknown. He posted a 4.25 ERA over 53 innings of relief between Triple-A Iowa and Triple-A Colorado Springs.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Three Rockies elect free agency

    Three Rockies left off the club's final 40-man roster have elected free agency, MLB.com reports. Pitchers Chris Volstad and Hisanori Takahashi as well as outfielder Tyler Colvin will test the market this offseason.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Rockies acquire Hisanori Takahashi

    The Cubs traded pitcher Hisanori Takahashi to the Rockies Saturday, in a deal for a player to be named later. Takahashi was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Takahashi has a 1.98 ERA pitching for Triple-A Iowa, after being designated for assignment by the Cubs due to a 6.00 ERA in three innings of work in April.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Hisanori Takahashi clears waivers

    Cubs pictcher Hisanori Takahashi cleared waivers and will be assigned to Triple-A. Takahashi was designated for assignment Sunday. The 38-year-old threw three innings with a 6.00 ERA for the major-league club.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Hisanori Takahashi lands spot on Cubs

    After signing a minor-league deal with the Cubs in the offseason, relief pitcher Hisanori Takahashi secured a spot in the bullpen for opening day. Takahashi could also serve as a long reliever as he completed three outings this spring of three or more innings while posting a 4.42 ERA.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Takahashi signs with Cubs

    The Cubs have signed reliever Hisanori Takahashi to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to Yahoo.com. Takahashi appeared in 51 games and went 0-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 2012.