Arizona Diamondbacks newcomer Yoshihisa Hirano hopes to win closer's role
When Opening Day rolls around, right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano will be 34 years old, but the Diamondbacks' Japanese import has no concerns about his age factoring into his ability to get big-league hitters out.
“There have been a lot of players from Japan who have jumped over to the big leagues at my age,” Hirano said Monday morning at an introductory news conference at Salt River Fields, his first appearance in Arizona since signing a two-year, $6 million deal in December.
“Some of those guys pitched well into their 40s. I still don't feel like I'm on the downside of my career. Hopefully, I... read more
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