13 Nov

yes, but …

Kenshin Kawakami is now on the Mississippi Braves’ roster. But don’t look for the one-time Atlanta starter to pitch in Pearl in 2011. It seems much more likely the Braves will trade or sell him to a Japanese team, according to mlb.com. Kawakami, a star in Japan just a few short years ago, was 8-22 with a 4.32 ERA in two years with Atlanta, never living up to expectations. He was taken off the 40-man roster and outrighted to Double-A.
P.S. Still no word on the M-Braves manager for 2011, though it should be announced very soon. Former M-Braves standout Jonathan Schuerholz has been named to manage Atlanta’s Gulf Coast League club.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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