The Philadelphia Phillies release Tadahito Iguchi

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page by chinmusic on Tuesday 20 November 2007 at 7:33 pm

A clause in Iguchi’s first contract with the White Sox allowed him to become a free agent after three seasons so the Phillies had to release him. Iguchi played pretty well for the Phillies after he was acquired from the White Sox to replace the injured Chase Utley. He played in 45 games for the Phillies and he was 42 for 138 (.304 avg, .803 OPS) with 22 runs scored, 3 homers, 12 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Iguchi will likely have no problem finding a starting job somewhere in the major leagues for the 2008 season. Iguchi has now played in 408 games in his major league career and he is 422 for 1,531 (.276 avg, .768 OPS) with 238 runs scored, 42 homers, 181 RBIs and 40 stolen bases.

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