Phils interested in Takahashi

Hisanori Takahashi

Hisanori Takahashi

#47 RP
New York Mets

2010 STATS

  • GM53
  • W10

  • L6

  • BB43

  • K114

  • ERA3.61

The Philadelphia Phillies are interested in pursuing left-hander Hisanori Takahashi, ESPN's Jayson Stark reported.

Takahashi and the Mets failed to reach an agreement by the Nov. 5 extended negotiating deadline and the Mets were contractually required to make the versatile Japanese southpaw a free agent. The Mets are not permitted to re-sign Takahashi and use him in the majors before May 15, ensuring he will sign elsewhere.

A team official indicated Takahashi was looking for a three-year deal that paid $4 million to $5 million a season.