Igarashi had expensive trip

Ryota Igarashi

Ryota Igarashi

#18 RP
New York Mets

2010 STATS

  • GM22
  • W0

  • L1

  • BB13

  • K14

  • ERA7.91

Ryota Igarashi returned to the Mets in the sixth inning Thursday, after receiving word at 9:30 a.m. in Scanton, Pa., that he might be needed to be re-promoted to the major league roster to take Francisco Rodriguez's place. Igarashi had a $300 taxi bill, and said his driver had never been to New York City before.

Igarashi, who is in the first season of a two-year, $3 million deal, had a 7.91 ERA in 22 relief appearances for the Mets before a July 9 demotion to Triple-A Buffalo. He said through his interpreter that he has worked on a curveball while in the minors.