We’re hearing word that Kei Igawa has been sent down to
the 7th circle of Hell the Minors and Chris Basak is up.
If true – and I’ll post a link when we can confirm it – Basak is a short-term solution. He’ll be here filling a hole until the Yanks activate Phil Hughes next week.
No one in the Bronx will miss Kei Igawa.
Update: Newsday’s Kat O’Brien has visual confirmation that Kei and his interpretor were packing their bags today.
Update 2: The Star Ledger’s Ed Price has a great quote from the departing Igawa. “I’m going to continue hard at Triple-A,” he said.”Each time I pitch, I’m learning more about what it takes to become a consistent pitcher on this league.” I guess he’s a bit of a slow learner.