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January 11, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Red Sox invite Hideyoshi Otake to spring training

According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the Red Sox have invited right-hander Hideyoshi Otake to minor league spring training.

Otake, 25, spent last season pitching for the Toyama Thunderbirds in the Baseball Challenge League in Japan. He went 1-5 with a 2.23 ERA in 46 appearances, collecting 17 saves. Hideyoshi struck out 47 in 44 1/3 innings pitched, walking 16.

Otake was one of over thirty players who attended a workout held by the Red Sox in November for players from the Baseball Challenge and Shikoku Island League.