(12/22/2009)Ken Takahashi has signed with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan.
Mets release 40-year-old Takahashi
(10/21/2009) The Mets have released left-handed reliever Ken Takahashi. The 40-year-old pitcher was let go Tuesday. He went 0-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 28 games this season.
Mets call up Takahashi, option Misch
(8/24/2009) The New York Mets have recalled RP Ken Takahashi from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RP Pat Misch.
Takahashi optioned to Triple-A
(6/22/2009) The Mets have optioned RP Ken Takahashi to Triple-A Buffalo.
Takahashi could get more than one start
(5/4/2009)Oliver Perez is taking his 9.97 ERA to the New York Mets' bullpen. Manager Jerry Manuel said Monday left-hander Ken Takahashi will replace the struggling Perez in the rotation. Takahashi made his major league debut on Saturday at Philadelphia and worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. He had his contract purchased from Triple-A Buffalo on April 27. Manuel said the 40-year-old Takahashi will "definitely" make more than one start as Perez works in relief as a situational left-hander.
Mets to give Takahashi spot start
(5/4/2009) The Mets have announced struggling lefty Oliver Perez will be pitching out of the bullpen and Japanese journeyman Ken Takahashi will make a spot start Friday vs. the Pirates before handing over the rotation spot to Tim Redding (shoulder) in a return from the 15-day DL.
Takahashi candidate for spot start
(5/3/2009) The Mets are undecided about Friday's starter, which could have been Oliver Perez's (knee) spot. Manager Jerry Manuel expected to name one during the Atlanta series. "We don't have to make a decision at this point, that's the biggest thing," Manuel said. "When you don't have to make one, you don't rush to make one." One possibility could be 40-year-old rookie Ken Takahashi. He tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings in his major league debut Saturday in the Phillies' 6-5 win in 10 innings.
Mets designate Fossum, call up Takahashi
(4/26/2009) The Mets designated SP Casey Fossum for assignment and purchased the contract of SP Ken Takahashi from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.
Mets sign Takahashi to minor deal
(3/31/2009) The Mets signed LHP Ken Takahashi to a minor-league contract Monday. The 39-year-old appeared in one game this spring with Toronto, working 1 2/3 innings, and allowing four hits and two runs. He went 8-5 with a 3.50 ERA in 20 starts for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2008. He will start the season at Triple-A.
(3/1/2009) Blue Jays LHP Ken Takahashi, who finalized a minor-league contract this month after a 14-year career in Japan, left his debut Sunday at the Rays with a right calf strain. The 39-year-old Takahashi, 8-5 with a 3.50 ERA in 21 games for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp last season, yielded two runs, four hits and one walk in 1 2/3 innings before he was injured fielding a fourth-inning bunt. "It's the first time out. ... I guess I've got to wait and see him again," manager Cito Gaston said about his impression of Takahashi. The Blue Jays said they would know more about the injury on Monday.