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Yasuhiko Yabuta

Yasuhiko Yabuta 57 P

Kansas City Royals

  • Status: Inactive
  • Full Name: Yasuhiko Yabuta
  • Age: 44 (June 19, 1973)
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 190
  • MLB Debut: 04/05/2008
  • School: Uenomiya, Osaka, JPN
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Yasuhiko Yabuta Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
November 9, 2009 RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta elected free agency.
August 24, 2009 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta from Omaha Royals.
April 21, 2009 Yasuhiko Yabuta assigned to Omaha Royals from Kansas City Royals.
November 3, 2008 RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
August 6, 2008 RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
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Yasuhiko Yabuta Awards and Honors

Yasuhiko Yabuta  57 P

Yasuhiko Yabuta
  • Full Name: Yasuhiko Yabuta
  • Born: June 19, 1973
  • Age: 44
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 190
  • School: Uenomiya, Osaka, JPN
  • MLB Debut: 04/05/2008
Signed by the Kansas City Royals as a Major League free agent, Nov. 29, 2007...originally selected by the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japanese League as their No. 2 pick in 1995...name is pronounced "Yah-soo-HEE-co Yah-BOO-tuh"...attended Uenomiya High in Osaka, Japan....was a 12-year veteran of the Japanese League, spending his entire career with Chiba Lotte in the Pacific League...was 44-59 in Japan with a 4.03 ERA in 343 games (86 start)...served primarily as a starter from 1996-2003 before converting to a reliever prior to the 2004 season...played in the Industrial League of Japan prior to being drafted by Chiba Lotte...was a key component of the Japanese team that won the 2006 World Baseball Classic title.