Takahashi outta here

November, 5, 2010
11/05/10
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Hisanori Takahashi will not be returning to the Mets in 2011. The sides were unable to complete an agreement by Friday's extended deadline, and Takahashi will be released per a stipulation in his contract. Because MLB rules now prohibit Takahashi from re-signing with the Mets and pitching in the majors before May 15, the release all but ensures Takahashi will pitch elsewhere next season.

Read the full story, including reaction from both sides, here.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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