Takahashi's tenure with Mets is over

Updated: November 6, 2010, 9:11 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Left-handed pitcher Hisanori Takahashi will be released by the New York Mets after the two sides were unable to agree on a new contract on Friday.

"Unfortunately, the Mets and I were not able to reach an agreement prior to the expiration of our negotiating deadline," Takahashi said in a statement released by his agent. "I am grateful to the Mets for the opportunity to start my Major League Baseball career with such a great franchise. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in New York ...

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