Ryo Watanabe

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Ryo Watanabe
渡辺 亮
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Watanabe with the Hanshin Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1982-02-10) February 10, 1982 (age 34)
Naruto, Tokushima, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
debut
April 22, 2007, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
(through 2015)
Games 362
Win-loss 15-6
ERA 2.64
Teams

Ryo Watanabe (渡辺 亮 Watanabe Ryō?, real name: 渡邊 亮, born February 10, 1982 in Naruto, Tokushima, Japan) is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher who spent 10 years with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League.

Professional career[edit]

Watanabe joined the Hanshin Tigers after being picked in the fourth round of the 2005 university/adult draft. After spending his first season with the Tigers' farm team, he enjoyed relative success as a reliever, appearing in at least 45 matches between the years 2007 and 2012, earning a total 14 wins, 6 losses and 53 hold points from 332 appearances with an ERA of 2.53. He was used less starting from the 2013 season and only made one first-team appearance in 2015, pitching one scoreless inning.

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