Angels close to minor league deal with Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Angels close to minor league deal with Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi
January 31, 2013, 9:31 pm
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After considering a move over to MLB following the 2010 season, Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi is finally headed stateside. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the 34-year-old right-hander is close to a minor league deal with the Angels. The deal is expected an invite to spring training. Kobayashi has a 3.53 ERA…