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{{Infobox baseball biography
| name = Hisanori Takahashi<br>高橋尚成
===Major League Baseball===
====New York Mets====
On February 11, 2010, Takahashi signed a minor league contract with the [[New York Mets]].<ref>{{cite web|author=AP |url=http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2010/02/ny_mets_announce_signings_of_h.html |title=NY Mets announce signings of Hisanori Takahashi, Mike Jacobs and Shawn Riggans |publisher=NJ.com |date=February 11, 2010 |accessdate=January 3, 2014}}</ref> Takahashi included a clause in his contract stipulating that the Mets must release him to free agency by October 31, 2010.<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/sports/baseball/24mets.html</ref> Takahashi started the 2010 season in the Mets' bullpen. On May 21, he made his first appearance as a starting pitcher against the [[New York Yankees]], picking up a no decision with 6 scoreless innings. With the loss of [[Francisco Rodríguez (baseball, born 1982)|Francisco Rodríguez]] to injury, Takahashi served as the [[Closer (baseball)|closer]] for the Mets and recorded his first major league save on August 16 against the [[Houston Astros]].
====Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim====
On December 2, 2010, Takahashi signed a two-year $8 million contract with the [[Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101202&content_id=16242386&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb |title=Angels sign Takahashi to two-year deal &#124; MLB.com: News |publisher=Mlb.mlb.com |date=May 24, 2013 |accessdate=January 3, 2014}}</ref>
On July 28, 2012, Takahashi was optioned to the Triple-A [[Salt Lake Bees]] to make room for recently acquired starting pitcher [[Zack Greinke]].
====Pittsburgh Pirates====
Takahashi was claimed by the [[Pittsburgh Pirates]] in August 2012.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120824&content_id=37260624&vkey=news_pit&c_id=pit|title=Bucs promote Clement, claim Takahashi off waivers|last=Singer|first=Tom|date=August 24, 2012}}</ref> The Pirates granted Takahashi his unconditional release on October 31, 2012.<ref>{{citewebcite web|url=http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121031&content_id=40134698&vkey=news_pit&c_id=pit|title=Pirates exercise Alvarez's option, decline Barajas'|work=MLB.com|last=Singer|first=Tom|date=October 31, 2012|accessdate=November 3, 2012}}</ref>
====Chicago Cubs====
On December 27, 2012 he signed a minor league contract with the [[Chicago Cubs]] that included an invitation to spring training.<ref>[{{cite web|last=Axisa |first=Mike |url=http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/12/cubs-agree-to-sign-hisanori-takahashi.html |title=Cubs Agree To Sign Hisanori Takahashi] |publisher=Mlbtraderumors.com |date=December 27, 2012 |accessdate=January 3, 2014}}</ref> He made the opening day roster as a relief pitcher. He was designated for assignment on April 16, 2013.
====Colorado Rockies====
On June 22, 2013 Takahashi was traded to the Rockies for a [[player to be named later]].<ref>[{{cite web|last=Links |first=Zach |url=http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2013/06/rockies-acquire-hisanori-takahashi.html] |title=Rockies Acquire Hisanori Takahashi: MLB Rumors |publisher=MLBTradeRumors.com |date=June 22, 2013 |accessdate=January 3, 2014}}</ref>
====Yokohama DeNA BayStars====
Following the 2013 season, Takahashi signed with the [[Yokohama DeNA BayStars]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000898817 |title=Takahashi to play for BayStars |publisher=The Japan News |date=December 26, 2013 |accessdate=January 3, 2014}}</ref>