Will Yoder
Tuesday May 8th, 2012

Brad Penny has been released by his Japanese baseball team, the SoftBank Hawks, after just one start, according to HardballTalk.

The Hawks signed Penny to a one-year, $4 million deal this offseason. Penny made his first start on April 4, and has not pitched since due to a sore shoulder.

Last season Penny posted an 11 record and a 5.30 ERA in 31 starts for the Detroit Tigers. Over the course of his career, he has posted a 4.23 ERA and 119 wins in 12 seasons. In 2006, Penny led the National League in wins with 16.

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