By Will Yoder
May 08, 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.

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