His numbers are pretty good out of the gate (4.42/1.15, 27 Ks in 36 IP), and look even better if you discount the one start where he gave up more than 3 ER, a shelling he took @ Tex. Only 7% owned in Yahoo. His walks are also low. On the other hand, pitches in the AL East and it's hitters' first look ta him.
His stats from Japan are odd -- he was actually converted to closer for 2007, then back to starting last year.
Anyone know anything about this guy? Maybe someone to keep an eye on at least.