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Ryota Igarashi says family safe

Updated: March 11, 2011, 5:47 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets relief pitcher Ryota Igarashi's family is safe after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan. Igarashi finally was able to get word of his family's situation on Friday afternoon.

Igarashi received a 2:30 a.m. ET call from interpreter Mike Peters informing him of the massive magnitude-8.9 earthquake in the right-hander's native country.

Igarashi's wife, Orie; daughter, Kotone; and son, Haruki, are with him in Port St. Lucie. Many of his closest ...

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