In January of 2005, the Boston Red Sox signed professional Japanese pitcher Denney Tomori to a minor league contract. He split the year between Portland and Pawtucket, both relieving and starting. He was 37 years old and frustrated with his inability to penetrate Boston's pitching staff. Plus there's no good Mexican in Pawtucket. Damn, this guy could be Marc Deschenes!
In 2006, Yui "Larry Denney" Tomori signed with the Chunichi Dragons for 45 million yen/1 YR.
Denney Tomori currently works for... the Boston Red Sox! He was, at first, an assistant to the Japanese scouting/relations person. He is currently a minor league coach.
ALL MY LADIES TO THE FLOOR! HANDLE IT, LADIES, BACK IT UP!