Born on April 25, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan, Kazuhito Tadano played for the Cleveland Indians for his entire 2 year career. Tadano broke into the bigs on April 27, 2004 with the Cleveland Indians, and put up a 4.65 ERA in 50.1 innings pitched in 2004, his rookie year.
Tadano had been a highly regarded pitcher coming out of Rikkyo University and was expected to be a high draft pick in the Nippon Professional Baseball draft in 2002. However, before the draft, it became known that Tadano had starred in a gay pornographic video when he was a sophomore .
On Tuesday, April 42006, Tadano was traded to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Ramon Alvarado. So far, the Athletics have not put him on their major league roster.