Japan's Nakajima signs with A's


Posted at Dec 19 2012 05:56 PM | Updated as of Dec 20 2012 01:56 AM

OAKLAND, California - Japanese slugger Hiroyuki Nakajima signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Nakajima joins the Athletics following an all-star career with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.

With the Lions, he was a three-time gold glove winner and an eight-time all-star. He has a .302 lifetime batting average over 11 seasons.

Last year with the Lions, Nakajima belted 13 home runs and 74 RBI in 136 games.


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