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NPB: Yomiuri Giants sign Edgardo Alfonzo to a 1-year deal

by on Feb.09, 2009 @ 11:04 am, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced earlier today that they signed a 1-year, 5M yen contract with Edgardo Alfonzo. He will be wearing the number 13.


Alfonzo shaking hands with Giants manager Tatsunori Hara

"I finally realized my dream to play in Japan. And I'm grateful for the opportunity to play for the most popular team in Japan," said Alfonzo.

...Daisuke Miura (Yokohama Bay Stars) tossed 130 pitches in his bullpen session today. He will have the day off tomorrow.

...Ryoji Aikawa (Yakult Swallows) continues to praise 19-year-old pitcher Yoshinori Sato. He did, however, also say that when Sato gets a little lazy, he tends to lose his balance and his rotation on the ball.

Aikawa also said, "Catcher's can help a pitcher die or grow. I look forward to that kind of pressure."

...Training camp photos from February 9th (Sanspo).

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