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Giants send Manabu Iwadate to Fighters for cash

by on Nov.09, 2009 @ 10:47 am, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants are sending 28-year-old infielder Manabu Iwadate to the Nippon Ham Fighters for cash considerations.

The Fighters are looking to bolster their middle infield after having problems filling the shortstop position with a healthy body during the Nippon Series -- Makoto Kaneko was unable to play because of an Achilles injury and Tomohiro Nioka also wasn't 100% with problems in both thighs.

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP BA SLG OBP OPS
2004 Yomiuri 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 .500 1.500
2005 Yomiuri 14 20 18 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 1 .111 .111 .200 .311
2006 Yomiuri 20 19 17 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 .118 .118 .211 .328
2007 Yomiuri 5 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
2008 Yomiuri 17 36 31 3 8 3 0 0 11 5 0 0 1 0 3 1 7 1 .258 .355 .343 .698
2009 Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Totals 59 82 72 8 14 5 0 0 19 6 1 0 2 0 7 1 22 2 .194 .264 .275 .539

=== UPDATE 11/15/2009

The Fighters assigned the number 40 to Iwadate and gave him a contract worth 8.4M yen.

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