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The Indians make it official: Takafumi Nakamura signs

by on Nov.25, 2009 @ 7:01 am, under Other

The Cleveland Indians officially signed 21-year-old Chuo University graduate, Takafumi Nakamura, to a minor league deal.  At 194cm and 90kg, Nakamura is about as big as they come in Japan.  He can throw a curve, slider, shuto, and fork to go along with a fastball that tops out at 149km/h.

Nakamura will fly to the US sometime in late February and begin his career in the Rookie Leagues.