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Rakuten Eagles to sign Luis Alfonzo Garcia to a 1-year deal

by on Jun.04, 2011 @ 6:35 am, under NPB

Sponichi is reporting that the Rakuten Eagles will sign 32-year-old INF Luis Alfonzo Garcia to a 1-year deal that also includes a club option for a second year.

Since before the start of the season, the Eagles were interested in finding a player that could play first base and provide the team with some pop.  They created a list that contained 5 players (Willy Mo Pena was apparently one of the other candidates).  The Eagles settled on Garcia based on potential cost performance.

An official announcement of the deal will be made on the 7th.

See also:

Sports Hochi: 32-year-old INF Luis Alfonzo Garcia gets a 2-year deal from the Rakuten Eagles (includes stats)