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Yomiuri Giants sign 28-year-old INF Josh Fields

by on Jun.29, 2011 @ 2:57 pm, under NPB

Sponichi reports that the Yomiuri Giants have signed 28-year-old INF Josh Fields.  The contract is through to the end of the year and is probably worth around 50M yen.  The Giants are expected to make an official announcement of the deal soon.

Fields is set to arrive in Japan sometime next week and could join the active roster as early as 7/12 (vs Hanshin at Koshien).

Thanks for fighting ham for the heads up.

UPDATE 7/1 @ 7:46pm - Giants announce that they signed Fields to a 1-year deal worth around 40M yen (US$500,000).  He was also assigned the number 25.  Fields is expected to arrive in Japan on the 4th.

UPDATE 7/4 @ 8:13pm - Field arrived in Tokyo today and the Giants held a press conference for him at their Otemachi offices.

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Yomiuri Giants looking to acquire 28-year-old INF Josh Fields (includes stats)