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Yakult Swallows agree to a deal with Lastings Milledge

by on Dec.27, 2011 @ 9:59 am, under NPB

According to Nikkan Sports, the Yakult Swallows have agreed to a deal with OF Lastings Milledge (26) and will be making an official announcement some time today.  Milledge will most likely play left.

UPDATE @ 10:03pm - Milledge got a one-year deal worth 45M yen plus incentives.  The team also has an option for a second year.  He was assigned the number 85.

UPDATE 12/28 @ 11:27am - According to Sanspo, the Swallows plan to start Milledge in left and bat him fifth in the line-up behind Shingo Kawabata and Kazuhiro Hatakeyama.

See also:

Sponichi: Yakult Swallows interested in OF Lastings Milledge (includes stats)

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