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Chunichi Dragons announce deal for Brad Bergesen

by on Dec.01, 2012 @ 3:11 pm, under NPB

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they acquired twenty-seven-year-old right-handed pitcher Brad Bergesen from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a "money trade."  The Dragons see Bergesen as another arm for the starting rotation.

No other information is known at this time.

Source: official announcementChunichi Sports 12/1/2012, Nikkan Sports 12/1/2012

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UPDATE @ 9:18pm - Bergesen got a one-year deal worth an estimated US$750,000 (~61.5 million yen) plus performance bonuses with a US$150,000 (~12.3 million yen) signing bonus.  Source: Sanspo 12/1/2012

UPDATE @ 9:50pm - Morimichi Takagi jokingly said he did not like Bergesen's last name because it sounded like bargain sale in Japanese.  Source: Sanspo 12/1/2012

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Career MLB Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2009 23 BAL AL 7 5 .583 3.43 19 19 0 1 0 0 123.1 126 52 47 11 32 4 65 5 0 2 519 1.281
2010 24 BAL AL 8 12 .400 4.98 30 28 1 2 0 0 170.0 193 104 94 26 51 4 81 7 3 0 746 1.435
2011 25 BAL AL 2 7 .222 5.70 34 12 3 1 1 0 101.0 119 73 64 16 32 3 61 3 0 2 451 1.495
2012 26 ARI NL 2 1 .667 3.64 19 0 5 0 0 0 29.2 29 14 12 2 7 0 18 1 0 2 121 1.213
Totals 19 25 .432 4.61 102 59 9 4 1 0 424.0 467 243 217 55 122 11 225 16 3 6 1837 1.389

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