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Tomokazu Oka signs with Toyama (BC League)

by on Apr.08, 2013 @ 3:41 pm, under Independent

The Toyama Thunderbirds (BC League) announced today that they signed thirty-seven-year-old pitch Tomokazu Oka.

Oka spent a few years playing for the Yokohama Bay Stars (1994-1998) before going overseas.  While in the US, he spent time playing for the Boston Red Sox (1999-2001), Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (2001-2005), Milwaukee Brewers (2005-2006), Toronto Blue Jays (2007), Chicago White Sox (2008, minor league), and Cleveland Indians (2009).  He returned to the Bay Stars in 2010 and released in October 2011, shortly after he got his right shoulder cleaned out.

Source: official announcement via Sponichi 4/8/2013