3 foreign players to join Yokohama

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YOKOHAMA, Dec. 7 (19:40) Kyodo

The Yokohama BayStars announced Friday the acquisition of three
foreign players, including left-hander Dave Williams who played for
the New York Mets in the 2007 season.

Yokohama and Williams have agreed on a one-year, 75 million yen
contract. Outfielder Larry Bigbie and right-hander Travis Hughes have
also reached agreements on one-year deals worth 65 million yen and 60
million yen, respectively.

Williams, 28, has a 22-31 record in 82 games in his major league
career, which also includes stints with the Pittsburgh Pirates and
Cincinnati Reds. Bigbie, 30, has appeared in 392 major league games,
including 139 with the Baltimore Orioles in 2004, with a .267
average, 31 homers and 137 RBIs.

Hughes, 29, posted 24 saves for the Boston Red Sox's Triple-A
affiliate this year.

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