Seibu acquires right-hander Wasdin

 
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TOKYO, Jan. 5 (17:34) Kyodo

 
The Seibu Lions said Monday they have acquired the services of
John Wasdin, a right-hander who has 39 major league career wins and
formerly pitched for the Yomiuri Giants.

Wasdin, 36, who went 9-6 with three saves and a 3.51 ERA for the
St. Louis Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate with no big league
appearances last season, has agreed to a one-year contract carrying a
salary of 50 million yen.

Wasdin posted a 1-4 record with a 4.54 ERA with the Giants in
2002. ''He is a fastball pitcher. He has improved his pitching
arsenal since his time with the Giants,'' said Seibu club official
Kosuke Maeda.

Wasdin is expected to bid for a spot in the 2008 Japan Series
champions' starting rotation.
 


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