Rakuten acquires former Twins right-hander Morillo

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SENDAI, Nov. 19 (19:27) Kyodo

Former Minnesota Twins right-hander Juan Morillo has agreed to a
one-year, 50 million yen deal with the Rakuten Eagles, the Japanese
club said Thursday.

The 26-year-old Dominican spent most of the 2009 season with
Triple-A Rochester, going 6-6 with five saves and a 3.90 ERA in 46
relief appearances.

Morillo was limited to three relief outings for the Twins this
year. He has an 0-0 major league career record with a 13.50 ERA in
nine games for the Colorado Rockies and Twins.

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