Swallows get right-hander De La Cruz

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TOKYO, Dec. 14 (17:48) Kyodo

The Yakult Swallows said Monday they have acquired the services
of former San Diego Padres right-hander Eulogio De La Cruz.

The 25-year-old from the Dominican Republic will be paid
$150,000, plus bonuses, under the terms of a one-year deal.

In 2009, De La Cruz went 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in three games for
the Padres. He is winless having made 15 mound appearances in his
major league career.

De La Cruz reportedly has thrown a fastball clocking 100 miles
per hour, or 161 kph.

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