Tigers acquire former Mets lefty Fossum

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NISHINOMIYA, Japan, Dec. 14 (19:20) Kyodo

The Hanshin Tigers said Monday they signed left-hander Casey
Fossum on a one-year deal worth $600,000.
The 31-year-old Fossum has a 40-53 record with two saves and a
5.45 ERA in 237 major leagues games. This past season, he played for
the New York Mets, where he posted a 2.25 ERA in three games.
Senior club official Shoji Numazawa said Fossum possesses a
variety of stuff to add depth to the pitching staff.

''He can add his breaking ball anytime and is good all around,''
Numazawa said.

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