Guiel to stay with Swallows 2 more years

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TOKYO, Dec. 18 (19:42) Kyodo

The Yakult Swallows have re-signed with outfielder Aaron Guiel
to a two-year contract, the club said Friday.

The former New York Yankee will earn $1 million a year plus
performance bonuses.

Guiel hit a team-leading 27 home runs to go with a .267 batting
average and 80 RBIs in 128 games in 2009, his third season with the

The 37-year-old said through the club he is proud to be playing
at Jingu Stadium again and hopes to end his career as a Swallow after
winning the Japan Series.

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