Rakuten acquires infielder Phillips

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SENDAI, Jan. 13 (19:03) Kyodo

The Rakuten Eagles have agreed to terms with former Hiroshima
Carp infielder Andy Phillips, the club said Wednesday.

The 32-year-old will earn 50 million yen under a one-year

Last year he batted .265 with 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 74 games
after joining Hiroshima in late June.

Phillips said via his new club he is extremely excited to be
part of Rakuten and looks forward to helping the team win the pennant
after a successful run last season.

Phillips spent four seasons with the New York Yankees from 2004
before splitting the 2008 season with the Cincinnati Reds and the New
York Mets.

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