Hiroshima brings back left-hander Bale

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HIROSHIMA, Feb. 19 (20:06) Kyodo

The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have acquired the services
of John Bale, who played for the Central League club for three years
from 2004.

The 35-year-old left-hander has agreed to a one-year deal
carrying a 10 million yen salary plus performance-based incentives.
Over three seasons with Hiroshima, he went 14-13 with 30 saves.

Last year, Bale was 0-1 with one save and a 5.72 ERA in 43
relief appearances for the Kansas City Royals.

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