Ohka agrees to play in Mexican League

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MESA, Arizona, March 8 (14:07) Kyodo

Right-hander Tomokazu Ohka has reached an agreement to play for
the Quintana Roo Tigers of the Mexican League, U.S. baseball sources
said Monday.

Ohka, who became a free agent after playing for the Cleveland
Indians last year, is set to formally sign with the club in the
coming days.

In 2009, Ohka, who turns 34 on May 18, went 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA
in 18 games, including six starts. He had hoped to pitch in the
majors this season as well but decided to ply his trade in Mexico
after negotiations ended in failure.

Ohka joined the Boston Red Sox in 1999 and also had stints with
the Montreal Expos, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays.

He has 51 career major league wins, second most by a Japanese
player after former Los Angles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo's 123

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