Houlton to return to Hawks after all
FUKUOKA, Dec. 22 (22:28) Kyodo
D.J. Houlton will continue to pitch for the Softbank Hawks next
year, Kyodo News learned Wednesday.
The 31-year-old right-hander was released by the Pacific League
champions after negotiations went south following a season in which
he went 8-6 with a 5.70 ERA.
According to a source in the United States, however, Houlton and
Softbank have patched up their differences, agreeing to what will be
the pitcher's fourth season with the Hawks in 2011.
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