Giants sign Arizona infielder Ryal

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TOKYO, Dec. 23 (16:53) Kyodo

The Yomiuri Giants said Thursday they have signed infielder
Rusty Ryal, who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks this past season.

Ryal, 27, has agreed to a one-year deal worth 100 million yen.

The Oklahoma native, who was promoted to the major leagues last
season, is the son of Mark Ryal, who played two seasons with the
Chunichi Dragons.

The younger Ryal batted .261 with three home runs in 104 games
this season with Arizona. The Giants are hoping to use him as a third

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