Carp acquire infielder Ka'aihue

 
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HIROSHIMA, June 11 (17:52) Kyodo

 
The Hiroshima Carp have acquired infielder Kila Ka'aihue on a
one-year contract worth 35 million yen plus performance-based
incentives.

The 29-year-old Hawaiian native, who mainly plays first base, is
a career .221 hitter with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs in 126 games in
the major leagues.

This year, Ka'aihue has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks'
Triple-A Reno affiliate, where he has batted .313 with 15 homers in
53 games. The Carp, who have scored just 191 runs with 29 home runs
this season -- the worst in Japanese baseball -- were in the market
for a power-hitting foreign player.
 


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