Fighters acquire Royals right-hander Mendoza

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TOKYO, Nov. 12 (21:20) Kyodo

The Nippon Ham Fighters on Tuesday announced the acquisition of
Kansas City Royals right-hander Luis Mendoza on a two-year contract.

The 30-year-old Mendoza, who was born in Veracruz, Mexico, went
2-6 with a 5.36 ERA in 22 games, 15 starts, for the Royals in 2013.
He is 16-25 lifetime with a 5.39 career ERA in the majors.

Nippon Ham also said it has reached a one-year deal with the
Washington Nationals' minor league affiliate, Triple-A Syracuse, in
the signing of 29-year-old Floridian right-hander Michael Crotta.

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