Yakult re-signs Riggs, Guttormson to 1-year contracts

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TOKYO, Nov. 30 (17:17) Kyodo

The Yakult Swallows said Wednesday they have re-signed infielder
Adam Riggs and right-handed pitcher Rick Guttormson to one-year

The contracts are worth $670,000 for Riggs and $400,000 for
Guttormson. Riggs hit .306 with 14 homers and 44 RBIs in 107 games,
while Guttormson posted an 8-5 record with a 4.18 ERA in 16 games.

Five of Yakult's foreign players who played this past season
will all stay with the team in 2006.

In addition, Yakult intends to acquire other foreign position
players such as infielder Greg Larocca, who was with the Hiroshima
Carp this year.

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