Hiroshima eying knuckleballer Fernandez

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HIROSHIMA, Oct. 30 (23:16) Kyodo

The Hiroshima Carp are set to make a move for knuckleballer
Jared Fernandez, who spent much of the 2006 season with the Milwaukee
Brewers' Triple-A Nashville, in an effort to shore up their pitching
staff, baseball sources said Monday.

Hiroshima will soon launch inquiries into Fernandez after
finishing fifth in the Central League this year with a 3.96 earned
run average, second to last in the six-team league.

In 2006, Fernandez posted a 6-4 record and a 3.27 ERA in 24
games for Nashville while making four mound appearances for the
Brewers with no decisions. The 34-year-old is 4-7 with a 5.05 ERA in
37 games in his major league career.

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