Rakuten acquires former Yokohama infielder Witt

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SENDAI, Japan, Nov. 22 (22:07) Kyodo

The Rakuten Eagles said Wednesday they have acquired the
services of former Yokohama BayStars infielder Kevin Witt on a
one-year deal worth 40 million yen for next season.

Witt, 30, played for the BayStars last year and led the Triple-A
International League with 36 homers and 99 RBIs this past season for
the Durham Bulls, a Tampa Bay Devil Rays affiliate.

Witt also played in 19 games for the Devil Rays this year,
batting .148 with two homers and five RBIs. He will wear No. 42 in a
switch with infielder Jose Fernandez who will don No. 17.

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