Baseballl: Diamondbacks infielder Green to join Nippon Ham

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TOKYO, Nov. 27 (17:50) Kyodo

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Andy Green has agreed on a
contract for next season with the Nippon Ham Fighters, Nippon Ham
chief supervisor Toshimasa Shimada said Monday.

The versatile 29-year-old made 73 appearances for the
Diamondbacks this past season and had a batting average of .186. He
has batted .199 in a total of 136 games in the major leagues.

Meanwhile, the Japan Series winners, who expect to officially
announce the acquisition of Green in the next few days, said they
will not be giving a new contract to left-hander Brad Thomas.

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