Guiel agrees with Yakult on contract

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TOKYO, Jan. 4 (20:21) Kyodo

The Yakult Swallows have officially acquired the services of
outfielder Aaron Guiel, who played for the New York Yankees in 2006.

Guiel, 34, received a signing bonus of $250,000 (about 29.8
million yen) and will get an annual salary of $650,000 (about 77.4
million yen), with a club option for a second year.

Guiel hit 30 homer runs with Kansas City Royals' affiliate
Triple-A Omaha in 2005 and appeared in the World Baseball Classic
last year as a representative from Canada.

In 2006, Guiel joined the Yankees midseason and hit four homers
in 44 games. He has a total of 35 home runs with a .246 in 307 major
league appearances.

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