Softbank signs former Royals pitcher Standridge

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FUKUOKA, June 3 (20:03) Kyodo

The Softbank Hawks on Sunday announced the acquisition of
right-hander Jason Standridge, who has a 3-9 career record with a
5.80 ERA in the major leagues.

Standridge has agreed to a 30 million yen salary deal and is
expected to serve as a middle reliever. He was 0-1 with an 8.22 ERA
in four relief appearances for the Kansas City Royals this season.

The Royals designated him for assignment on May 22.

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