• Kyodo


Chunichi Dragons general manager Kazumasa Ito said Wednesday the Central League team has given up on trying to convince Kevin Millar to honor a legally binding commitment to play in Japan.

The Dragons, who had fervently refused to sell the contract of Millar, abandoned their plans to pursue Millar after the newly signed outfielder refused to report to the team’s spring training camp that began Saturday hoping to play for the Boston Red Sox.

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