• Kyodo


Kintetsu Buffaloes outfielder Naoyuki Omura will return to the Pacific League club for an estimated annual salary of 140 million yen — a pay increase of 40 million yen, club officials said Monday.

Elsewhere, the Chunichi Dragons reached an agreement to sign right-hander Domingo Guzman, who has been released by the Yokohama BayStars.

Guzman will get $500,000 (54 million yen) annually plus performance-related incentives. Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda re-signed for an annual salary of 125 million yen — a salary increase of 35 million yen, club sources said.

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