• Kyodo


Hanshin Tigers pitcher Keiichi Yabu, who has filed for free agency with an eye on moving to the major leagues, returned Monday from training in the United States.

The 36-year-old right-hander said he had a fulfilling trip.

Rumors have surfaced that Yabu has drawn interest from the Anaheim Angels among other ball clubs but it appears he has not made any direct contact yet.

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