• Kyodo


The Nippon Ham Fighters on Tuesday formally signed former major league lefty Brad Thomas to a one-year deal worth an annual salary of 45 million yen.

Thomas, who paid his own way to take part in a team tryout in the club’s spring training camp in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, said he hoped to contribute to leading the Fighters to the championship this season as a member of the starting rotation.

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