• Kyodo


Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo will remain with the Pacific League club next season after he agreed Tuesday on a new one-year deal worth 220 million yen.

Shinjo, who once played for the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants, had a disappointing season due in part to a hand injury, hitting just .239, 20 home runs and 57 RBIs in 108 games.

But the Fighters were eager to keep the popular outfielder at the club and capitalize on his crowd-pulling power at Sapporo Dome.

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