The Yomiuri Giants said Monday right-hander Brian Sikorski will leave the Central League team after the reliever was left out of new manager Tatsunori Hara’s plans for the next season.

Sikorski, who set a club record by pitching in 70 games and posted a 7-1 record with a 3.29 ERA this year, hopes to continue playing in Japan, baseball sources said.

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