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Yomiuri Giants catcher Shinnosuke Abe re-signed Friday with the Central League club for an estimated yearly salary of 140 million yen. Abe, who batted .300 with 26 homers and a career-high 86 RBIs, will get a 20 million yen pay raise after renewing his contract in his sixth year next season. Yomiuri outfielder Takayuki Shimizu also got a pay boost of 20 million yen and will receive an estimated 200 million yen in 2006.

(Kyodo News)

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