Pacific League batting champion Kazuhiro Wada received a 20 million yen pay raise Tuesday when he signed a new deal with the Seibu Lions for an annual salary of 270 million yen.
Wada won his first batting title with a .322 average — the fourth time he has batted over .300 in as many years.
The 33-year-old outfielder also led the league with 153 hits while hitting 27 homers and driving in 69 runs.
Meanwhile, the Softbank Hawks signed outfielder Naoyuki Omura to a new deal carrying a 170 million yen annual salary, up 54 million yen from this year, with a performance bonus.
Omura, who signed a free-agent deal with Softbank after playing for the Kintetsu Buffaloes for 11 seasons through last year, hit .270 with eight homers, 48 RBIs and a team-high 31 steals in 133 games.
The Hiroshima Carp have signed former Cleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Sean Douglass to a one-year contract, team officials said Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Douglass went 5-5 with a 5.56 ERA last season for the Detroit Tigers before being traded to the Cleveland Indians in October.
The Indians released Douglass last week.
Douglass agreed to a $500,000 annual salary. (The Associated Press)
SENDAI (Kyodo) The Rakuten Eagles said Tuesday they have acquired infielder Jose Fernandez, who left the Seibu Lions after the end of this past season, on a one-year deal.
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