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Despite a 20-million-yen pay cut from this year, Koji Uehara became the highest-paid pitcher in Japan, when he re-signed on Thursday with the Yomiuri Giants for an estimated 340 million yen.

At the same time, the 30-year-old Uehara said, “I promised Yomiuri club representative Hidetoshi Kiyotake that I won’t try to pursue a career in the major leagues via the posting system.”

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