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The Chunichi Dragons have acquired former Cincinnati Reds right-hander Joe Valentine, the Central League club said Thursday.

Valentine picked up a signing fee of 6 million yen on a one-year deal worth 30 million yen. He will wear the No. 4 jersey. The 29-year-old Valentine played in the major leagues with the Reds for three seasons from 2003 and has a 2-4 record with four saves and a 6.70 ERA in 42 appearances.

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