OSAKA (Kyodo) The Hanshin Tigers have acquired the services of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Mench to a one-year deal worth $1.8 million, the Central League club said Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Mench has a lifetime batting average of .269 with 89 home runs in 702 major league games.

Mench hit .243 in 51 games for the Blue Jays in 2008.

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