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Shortstop Makoto Kaneko, who captained the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to back-to-back Pacific League pennants in 2006 and 2007, announced Saturday that this season will be his last.

“I may miss not being a ballplayer, but I’ve played 21 years and I have no regrets,” the 38-year-old infielder told a news conference at Sapporo Dome.

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