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Left-hander Yoshihisa Naruse will move from the Chiba Lotte Marines to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows as a free agent, he informed the Central League team by telephone on Sunday.

The 29-year-old, who will wear the same No. 17 he had as Lotte’s ace, is a welcome addition to a team that had the worst ERA of the 12 top Japanese teams and finished last in the CL in 2014.

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