• Kyodo


Tokyo Yakult Swallows closer Tony Barnette has re-signed for the 2015 season, the Central League club announced Thursday.

In an injury-shortened season, the 31-year-old Barnette, who was deactivated on Sept. 23 due to strained left oblique muscles, worked 33 games with a 1-2 record and 14 saves for the last-place Swallows. Next year will be the right-hander’s sixth in Japan.

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