• Kyodo


The Yokohama BayStars are looking to acquire infielder Audy Ciriaco of the Ishikawa Million Stars in the independent Baseball Challenge League, BayStars general manager Shigeru Takada revealed Friday.

“He is a right-handed batter who plays third base, with power,” said Takada, adding that the 29-year-old from the Dominican Republic has already had a tryout with the team.

Ciriaco, who has not played in the major leagues, has batted .228 in Triple-A over seven seasons with 34 home runs and 147 RBIs, last playing in 2015 for the Columbus Clippers, the affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Ciriaco spent the 2016 season at Ishikawa, batting .332 with 15 homers and 53 RBIs in 68 games.

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