The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks added three years worth of offensive firepower on Saturday, when they completed the long-anticipated deal with star Cuban slugger Alfredo Despaigne.

The 30-year-old outfielder and designated hitter spent the past two-and-a-half seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines. He has batted .277 with 54 home runs in 282 career games, scoring 156 runs and driving in 187.

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