Former major league outfielder Oswaldo Arcia will play for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters next season, the team announced Friday.
Arcia, who played for the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate this past season, signed a one-year contract with the Fighters worth about ¥130 million ($1.16 million).
The 26-year-old Venezuelan played three seasons with the Minnesota Twins (2013-15), hitting 20 home runs in 2014. The left-handed batter appeared in 288 games in the majors, batting .235 with 44 home runs and 131 RBIs.
“I got the left-handed power hitter I’ve been waiting for,” Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama said. “Our lineup just got a lot stronger.”
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