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The Hiroshima Carp announced Friday that they have re-signed setup man Jay Jackson who has played for the Central League ballclub the past two seasons.

The 30-year-old reliever played in 60 games in 2017, going 2-2 with one save and a 2.03 ERA. His contract is worth $1.5 million (roughly ¥113 million) plus incentives including a $500,000 (¥56.5 million) signing bonus.

Jackson played in the minors after being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2008, and was called up to the majors by the San Diego Padres in 2015, where he pitched in six games and posted a 6.23 ERA.

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