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Outfielder Shogo Akiyama said Saturday he will return to Japan having received no offers in the United States following his release from the San Diego Padres’ Triple-A affiliate in El Paso, Texas.

The 34-year-old, who joined the Cincinnati Reds on a three-year, $21 million contract ahead of the 2020 season, said he will fly back to his homeland within days and look for his next team there.

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