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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

MLBTR: Yuniesky Betancourt To Sign With Orix Buffaloes

Free agent infielder Yuniesky Betancourt has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Betancourt, soon to turn 32, is represented by Miami Sports Management.

Last year, spending most of his time at first and third for the Brewers, Betancourt checked in with a .212/.240/.355 line and 13 home runs in 409 plate appearances. Betancourt has played nine MLB seasons, registering a cumulative .261/.285/.388 slash line in 4,278 plate appearances. He has not maintained an OPS of over .700 since the 2007 season, and both Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference credit Betancourt with a cumulative sub-replacement level contribution over his career to date.

JE (Jason) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 09:21 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: January 28, 2014 at 10:27 PM (#4647780)
Very few Japanese league signings have had such a positive effect on (a number of usual suspect) MLB franchises.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM (#4647792)
That dashes the Indians' plans of signing all the crappy ex-Royals.
   3. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 29, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4647820)
Good. I'm tired of hearing about the guy,
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 29, 2014 at 01:10 AM (#4647828)
The Japanese will just love his work ethic.
   5. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: January 29, 2014 at 08:44 AM (#4647852)
Good. I was scared Toronto would go after him.
   6. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 29, 2014 at 10:35 AM (#4647931)
I'm kind of disappointed that Orix's mascot isn't one of these.
   7. AROM Posted: January 29, 2014 at 11:22 AM (#4647956)
Hear that? A collective sigh of relief from 30 fanbases.

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