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Brooks Conrad to sign with the Hanshin Tigers

Nov 5, 2012, 11:06 AM EDT

Brooks Conrad became notable to Braves fans for some big home runs in the 2010 season and then became somewhat infamous in the playoffs that year due to some high-profile defensive miscues. Last year he shuttled back and forth between the bigs and Triple-A with the Brewers.  Now, he’s looking eastward. Far eastward:


That link goes to a Japanese article most of you can’ read, so don’t bother.  But Patrick is basically always right about the NPB news.

Good for Conrad. I got to meet him in spring training back in March. He’s a nice guy who seems really likable and who works hard. Here’s hoping he can find some success in Japan.

  1. crpls - Nov 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Supposedly he’s going to be their cleanup hitter, too.

    But he’ll always be Brooks Conrad: True Giant, to me.

  2. Old Gator - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Maybe he can help Hanshin get back to what it’s supposed to be: the Beanbags to Yomiuri’s Borg.

  3. deafrecon - Nov 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    according to google translate:

    [Four days, as the new foreign players, Hanshin agreed in principle to a contract with (32) infielder Brooks Conrad played Brewers this season, or raise. He told GM Katsuhiro Nakamura, and on showing the prospect of a definitive agreement will be around May 12 “There is one, can protect third base is also called. Switch hitter point.” In the hustle play also features such as sliding head, is expected to be a mood maker. In 280 career games played in the major leagues in five years, home runs, batting average 207,18, Conrad is 71 RBIs.]

    i think it’s great that he’ll bring that sliding head.

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