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Manny Acosta signs with Japanese team

Dec 13, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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Manny Acosta‘s agent, Gene Mato, announced on Twitter this afternoon that his client has signed a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League. He’ll make $1.65 million guaranteed in 2013 and could earn an additional $500,000 with possible incentives.

Acosta was non-tendered by the Mets late last month after posting a 6.46 ERA and 46/25 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings this past season. He had a solid 1.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 25 1/3 innings after the All-Star break, but evidently he didn’t find a similar guarantee stateside.

Acosta doesn’t turn 32 until May, so there’s a good chance he’ll return to MLB at some point in the near future. Goodbye for now, Acostalypse.

  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Sayonara!

  2. kkolchak - Dec 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Wow–his stats from last year must have become Lost in Translation.

  3. chill1184 - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Good riddance, God was he bad

  4. arrooo - Dec 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    He must be there to sell popcorn

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