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Luis Mendoza is headed to Japan

Nov 11, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

Kansas City's Mendoza delivers a pitch against Milwaukee in their MLB baseball game in Kansas City Reuters

Kansas City has released veteran right-hander Luis Mendoza so that he can sign with a team in Japan.

Mendoza threw 260 innings for the Royals during the past two seasons, making 40 starts and a dozen relief appearances, but at age 30 he has a 5.39 career ERA and similarly ugly secondary numbers.

He’s expected to join the Nippon Ham Fighters in the NPB.

  1. drewzducks - Nov 11, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    On a positive note, at least we’ll finally learn how to say “Mendoza line” in Japanese.

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