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Pro Sports Daily:
Outfielder Wily Mo Pena signed a two-year contract with the Softbank Hawks of the Nippon Professional Baseball league on Friday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman noted that the deal was expected to center around $5 million.
Pena, 29, batted .204 with seven homers and 15 RBIs in 120 plate appearances last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners.
The Pacific League's Hawks defeated the Central League's Chunichi Dragons in seven games to win this year's Japan Series.
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