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Outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, who spent the past five seasons playing in the Major Leagues, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Hanshin Tigers to play in Japan, Sponichi News reported. Fukudome left Japan in 2008 to sign a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cubs. Fukudome, 35, played in just 24 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2012, hitting .171 with no homers. He spent most of last season in the minors and was unlikely to get anything other than a minor-league deal if he stayed in the United States.
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Kosuke Fukudome will return to Japan. The 35-year-old outfielder has signed a three-year contract with the Hanshin Tigeres of the Central League.
Fukudome joined the Chicago Cubs in 2008 earning an All-Star selection but ended his five years in the majors with a .258/.359/.395 line.
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Alex Rodriguez's surgeon says the New York Yankees third baseman probably will be ready to return to the field after the All-Star break.
''It would be great if he returns faster. Possible that it would take longer,'' Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery said Tuesday.
Kelly is scheduled to operate Jan. 16 on the 37-year-old's left hip, which...
Alex Rodriguez is scheduled for hip surgery on Jan. 16.
The New York Yankees third baseman could be sidelined until the All-Star break because of the injury, which was disclosed by the team last month.
A-Rod has been undergoing physical therapy in preparation for the operation by Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery.
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After signing Adam LaRoche, the Washington Nationals have begun to shop outfielder Michael Morse. Reports today have been that five or six teams are interested, one of those teams being the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees have interest in trading for Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, sources tell ESPNNewYork.com. (Andrew Marchand – ESPN NY)