Originally written December 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Free-agent third baseman Casey McGehee, whose numbers have declined since his productive 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese baseball league, according to the Japanese site Sankei. McGehee's deal could be worth as much as $2 million if he reaches certain incentives, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported. Rakuten also signed former Major League All-Star Andruw Jones recently. McGehee, 30, hit .301 with 16 home runs in 116 games for the Brewers in 2009, and he hit .285 with 23 homers and 104 RBIs in 2010. His batting average dropped to .223 with 13 homers the next year, and he was traded to Pittsburgh. McGehee hit .230 with eight home runs in 92 games for the Pirates in 2012 before being traded to the Yankees during the season. He hit .151 with one home run in 22 games in New York.
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