Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 1/7/13
Infielder Jose Lopez is headed to Japan as he has signed a one-year deal worth $1.2mm with the Yomiuri Giants, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and the Associated Press via ESPN reports. The deal also includes an additional $500k in performance bonuses and a team option for 2014. Lopez spent most of last season with the Indians before he was released in August and joined the White Sox.  Overall for the season, he hit .246/.270/.356 with 4 HR's, 28 RBI's and a 75 OPS+ in 248 plate appearances. He is a career .262/.292/.395 hitter with 92 HR's, 480 RBI's and a 84 OPS+ in 4,089 plate appearances with the Mariners, Rockies, Marlins, Indians and White Sox. Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License Agreement.
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