Andy Phillips signs with Japan team
"I'm really looking forward to playing for a team that has a long history in such a great country," Phillips said on the team's official Web site. "I'll do every thing I can to help the team win a championship."
Phillips had a .250 career batting average with 14 home runs and 70 RBIs in 259 games in the major leagues.
The Carp, managed by American Marty Brown, are in fourth place in the six-team Central League, nine games behind the first-place Yomiuri Giants.
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