Source: Alvarado Signs in Japan

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Update: I’ve gotten a second tip from a different source confirming that Alvarado has indeed signed with the Hiroshima Carp.

Ryo posted earlier today that the Hiroshima Carp have been after Dodger’s 3A arm Giancarlo Alvarado. I now have a tip from a reliable source that Alvarado has signed a multi-year contract with a team in Japan. Word is it’s a three-year deal, but I don’t have a team confirmed yet. Stay tuned…


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  1. Patrick
    01/12/2009 at 4:55 pm Permalink

    Looks like the deal is official, via the Kyodo News Service. One-year, 31.5 million yen, plus a 4.5 million yen signing bonus. It adds up to about what he would have gotten making the MLB minimum, and while he was pretty good for the Isotopes, he didn’t have much of a shot with LA. Anyone who can post a 3.49 ERA at a 5,000-foot elevation at least has a chance to do well in Japan.