Japan's Nakajima signs with A's

Posted at 12/19/2012 5:56 PM

OAKLAND, California - Japanese slugger Hiroyuki Nakajima signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Nakajima joins the Athletics following an all-star career with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League.

With the Lions, he was a three-time gold glove winner and an eight-time all-star. He has a .302 lifetime batting average over 11 seasons.

Last year with the Lions, Nakajima belted 13 home runs and 74 RBI in 136 games.

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