NPB Hanshin Tigers looking to sign Alex Guerrero

(Translated, via JP media outlet Nikkan Sports.)

The NPB team Hanshin Tigers, of the Central league, are looking into signing former LA Dodgers outfielder/3B/SS, Alex Guerrero, 29 years of age, as replacement for losing Tsuyoshi Nishioka due to a recent injury (ruptured Achilles tendon) back in July 20th… the team has already made contact, and are currently discussing on a deal.

With first-year manager Tomoaki Kanemoto leading the team, so far owning a disappointing 5th place (last place) stand in the CL, the team are in desperate need of offense, and are in the foreign market for quite a while to find the right guy to minimize their offensive woes, and, hopefully, make a come back on the Climax Series chase.

The Hanshin Tigers’ 70-man player roster, currently, is stacked, but they are willing to trade, or release one of their guys to provide an opening for Alex Guerrero, who is currently a free agent, before the July 31st player registration deadline.

Alex Guerrero signed with LA Dodgers back in 2013 on a 4-year deal worth 48 million USD, and made his Major league debut with the Dodgers back in March 22, 2014 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he played for 2 years there at the Major league level… owning a batting line of .224/.251/.414 in 117 games played (232 AB’s), while hitting 11 homeruns and 36 RBI… he was released by the organization back in June 8th due to his struggles.

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