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Seibu submarine Makita to land in San Diego

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Saitama Seibu Lions hurler Kazuhisa Makita pitches during a game in June.

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres signed Japanese right-hander Kazuhisa Makita to a two-year contract on Saturday.

The 33-year-old Makita was 10-4 with a 1.91 ERA over the last two seasons with the Seibu Lions in Japan.

The submarine-throwing pitcher was the closer for bronze medal-winning Japan in the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017, going a combined 2-0 with three saves.Speech

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