Jimenez signs with Japan's Eagles

December 17, 2010

Former major league pitcher Kelvin Jimenez has signed a contract with the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League.

The team announced Friday that the signing of the 30-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic.

Jimenez made his major league debut in 2007 with the St. Louis Cardinals and was 3-0 with a 6.82 ERA and 35 strikeouts in two seasons with the National League team.

He spent the 2010 season with the Doosan Bears in the Korean professional league.

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