Baseball: Giants announce agreement with slugger Thames

Slugging first baseman and outfielder Eric Thames, who rejuvenated his major league career with three monster seasons in South Korea, is poised to return to Asia after agreeing to terms with the Yomiuri Giants, the Central League club announced Wednesday. The 34-year-old will arrive in Japan with 96 career home runs — 75 after he joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017 after hitting 124 home runs for the Korea Baseball Organization’s NC Dinos from 2014 to 2016. Thames delivered a .359 on-base percentage with 31 home runs in 138 games in his first season for the Brewers and only an injury-hit 201…

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