Yakult Swallows Sign Lastings Milledge

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows have announced the signing of outfielder Lastings Milledge, according to a Sanspo report passed on by Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker. The deal is worth approximately $570K plus performance bonuses and includes a club option for 2013.

The Mets selected Milledge, now 26, with the 12th overall selection in the 2003 draft. He made the Major Leagues in 2006 and posted a .787 OPS in '07 as a 22-year-old. However the Mets traded him to Washington after the 2007 season and before long the Nationals sent him to Pittsburgh. Milledge signed with the White Sox before the 2011 season, but appeared in just two games for Chicago. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted a .295/.364/.441 line in 505 plate appearances.


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66 Comments on "Yakult Swallows Sign Lastings Milledge"


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Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

Finally, they give me some damn recognition for the signing that happened almost a month ago! On top of that I get 45 Million (In Yen)…

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The_BiRDS
3 years 6 months ago

WHAT THE DANKS?

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Leonard Washington
3 years 6 months ago

Good luck being the best position player in Japan.

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MattTbay83
3 years 6 months ago

45 million Yen… That’s like $40.00?

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craigkimbrelfan
3 years 6 months ago

100 yen is equivalent to a dollar.  40 bux would be something like 4000 yen. 

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

maybe 10 years ago.  100 yen as of today is worth 78 cents.

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seanb1223
3 years 6 months ago

Goes to show that there’s no such thing as a sure thing.

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Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

…But a Lasting impression has been made…

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BrocNessMonster
3 years 6 months ago

So Ned spent $4MM on Juan Rivera when we could have had this guy for a couple hundo? Makes sense. Unless you aren’t Ned Colletti.

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SI52
3 years 6 months ago

“Know your place, rook.”

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

Haha that was Billy Wagner

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Wilsonl
3 years 6 months ago

Ha, wheres Lastings on this one?

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Blue387
3 years 6 months ago

Did you check Japan?

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Wilsonl
3 years 6 months ago

I meant the commenter on this site.

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Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

Or…better put, the real deal…

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All Day Réy
3 years 6 months ago

lol the real deal is taking his talents to Tokyo!!