Baseball: Japanese ace Yamamoto ready for fresh start with Dodgers

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Former Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto on Saturday declared his massive 12-year contract with Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers represented a new start after seven seasons in Japan. The 25-year-old Yamamoto, who started his season by winning a world championship for Japan with his new Dodgers teammate Shohei Ohtani, moved to the National League West club via the posting system. "I once again find myself at the starting line. I want to contribute to the team. I want to win a world (World Series) championship," Yamamoto told an Osaka press conference. "I desire to play with a tho...

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