Baseball: Giants' Sugano eligible for international free agency

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Yomiuri Giants star pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano became eligible for unrestricted international free agency on Monday after completing nine seasons of service time in Nippon Professional Baseball. The 32-year-old right-hander can now pursue an opportunity with any major league team without being subject to the posting system. Last year he needed permission from his team when attempting to move to the majors through the posting system. He re-signed with Yomiuri on a one-year contract in January after failing to come to an agreement with an MLB team by his posting deadline, despite the Tokyo-based te...

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