Baseball: Hawks ace Senga files for int'l free agency for MLB move

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SoftBank Hawks ace Kodai Senga, one of the best pitchers in Japanese baseball, filed for international free agency Monday in a bid to move to the major leagues. If realized, the 29-year-old right-handed power pitcher, known for his nasty splitter, will become the first player from Japan to play in the majors after starting his pro career on a non-roster developmental contract. Senga submitted documents to the Hawks the same day and plans to hold a press conference at a later date. Multiple major league clubs have sent scouts to Japan to watch him pitch. Senga had an 11-6 win-loss record with a...

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