Giants strike deal with Japanese infielder Kensuke Tanaka

Giants strike deal with Japanese infielder Kensuke Tanaka
January 9, 2013, 4:02 pm
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From John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that the Giants are “closing in on signing” Japanese second baseman Kensuke Tanaka to a minor league contract. The deal is expected to include an invitation to spring training, where Tanaka will be in the running for a utility job. The 31-year-old batted .300/.350/.363 with three…