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Akinori Otsuka

Full Name: Akinori Otsuka
Born: January 13, 1972 in Chiba, Japan
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 200
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Akemi), Son (Toranosuke), Daughter (Hikaru)
Resides: Chiba, Japan
MLB Debut: Apr 6, 2004


Notes

  • His surname is pronounced OATS-ka

Team History

  • 1997-2002: Kintetsu Buffaloes
  • 2003: Chunichi Dragons
  • 2004-2005: San Diego Padres (as a free agent on Dec 9, 2003, $300k paid to Chunichi)
  • 2006-2007: Texas Rangers (via trade with Adam Eaton & Billy Killian for Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez, & Terrmel Sledge on Dec 20, 2005, GFA Dec 13, 2007)
  • Unknown status as of Mar 17, 2010 – Presumed retired.

Salary History

  • 2007: $3 Million
  • 2006: $1.75 Million
  • 2005: $800,000
  • 2004: $700,000

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