Yuniesky Betancourt To Play In Japan In 2014

Yuniesky Betancourt was said to be drawing interest last week from multiple major league teams, but free agents follow the money and the 31-year-old infielder is headed to Japan on a one-year guaranteed contract with the Orix Buffaloes of NPB.

Betancourt likely would have had to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league deal had he remained in North America, and this way he recieves more money and a much better chance for regular playing time.

via Drew Silva (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)

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