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Dodgers sign Japanese right-handed pitcher Takumi Numata


LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today signed free agent Japanese right-handed pitcher Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.


Numata, 19, graduated from Ohgaki Nihon University High School in 2012 and played for the Edion AIT OB Blits of the Japanese Industrial League from April-September 2013. The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan was signed by Dodger scouts Isao O'Jimi and Pat Kelly.


Numata is expected to report to Camelback Ranch - Glendale, where he will work out with the Dodgers' Instructional League team.

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