TOKYO (AP) — Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has signed a one-year handle the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League.

Martín, who overcame a life-threatening bacterial an infection remaining summer time, was once designated for task remaining month via the Indians. He was once batting .199 with 9 house runs and 19 RBIs in 65 video games.

Cleveland received Martín from the Detroit Tigers on the industry cut-off date remaining season, however he performed best six video games prior to turning into in poor health and being hospitalized.

“It is an honor to be given this opportunity via the Marines,” Martin stated in a commentary issued via the staff. “I will do the entirety I will as a way to be the most productive participant and teammate that I will change into.”

The 31-year-old Cuban participant made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers in 2011 and likewise performed for the Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs and Detroit.

Martin recorded greater than 30 steals within the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Rangers, and hit a career-high 15 house runs with the Mariners in 2016.

In 770 main league video games over 9 seasons, he had a .244 batting moderate with 58 house runs, 228 RBIs and 126 stolen bases.

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