Baseball: Marines acquires ex-BayStars pitcher Mann

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The Lotte Marines have acquired former DeNA BayStars pitcher Brandon Mann for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday.

The 34-year-old Mann, who played with the Texas Rangers in the major leagues last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $200,000 (about 21.6 million yen). He will be registered under the name Brandon, as he did during his 2-year stint with the BayStars.

He joined the Yokohama BayStars in 2011 and went 3-9 with a 4.27 ERA until he parted ways with the club the following year, after the Central League club was purchased by DeNA Co.

He pitched 8-1/3 innings over seven games in his MLB debut last season. In his 36 games for the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate, he had a 4-1 record with a 2.41 ERA.