- Associated Press - Saturday, January 8, 2011

TOKYO (AP) - Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Brian Bannister has signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League.

The 29-year-old right-hander signed a one-year deal worth $1.8 million Saturday.

Bannister went 7-12 with a 6.34 ERA in 24 games for the Kansas City Royals before becoming a free agent at the end of the 2010 season.

He is the son of former major league pitcher Floyd Bannister, who pitched for Japan’s Yakult Swallows in 1990.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide