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X's sign two players from Japan

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - The Sioux City Explorers have signed two new players from Japan.

The X's inked right hander Kohei Tsukada and catcher Ken Matsuzaka on Friday.

Both played this past year in the Texas Winter League.

Tsukada went 1-1 in five games with the Texas Stars tallying 18 strikeouts in 12 innings of work.

Matsuzaka batted .259 with seven doubles in 18 games with the San Antonio Alamos.

Sioux City begins the season May 15th against Sioux Falls.
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