Sparks High Grad Messenger Signs 1-Year Deal To Pitch In Japan

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After drifting between the Pacific Coast League and the Major Leagues, Sparks High graduate Randy Messenger has decided to take his game overseas.

Messenger has signed a one-year deal with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan.

Tigers' catcher and former Mariners' teammate Kenji Johjima reportedly made a strong push for Hanshin to sign the pitcher.