NPBTracker notes 47-year old Japanese lefty Kimiyasu Kudoh is planning to come to the United States, but realizes he'll have to sign a minor-league contract.
"I think I want to go to America," Kudoh told Nikkan Sports. "It would be a minor-league contract, but they don't care about age over there. If I can put up results, I want to realize my Major League dream."
Kudoh pitched six innings with Seibu last season, allowing seven earned runs -- not the best indicator of success in the big leagues. He will be 48 in May.
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