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Former Cubs All-Star Bryan LaHair Signs in Japan

Rob Carr/Getty Images(FUKUOKA, Japan) -- Former Chicago Cub Bryan LaHair has signed a two-year $4.5 million contract with the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League.

2012 was the 29-year-old LaHair's first full MLB season. He hit .259, with 16 home runs and 40 RBI's, making the National League All-Star team.

In 970 Minor League games, LaHair hit .295, with 159 home runs and had a .362 OBP.

LaHair is expected to be used as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Hawks.

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