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Tigers waive Brandon Dixon so he can pursue job in Japan

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The Detroit Tigers on Thursday requested unconditional release waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can pursue an opportunity in Japan.

Dixon led the Tigers with 15 home runs in 2019, but the 28-year-old had only 13 at-bats in the majors during this year's shortened season. Those came near the end after he was called up from the alternate training site.

Dixon played for Cincinnati in 2018 before the Tigers claimed him off waivers. He has hit .228 with 20 home runs and 64 RBIs in 196 big league games.

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Career MLB totals of .228 BA and 20 HRs, looks like the next superstar for NPB.

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For those personnel on the bubble between the majors and AAA-level, Japan starts to look pretty good. 50% full stadiums, no jet lag, and only a handful of pitchers throw faster than 150km/hr. Salaries are much better than American AAA-level, too.

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