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The 12 Japanese players under contract to major league te

February 1, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ The 12 Japanese players under contract to major league teams, with their position and team:

Boston

Takayasu Kato, lhp, Pawtucket (AAA)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Hideo Nomo, rhp, Los Angeles

Taisuko Ishimaru, rhp, Great Falls (Rookie)

Montreal

Koji Hoshina, ss, Gulf Coast League Expos (Rookie)

Junichi Sasaki, rhp, Dominican Summer League Expos

Takshiro Shinozuka, ss, Dominican Summer League Expos

N.Y. Yankees

Biromasa Ito, of, Dominican Summer League Yankees

Katsuhiro Maeda, rhp, Tampa (A)

Satoskis Nakajima, rhp, Dominican Summer League Yankees

Oakland

Tomohiro Hashinoto, c, Scottsdale (Rookie)

Seattle

Mac Suzuki, rhp, Seattle

Texas

Keiichi Kojima, lhp, Tulsa (AA)

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