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Brewers Release Pitcher Hideo Nomo

October 26, 1999

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Hideo Nomo, the Japanese right-hander who rejuvenated his career after signing a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, has been released, as provided under terms of the deal, general manager Dean Taylor said Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Nomo, who becomes a free agent, gave the Brewers pitching staff a welcome shot in the arm, winning six of his first seven decisions and nine of his first 11. He finished 12-8 with a 4.54 ERA in 28 starts.

The Brewers took a chance on Nomo in late April, after he was released by the Chicago Cubs. He had been waived earlier by the New York Mets.

Nomo, a former NL rookie of the year, pitched the four previous seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Mets.

His career record in the major leagues is 61-49.

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