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Devil Rays Sign Iwamura

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The Devil Rays signed Akinori Iwamura to a three year deal, worth $7.7MM with a club option at $4.25MM for 2010. "I am really excited and humbled by this opportunity," said Iwamura. "I look forward to being part of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and wearing the uniform." His contract calls for 1.8 in 2007, 2.4 in 2008, and 3.25 in 2009. The club has a $4.25 million option for the 2010 season or a $250,000 buyout. In 2006, he hit .311 with 32 homers and 77 RBIs for the Swallows.