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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pan-Pacific Trade?

TOKYO () -- The Hiroshima Toyo Carps baseball team said Wednesday it has discussed trading Dominican pitcher Robinson Checo to the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1996 season.

The deal would be the first trade of players between a U.S. major league team and a Japanese baseball club, said Masaru Madade of the Japan Baseball Commissioner's Office. Past trades involved only money, he said.

Carps spokesman Takashi Hamada said the trade would involve sending Checo to Boston in return for another player and possibly some money.

In 1995, his first year in Japan, the 24-year-old Checo went 15-8 for the Carps, with a 2.74 ERA, for a base salary of 4.75 million yen ($47,500).