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Phillies acquire Iguchi
07/27/2007 4:51 PM ET
Second baseman Tadahito Iguchi was acquired by the Phillies from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league righthander Michael Dubee, Senior Vice President & General Manager Pat Gillick announced today.

Iguchi, 32, was hitting .251 with 17 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 31 RBI in 90 games for the White Sox this season. In 16 games against National League teams this season, he hit .311 (19-61). A native of Tokyo, Japan, Iguchi batted .281 last season with 18 home runs and 67 RBI in 138 games and appeared in 12 playoff games for Chicago in 2005.

Prior to coming to the United States, Iguchi spent eight seasons with the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, where he was a four-time All-Star and won three Gold Gloves as a second baseman. With Fukuoka, Iguchi hit .271 with 149 home runs, 507 RBI and 159 stolen bases.

In 363 career games in the U.S. -- all with the White Sox -- Iguchi has a .273 average with 39 home runs and 169 RBI.

Dubee, 22, was 4-4 with one save and a 3.88 ERA in 30 relief appearances for single-A Lakewood. He is the son of Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee.

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