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Kevin Millar Biography

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Kevin Millar Biography
Kevin Millar never played a game in Japan, but was involved with a complicated deal that ended with him joining the Boston Red Sox.

In 2002, the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball sold Millar's contract to the Chunichi Dragons. However, since Millar technically was on waivers, he had to clear the necessary channels to gain free agency, thus allowing him to join Chunichi. However, Boston blocked the deal by claiming Millar off of waivers, and thus broke an unwritten rule and setting a new precedent for MLB players going to Japan.

The result was money changing hands, with the Red Sox getting Millar for the 2003 season, the Marlins reimbursing Chunichi for the money they paid to get Millar, and the Red Sox paying the Marlins the money they used to pay Chunichi.

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