Bryan LaHair headed to Japan

Updated: November 21, 2012, 8:36 PM ET

The Chicago Cubs designated first baseman Bryan LaHair for assignment, the team announced Tuesday.

LaHair then reached a two-year, $4 million agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan. The Cubs received $950,000 in the deal, a source told ESPN.

An unlikely 2012 All-Star in his first full season in the major leagues, LaHair, 30, batted .286 with 14 home runs and 30 RBIs before the All-Star break but fell to .202 with two home runs and 10 RBIs after ...

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