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Ex-Dodger Park signs one-year deal to return to L.A.

SEOUL -- South Korean pitcher Chan Ho Park
has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the player
said on Friday.

The 34-year-old Park, a 13-year big-league veteran, said
on his Web site (Chanhopark61.com) he was looking forward to
spring training with the team where he launched his major
league career.

"The terms of the contract are similar to those of a rookie
who is starting all over again, but the important thing is that
I want to return and that I'm doing it with the team I missed,"
Park said.

The often-injured right-hander, who has a 113-88 record,
was an All-Star while at the Dodgers but his career floundered
after joining the Texas Rangers as a free agent in 2002.

He joined the New York Mets in 2007 but pitched only four
innings in one start and ended the season in the Houston Astros' minor league system.