Jacob Brigham's rights were transferred to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NPB on Friday.

Brigham's rights were transferred to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NPB on Friday.

Analysis:

Brigham signed a minor league contract with the Tigers last week, but there had been some reports of him heading to the NPB. Friday's announcement confirms that Brigham will indeed pitch overseas in 2016.

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Jacob Brigham's rights were transferred to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NPB on Friday.
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