|Balentien to join team for spring training|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 24 January 2014 22:23|
Club president Tsuyoshi Kinugasa said Saturday that Balentien will join the team on Feb. 1 to begin preparations for the 2014 season.
Police say Balentien pulled out screens at his estranged wife's Miami-area home and climbed through a window. He is accused of grabbing his wife's arm as she ran upstairs, following her into a bedroom and locking the door.
The Curacao-born Balentien was freed on bail following his Jan. 13 arrest in Miami.
Balentien hit 60 homers last year, breaking Japanese baseball's single-season record of 55. He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners.