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Hanshin Tigers and Kenji Johjima meet for the first time

by on Oct.23, 2009 @ 9:29 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers met with Kenji Johjima earlier today for about an hour and half.  An offer may have also been presented to Johjima during the meting.

Club President Nobuo Minami said that Akinobu Mayumi and Johjima were engaged in a serious conversation about how Johjima could help the club.

Said Minami, "[Mayumi] asked [Johjima]to help bring home a championship.  I think the meeting went well."

The two sides are planning to meet again at some point next week.

Johjima left this message for the press through his agent, "I was flattered that the [Tigers] came all the way out to Fukuoka to meet me.  They were really sincere with me and I'd like to take that back home with me."