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Kimiyasu Kudo set to join the Lions?

by on Nov.14, 2009 @ 12:29 pm, under NPB

According to published reports, Kimiyasu Kudo has signed a contract with the Seibu Lions and a press conference is already scheduled for the 16th.

=== UPDATE 1:29pm JST

...A comment from Kudo:

A player I played with is now working hard as a manager.  I want to help [Watanabe] win another championship.  I'm going to play as if it's my last stand.  The Seibu uniform has changed so it almost seems like I'm going to a new team.  I'll play wherever they tell me to.

...And the Lions are hoping Kudo will take Yusei Kikuchi under his wing and help with his development.