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Seibu Lions and Yusei Kikuchi come to terms

by on Nov.21, 2009 @ 4:35 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions offered 1st round draft pick Yusei Kikuchi a contract worth 15M yen and a signing bonus of 100M yen, plus 50M yen in incentives.  His uniform number will be 17.

"I'm happy to have a chance to realize my dreams," Said Kikuchi. " I want to become the type of pitcher kids look up to and everyone talks about.  There will be a lot of responsibility for wearing the number 17, but I'll do my best to become as close to an ace as possible."