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Shota Ichinoseki heads to Belgium

by on Mar.31, 2010 @ 4:17 am, under Other

Seems 22-year-old  Shota Ichinoseki will be heading to Belgium to play baseball.  He apparently signed a contract with the Namur Angels.

Ichinoseki apparently worked out in front of about 4-5 MLB scouts last Fall in Taiwan, but failed to gain any interest.  He did get a Fall camp invite from a team in Taiwan.

In the end, it seems it was either signing on with an independent league team in the US, or going with the team in Belgium.  The latter won out because they apparently pushed really hard to sign him.

Ichinoseki later told reporters that he doesn't mind where he play overseas, so long as it leads him back to a starting job in Japan.