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Hanshin Tigers get their man, Akihito Fujii

by on Nov.22, 2010 @ 9:28 pm, under NPB

12/1/2010 2:58pm JST

The Tigers held a press conference today to formally announce the addition of Fujii.

11/22/2010 9:28pm JST

The Hanshin Tigers met with Akihito Fujii for the second time this off-season earlier today and managed to come away with a new fill-in catcher for Kenji Jojima.

Fujii agreed to a 2-year deal worth a total 120M yen and will be relied on to fill in for Jojima as he works his way back from left knee surgery.

Fujii was also assigned the number 50.