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Toru Hosokawa agrees to a 4-year deal with the Softbank Hawks

by on Nov.23, 2010 @ 8:36 pm, under NPB

12/6/2010 10:00pm JST

The Hawks held a press conference today to announce the addition of Hosokawa.

11/23/2010 8:36pm JST

Toru Hosokawa met with the Softbank Hawks for the second time this off-season and agreed to a 4-year deal that could be worth up to 800M yen (all incentives maxed out; base appears to be 250M yen).  Hosokawa was also assigned the number 27.

Said Hosokawa, "I feel relieved.  [The Hawks have] a good rotation with Sugiuchi and Wada and they have a solid bullpen too.  I'd like to do my best and become Nippon Series champs.  As for the contract, I'm not really sure if it's alright for me to accept so much."