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Hanshin Tigers, Craig Brazell close to finalizing a 2-year deal

by on Dec.08, 2010 @ 4:21 pm, under NPB

Daily Sports is reporting that the Hanshin Tigers and Craig Brazell are close to finalizing a 2-year extension worth 360M yen.  A Tigers' rep is scheduled to fly over to the US to finalize the deal within the next few days.  The deal is also said include a buyout for the second year.

Brazell's salary for the 2011 season will be 180M yen plus incentives, up 100M yen from this past season.

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The Tigers signed a 2-year-deal worth 100M yen per year with Matt Murton before the start of the 2010 season.  The second year included a buyout, which they won't exercise.  As such, the Tigers plan on formally announcing Murton's return next season.

And while the Tigers likely won't give Murton a raise, it does appears as though they'll give him a bonus for his 214-hit season.  There's also a possibility that they'll re-structure his incentives.