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Sakamoto first player on Giants since Matsui to reach 100M yen range in 5th year

by on Dec.08, 2010 @ 9:01 pm, under NPB

Hayato Sakamoto met with the Yomiuri Giants today and agreed on a 2011 salary of 120M yen (up 40M yen over this past season).  That makes him the first player on the Giants to graduate from high school and reach the 100M yen milestone in his 5th season since Hideki Matsui.

In other team related news:

The Giants held their women only Christmas Dinner Show on the 7thAccording to Sanspo, 1,730 women applied for 100 pairs of tickets.  Tetsuya Utsumi, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Tetsuya Matsumoto, Hisayoshi Chono, Shun Tono, and Hayato Sakamoto took part in the event.

Tatsunori Hara is apparently hoping / expecting all his players to push themselves past their limits during their practice sessions.