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Lotte: Akira Ishikawa confirms Norifumi Nishimura extension

by on Jan.04, 2011 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB

According to Sanspo, the Chiba Lotte Marines' team director, Akira Ishikawa, told reporters earlier today that they signed Norifumi Nishimura to an extension that will allow him to manage the team through to the 2012 season.  Ishikawa also said that the team was open to extending the contract past the 2012 season depending on team performance.

Nishimura will also see a slight raise in salary: it'll be 60M yen (up 10M yen).

Incidentally, the Marines will be heading into their 20th season since moving to Chiba.

See also:

Norifumi Nishimura gets an extension to manage Lotte through 2012