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Salary Arbitration Committee awards Wakui 253M yen

by on Jan.28, 2011 @ 5:59 pm, under NPB

The Salary Arbitration Committee awarded Hideaki Wakui with a 253M yen contract today.  The media also learned that Wakui made 220M yen plus incentives last season instead of the previously reported 200M yen plus incentives.  Wakui was hoping for a contract worth 270M yen, so the final ruling is actually somewhere in the middle.

Comments from the Wakui and the Lions:

Wakui - I'm glad I decided on salary arbitration.  I feel everything is now settled and will do my best to shoot for a championship.

Team GM Yasuo Maeda - As a club, we were able to say everything we felt we needed to.  We will accept this and pay whatever amount was suggested.

The committee deliberated for over 20 hours.