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Lotte: Tae-Kyun Kim, Hayden Penn, and Bill Murphy allowed to return home

by on Mar.18, 2011 @ 5:16 pm, under NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they gave Tae-Kyun Kim, Hayden Penn, and Bill Murphy permission to return to their respective countries; all three should are expected back in about a week.

Akira Ishikawa (operations director) - "We have some time since there will be a delay to the season.  We gave them permission to leave after considering their families and their emotional states."

The Seibu Lions also decided to allow Ming-Chieh Hsu to return to Taiwan for 2-3 days.