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Hiroshima Carp: Jun Hirose gets a 3-year deal worth 60M a year

by on Nov.28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm, under NPB

Nikkan Sports and Daily Sports is reporting that 32-year-old Jun Hirose met with the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium today and agreed to a 3-year deal worth 60M yen a year plus incentives.

The two provide slightly different comments from Hirose.

Nikkan Sports: "I thought staying with Hiroshima was the best option.  I struggled in my 20s, went through a lot of difficult times.  I hope that I can grow into a better player in my 30s.  And I decided I wanted to do that with the Carp."

Daily Sports: "I was a distraction for the team this year and was left with feelings of disappointment.  Whatever the kind of contract, it is a year-to-year battle.  I want to use the troubles I went through in my 20s as fodder to help me grow in my 30s."