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Kazunari Tsuruoka to sign with the Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Dec.11, 2011 @ 1:31 pm, under NPB

The media learned on Saturday that Kazunari Tsuruoka (34) has decided to sign with the Yokohama Bay Stars.  An announcement will most likely be made by the team some time today.

Tsuruoka met with Orix on 12/5 before meeting with Yokohama on 12/9.  He made his decision on 12/10 and said to reporters, "I met with both teams and decided to return to Yokohama.  I had a tough time making the decision, but I thought it would not be good to prolong this.  I am grateful to Orix for their offer."

UPDATE @ 4:59pm - The Bay Stars plan to hold a press conference to introduce Tsuruoka on 12/12.