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UPDATE: Saburo signs a three-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Dec.23, 2011 @ 6:59 am, under NPB

Sponichi reports that Saburo is scheduled to meet with the Chiba Lotte Marines at QVC Marine later today in order to finalize a deal.  Sponichi also mentions that the two sides have already hammered out the majority of the contract (likely a multi-year deal) and only have a few things things left to work out.  If things go smoothly, an announcement could be made today.

Incidentally, he will go back to being registered as "Saburo" (the Yomiuri Giants had him listed as Omura).

UPDATE @ 2:34pm - The Marines held a press conference today at QVC Marine to introduce Saburo to the media.

Sabura gets a three-year deal worth a total 400M yen.  His salary for 2012 will be 130M yen.  He will also be wearing the number 3.