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Seibu Lions: Hiroyuki Nakajima agrees to one-year deal worth 280M yen

by on Jan.10, 2012 @ 1:17 pm, under NPB

Hiroyuki Nakajima met with the Seibu Lions today and agreed to a one-year deal worth 280M yen.


Sponichi notes that Tetsuya Shiozaki (team development department) taught Yusei Kikuchi how to throw a sinker when they were in Australia.  Kikuchi apparently wanted another pitch (in addition to the fastball and slider) he could turn to when facing right-handed batters.

Nikkan Sports mentions it calling it a two-seamer with sinker-like movement.

vs right-handed batters: 52-for-158, 6 BB, 19 SO, .329/.365/.494
vs left-handed batters: 11-for-53, 2 BB, 5 SO, .208/.236/.283