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Seibu Lions agree to terms with 2nd round draft pick Makoto Aiuchi

by on Mar.10, 2013 @ 3:46 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions announced today that they agreed to terms with 2nd round draft pick Makoto Aiuchi.  His contract is worth an estimated 6.3 million yen and also includes a seventy million yen signing bonus.  He has been assigned the number seventy-one.

Aiuchi almost missed out on his opportunity to play for Seibu when he was caught speeding and driving without a proper license in December last year.  But he accepted his punishment and team officials decided to give him a chance because they felt he paid his dues and learned from his mistake.  The team is also committed to helping Aiuchi grow into a responsible adult.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 3/10/2013


UPDATE 3/11 @ 11:30am - Aiuchi had originally agreed to a seven million yen salary, but it was adjusted to 6.3 million, based on the time he missed.  He was also originally assigned the number forty-one, which used to be Hisanobu Watanabe's number.  Koji Akiyama wore the number seventy-one when he first broke into the pros.

Source: Sanspo 3/11/2013