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[6/16/2013] Seibu Lions to bring Chris Carter back

by on Jun.16, 2013 @ 4:05 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions are reportedly looking into the possibility of re-signing Chris Carter after allowing him to walk at the of the 2012 season (the team may have had some concerns about his knees).  Carter returned to Japan this year to play for the Ishikawa Million Stars of the BC League with hopes of returning to the NPB.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/16/2013

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UPDATE @ 11:23pm -

The Lions announced that they agreed to terms with Carter.  No other information has been posted.

Source: official announcement

UPDATE 6/18 @ 4:40pm -

The Lions held a press conference for Carter today.  He is set to make an estimated fifteen million yen this season.  He has been assigned the number 10.

Source: Sponichi 6/18/2013

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Career JPN Stats

Year Team Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG
2012 Seibu NPB 59 138 126 9 37 8 0 4 57 27 0 0 0 1 10 1 22 3 .294
2013 Ishikawa BCL 25   80 10 26 2 0 3   13 1   0 1 20 2 7 2 .325