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[10/4/2013] Senichi Hoshino agrees on multi-year deal with Rakuten Eagles

by on Oct.04, 2013 @ 9:03 pm, under NPB

Rakuten Eagles' president Yozo Tachibana told reporters today that they were able to sign Senichi Hoshino to a multi-year deal.  The number of years was not disclosed due to confidentiality reasons.

"In a world driven by results, [Senichi Hoshino] left a great mark.  The young players are doing a great job, but [he] was patient [with them].  He also provided [Andruw Jones and Casey McGehee] with support.  If [he] was not around, we would not have won the pennant," Tachibana said.

Tachibana also said their decision to sign Hoshino to a multi-year deal was to create a winning environment.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2013, Daily Sports 10/4/2013, Sponichi 10/4/2013

UPDATE 10/5/2013 @ 2:05pm -

According to Daily Sports, Hoshino may have agreed to a three-year deal.

Source: Daily Sports 10/5/2013