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[11/19/2013] Seibu Lions: Hichori Morimoto passes tryouts, gets an offer

by on Nov.19, 2013 @ 3:54 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions announced today that Hichori Morimoto (32) passed his tryout during fall camp and was offered a contract.  They provided the following comment from Morimoto.

I received an offer and I feel both at ease and very thankful for the opportunity.

When I was released, I was exposed to the idea that I might not be able to play baseball again and it made me think of a lot of things.  I am very grateful to the Lions front office for giving me a call.

Since I was able to make the team, my goal now is to make sure I properly do my job.  I will do my best so that I can play at Seibu Dome for as long as possible and will try to execute plays that will make fans want to come out and watch another game.

Source: official announcement

An official contract will likely be signed in December.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2013

[UPDATE 12/4 @ 8:00pm]

The Lions held a press conference for Morimoto today.  They assigned him the number zero.  His salary for 2014 will be an estimated twenty million yen.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/4/2013


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