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[11/20/2013] Chunichi Dragons to sign Lotte senryokugai Takahito Kudo

by on Nov.20, 2013 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they will sign Lotte senryokugai Takahito Kudo (32) to a contract.  The following statement by Kudo was posted at the team website.

I heard from GM Hiromitsu Ochiai that I made the team.  I feel so happy and I will now do my best as one of the members of the Chunichi Dragons.  I took the tryout, spoke to GM Ochiai, and told myself I was going to make it.  I feel I was able to show the organization what I am capable of doing with my speed and defense.  GM Ochiai told me that they wanted me because they felt I was an Ichi-gun player, so I will take whatever role they give me and do my best to stay on the active roster the whole season and help the team win.

Source: official announcement

UPDATE 12/2 @ 6:25pm -

The Dragons announced that they agreed to terms with Kudo.  His salary for 2014 will be ten million yen.  He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2013

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