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[11/26/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Hirokazu Ibata agree to terms for 2014 season

by on Nov.26, 2013 @ 2:58 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they came to terms with thirty-eight-year-old infielder Hirokazu Ibata.  A press conference will be held at a later date.  No other information is currently known.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2013

UPDATE 11/26 @ 10:00am -

Ibata may have agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated forty-five million yen.  The Giants could use him at second, as back-up to Hayato Sakamoto at short, or as a right-handed bat off the bench.

Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2013

UPDATE 12/3 @ 7:09pm -

The Giants held a press conference to introduce Ibata at their offices in Tokyo earlier today.  He was assigned the number two.

Source: Daily Sports 12/3/2013

UPDATE 12/4 @ 10:09pm -

Ibata's salary next year will be an estimated forty-five million yen.

Source: Sponichi 12/3/2013

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