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[11/28/2013] Kenichi Nakata to sign with the Softbank Hawks

by on Nov.28, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Kenichi Nakata (31) has reportedly decided to sign with the Softbank Hawks.

The Hawks held their last organization-wide meeting of the year at a hotel in Fukuoka today.  They received a phone call from Nakata before the start of the meeting.

The free agent also contacted the Chunichi Dragons earlier in the evening to inform them of his decision.

Source: Daily Sports 11/28/2013, Sports Hochi 11/28/2013, Sports Hochi 11/28/2013Nikkan Sports 11/28/2013

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 8:51pm]

The Hawks held a press conference for Nakata today.  He was assigned the number eleven.  He agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated maximum 600 million yen plus incentives.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2013

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 10:39pm]

According to Sports Hochi, the four-year deal is worth 300 to 600 million plus incentives.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/7/2013