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[12/9/2013] Seibu Lions sign Takeya Nakamura to a four-year deal

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 1:33 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions signed thirty-year-old infielder Takeya Nakamura to a four-year deal worth a maximum estimated total two billion yen (includes incentives).  His salary next season will be 350 million yen (up fifty million yen) plus incentives.

Nakamura finished the second year of a three-year deal this past season.  The third year of his contract was replaced by the new four-year deal.

Source: Sponichi 12/9/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/9/2013, Daily Sports 12/9/2013

[UPDATE 12/10 @ 2:53pm]

Nakamura on signing another multi-year deal with the Lions:

I love this team.  They helped bring me up.  I did a lot of thinking and I thought it might not be a bad thing to play out a career with one team.

Nakamura reportedly told team officials during negotiations that he wanted to be a Seibu lifer.

Source: Sponichi 12/10/2013