The Nippon Ham Fighters held a press conference today at Sapporo Dome to announce that they agreed to a contract extension with Hideki Kuriyama. He was in the final year of a two-year deal. The extension will give him one more.
* Through June 29.
Source: official announcement
[UPDATE 6/30 @ 6:20pm]
Kuriyama was offered a multi-year extension, but he prefers to take things one season at a time. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014
[UPDATE 6/30 @ 9:55pm]
Kuriyama reportedly agreed to the extension with the understanding that he was also thinking about stepping down (based on how the team performs this year). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014