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[7/17/2014] Yomiuri Giants announce addition of Hector Mendoza

by on Jul.17, 2014 @ 6:22 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they finalized at agreement with twenty-year-old Cuba pitcher Hector Mendoza.  He has been assigned the number ninety-four.  The Giants also agreed to take on a pitching coach as part of their friendship agreement with the Baseball Federation of Cuba.

Mendoza's statement:

I am happy to sign a contract with a popular Japanese team, the Yomiuri Giants.  I have confidence in my fastball and I feel my strength is aggressively attacking the inside corners.  I would like to make it to Ichi-gun as soon as possible so that I can help the team win.  I will also do my best to improve the image of Cuban baseball.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE 7/18 @ 9:57am]

According to Sponichi, the contract will run through to the end of the season and is worth an estimated five million yen.

Source: Sponichi 7/18/2014