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[7/21/2014] Seibu Lions sign former Lotte, Hanshin Hiroyuki Kobayashi

by on Jul.21, 2014 @ 8:18 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed thirty-six-year-old pitcher Hiroyuki Kobayashi.  The Lions are planning to hold a press conference for Kobayashi on Tuesday.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 7/21/2014

[UPDATE 7/22 @ 7:00pm]

Kobayashi agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated six million yen.  He was assigned the number fifty-two.

Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

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2014 Stats (BC League)

Team ERA G W L S CG IP BF NP H HR SO BB HBP R ER WP BK
Shinano 1.26 26 2 1 1 0 28.2 120 440 28 0 21 6 1 12 4 2 0