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[12/12/2014] Seibu Lions sign Wade LeBlanc, Anthony Seratelli

by on Dec.12, 2014 @ 4:44 pm, under NPB

The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed pitchers Wade LeBlanc (30) and Anthony Seratelli (31). They released the following comments from the players:

Wade LeBlanc

I am grateful for the opportunity to play for the Seibu Lions. I would like to promise the fans that I will do my absolute best to help this team win. Go Lions!

Anthony Seratelli

I'm excited about playing in Japan, where my grandmother is from. I am also looking forward to helping the team win for its fans. My motto is to go all out for the win. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE @ 5:37pm]

Chunichi Sports is reporting that LeBlanc agreed to a deal worth about 120 million yen plus incentives and Seratelli a deal worth around seventy million yen plus incentives.

Source: Chunichi Sports 12/12/2014

[UPDATE 12/13 @ 4:51pm]

Sponichi and Nikkan Sports are reporting that LeBlanc agreed to a contract worth one million US dollars plus incentives and Seratelli to a contract worth 600,000 US dollars plus incentives. The Lions see LeBlanc as a candidate for the starting rotation and Seratelli as a top of the order hitter that can play both the infield and outfield.

Source: Sponichi 12/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/13/2014