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[12/26/2014] Softbank Hawks announce agreement with Rick VandenHurk

by on Dec.26, 2014 @ 5:19 pm, under NPB

The Softbank Hawks announced earlier today that they finalized an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Rick VandenHurk. He was assigned the number forty-four. The Hawks released the following statement from VandenHurk:

I am honored and happy for this opportunity to sign a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and become a member of a with so much success. The Hawks placed a large amount of trust in me with this contract and for that I am grateful. My goal is to help this team win another championship by playing hard and doing my absolute best. I am excited and looking forward to working toward a 2015 NPB championship together with the manager, coaches, players, staff, and fans.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/26/2014

[UPDATE 12/27 @ 3:36am]

According to Sanspo, the two sides agreed on a two-year deal worth an estimated 300 million yen.

Source: Sanspo 12/26/2014

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