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[1/9/2015] Yakult Swallows select Nobuyuki Okmura as part of compensation

by on Jan.09, 2015 @ 2:56 pm, under NPB

The Yakult Swallows held a press conference today to announce that they selected infielder Nobuyuki Okmura (19) as part of their compensation for losing Ryoji Aikawa to the Yomiuri Giants via free agency. He was assigned the uniform number 56 and his salary in 2015 will be an estimated 5.6 million yen.

The Swallows did consider taking a pitcher or outfielder, but instead selected an infielder they feel might have a bright future.

Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 1/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/9/2015, Sponichi 1/9/2015