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[1/22/2015] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Takashi Toritani

by on Jan.22, 2015 @ 11:11 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers announced earlier today that they re-signed Takashi Toritani (33) to a contract. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a five-year deal worth about two billion yen.

Below are portions from his press conference:

Did you sign a one-year or multi-year deal?

Multi-year.

How long and for how much money?

It's a multi-year deal. You can make guesses on the amount.

What were your thoughts on the money?

It was not about the money. I feel good about my decision because I was able to properly think about whether I wanted to play over there or over here.

Does this mean you put the Majors aside for the time being?

Well, I felt strongly about winning with Hanshin and I think it would be nice if I can end my career with Hanshin.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 1/22/2015, Daily Sports 1/22/2015