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[3/16/2015] Hanshin Tigers agree to terms with Mario Santiago

by on Mar.17, 2015 @ 1:50 am, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers held a press conference on March 16 to announce their agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Mario Santiago. He was assigned the uniform number 41. According to various reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 125,000 US dollars (or about fifteen million yen).

Santiago told the press during his press conference that he received an offer from a minor league team in the United States, but turned it down for the chance to play in Japan.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 3/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/16/2015

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