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[11/14/2015] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Nov.14, 2015 @ 2:01 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with Kyuji Fujikawa. Kyodo News and Sanspo is reporting that they two sides most likely agreed to a two-year deal and that Fujikawa is expected to get the uniform number 18.

The Tigers released this statement from Fujikawa:

I have been given another opportunity to wear the Tigers uniform and I don't see this as a simple return. This is a new start and I plan to give everything I have for the Hanshin Tigers and Tigers fans.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 11/14/2015, Sanspo 11/14/2015

[UPDATE 11/15 @ 3:03pm]

The two sides agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 300 million yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2015

[UPDATE 11/24 @ 2:04pm]

The Tigers held a press conference for Fujikawa at a hotel in Osaka on November 24. He agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 400 million yen and was assigned the uniform number 18.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/24/2015

[UPDATE 11/24 @ 2:23pm]

Some reporters are listing the agreement to be worth an estimated 300 million yen over two years.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2015