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[11/18/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters finalize deal with Brandon Laird

by on Nov.18, 2014 @ 3:14 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they came to terms with twenty-seven-year-old infielder Brandon Laird.

The Fighters posted the following statement from Laird:

"I am happy to join the Nippon Ham Fighters organization. I hear that the Fighters are making good progress under Hideki Kuriyama. I am looking forward to playing for a budding team. I wish I could put on the Fighters' uniform now and head to the Sapporo Dome field where all the great fans are. I am willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win a championship."

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE @ 6:49pm]

According to at least two reports, Laird agreed to a one-year deal worth sixty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/18/2014, Sanspo 11/18/2014

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[11/12/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters close to finalizing deal with Brandon Laird

by on Nov.13, 2014 @ 4:40 am, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, the Nippon Ham Fighters are close to finalizing a deal with twenty-seven-year-old infielder Brandon Laird. An announcement could be made within the next few days.  The Fighters could see Laird as someone that might be able to fill the openings left by the likely departures of Eiichi Koyano and Keiji Obiki.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2014

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