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[11/4/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters sign pitcher Chris Martin

by on Nov.04, 2015 @ 2:33 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Chris Martin.

The Fighters released the following statement from Martin:

I am very please to officially become a part of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters organization. I want to thank the Fighters organization for the wonderful opportunity. I will do my best to meet the expectations of the Fighters and the fans next season by working hard during the off-season. I am ready to give what I have to help the team win a pennant and the Nippon Series.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2015, Sponichi 11/4/2015

[UPDATE 11/5 @ 1:33am]

According to Sanspo, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth eighty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Sanpso 11/4/2015

[UPDATE 11/6 @ 9:28am]

The New York Yankees sold Martin's rights to the Fighters for 750,000 US dollars.

SportsNets' Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting Martin's contract is worth 1.7 million US dollars (about 200 million yen) over two years with 300,000 US dollars (about thirty-six million yen) in bonuses.

Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2015, Daily Sports 11/5/2015MLB.com, Ben Nicholson-Smith Tweet

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