News of the official announcement of Tadahito Iguchi's move the Chiba Lotte Marines is beginning to spread around the East side of the 'net. Reports have it that Iguchi has agreed to a three-year deal that will pay him 540m yen ($5.94m) plus performances incentives. The length of the contract is cited as a decisive factor in Iguchi selected the Marines. Reports had as many as eight MLB teams interested in Iguchi, plus an unspecified number of Japanese teams.
Iguchi will be introduced in a press conference on the 25th.