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Johjima Agrees With Hanshin

by Patrick Newman (Oct 27, 2009)

Multiple reports out of Japan are confirming that Kenji Johjima's NPB return will indeed be with the Hanshin Tigers. It took two rounds of negotiations for the Tigers and Johjima to work out a deal.

Sports Hochi Osaka is saying its a four-year deal, with an estimated value of 2.5 bn JPY ($27.25m at today's exchange rate). No one else has reported that figure so we'll see if it winds up being accurate. If it's true, it's a pretty nice deal for Joh. An official press conference will be scheduled shortly.


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