Johjima Agrees With Hanshin

» 27 October 2009 » In npb »

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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  1. Patrick
    27/10/2009 at 2:15 am Permalink

    I think kanou keisuke san will weep.This year, he has good performance.

  2. Patrick
    27/10/2009 at 5:22 am Permalink

    Daily Sports has a 4 year 2.8 billion yen deal but I have also seen 4 year 2 billion yen mentioned as well.

  3. Patrick
    27/10/2009 at 7:28 am Permalink

    Nikkan Sports is saying 4 years / 2 bn jpy as well. It’s possible that the club and the agent are giving different figures.

  4. Patrick
    27/10/2009 at 9:05 am Permalink

    Hopefully he’s got more left in his tank than Iguchi..

  5. Patrick
    27/10/2009 at 3:17 pm Permalink

    A bit less than the posting money for Igawa from NYY.


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