[9/13/2016] Mitsuru Manaka to return next year

Mitsuru Manaka is set to return next season to finish out the final year of a three-year contact. Yakult Swallows’ Owner Sumiya Hori told reporters today the organization was happy with his performance and that they wanted him to win another pennant and shoot for the Nippon Series.

Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2016, Sponichi 9/13/2016, Sanspo 9/13/2016

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