[12/14/2016] Seibu Lions reach agreement with Frank Garces

The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old pitcher Frank Garces. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

The Lions released the following comment from Garces:

I am happy to be a part of the Saitama Seibu Lions. I promise to do my best to help the team win. I look forward to meeting my new teammates and the fans.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated sixty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Seibu announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2016, Sponichi 12/14/2016

[UPDATE 1/30 @ 9:10pm]

The Lions held a press conference for Garces today.

Source: Seibu announcement

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