[4/1/2017] Munenori Kawasaki returns to the Softbank Hawks

The Softbank Hawks held a press conference at YafuOku Dome earlier today and announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old Munenori Kawasaki. He was reassigned his old uniform number 52.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth 90 million yen plus incentives. With regards to the length of the contract, Kawasaki told reporters he never signed a multi-year deal during his eighteen year career.

Kawasaki is scheduled to participate in Ni-gun practices beginning on April 2. He could play in his first Ni-gun game on April 4.

Source: Softbank 4/1/2017, Softbank 4/1/2017Daily Sports 4/1/2017, Tokyo Sports 4/1/2017Sports Hochi 4/1/2017, Sponichi 4/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 4/1/2017

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