[12/18/2017] Seibu Lions take Hayato Takagi as FA compensation

The Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants announced today that the Lions selected twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Hayato Takagi as part of their compensation package for losing thirty-year-old pitcher Ryoma Nogami to the Giants via free agency.

Takagi spent three years in the Yomiuri organization after being selected in the third round of the 2014 draft. In sixty-seven games and 308.0 innings of work, he went 15-21 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.

Source: Seibu 12/18/2017, Yomiuri 12/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/18/2017, Tokyo Sports 12/18/2017, Sponichi 12/18/2017

[UPDATE 12/20 @ 2:45pm]

The Lions held a press conference for Takagi today. He was assigned the uniform number 20.

Source: Seibu 12/20/2017

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