The media learned on December 13 that there were strong indications that Koji Uehara was going to return to the Yomiuri Giants next year. Uehara confirmed the rumors through Twitter this morning.
Good morning everyone!
It is just as this morning’s papers mention, I will be playing for the Giants again next year.
I know there all kinds of opinions about this, but I will be happy if you can support me.
[UPDATE 12/15 @ 3:07am]
Uehara spoke to the media after finalizing his contract with the Giants on December 14. He was assigned the uniform number 19 (he wore 11 this year) and agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen. Uehara told reporters he did not receive offers from other teams.