[12/2/2016] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Eric Campbell

The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Eric Campbell. He was assigned the uniform number 29. The Tigers released the following comment from Campbell:

After going back and forth between the Majors and minors, I wanted to try playing in Japan. I have faced Japanese pitchers in the Majors and I feel I have a good idea of what the level of play is like in Japan. The international scout told me to prepare myself for a lot of batting practice during [spring] camp. I want to do my best to adjust not only to the game, but also to the system, while listening to advice from others. I will do my best.

According to the media, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated seventy million yen.

Source: Hanshin announcement, Daily Sports 12/2/2016, Daily Sports 12/2/2016

[UPDATE 1/27 @ 7:06pm]

The Tigers held a press conference for Campbell today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/27/2017, Hanshin announcement

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