[12/4/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Casey McGehee

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee. The Giants released the following comment from McGehee:

I am almost at a loss of words over the happiness I feel for the chance to be a part of the Yomiuri Giants. I look forward to meeting Takahashi-kantoku, my new teammates, and the passionate fans. I will give everything I have to help the team win a Central League pennant and a Nippon Series.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.7 million US dollars. He will be assigned the uniform number 33.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Sanspo 12/4/2016, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2016, Sponichi 12/4/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 7:09pm]

The Giants held a press conference for McGehee today.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/31/2017, Yomiuri 1/31/2017

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