It is official, the contract details for Eric Campbell was said to be on a one-year deal worth an estimated 70 million Yen (617,000 USD in annual salary), Campbell will also wear the jersey number 29, according to the report.
New York Mets infielder, Eric Campbell, 29, will be playing his next season with the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) Hanshin Tigers, of the Central league. Via link, a press conference will be made for Campbell in a few days showing his contract details when he arrives in Japan.
Infielder Casey McGehee was supposed to be the Hanshin Tigers original target to man their 3rd base position, but later backed out due to various reasons, then shifted to other options resulting to the signing of now former Mets infielder, Eric Campbell.
Eric Campbell played for 3 seasons there at the Major league level with the Mets, he owns a batting line of .221/.312/.311 with 7 homeruns and 44 RBI in 196 games played (505 PA, along with 438 AB) overall in his big league career.