Munenori Kawasaki rejoins Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on one year deal

UPDATE: The contract for Munenori Kawasaki was said to be only on a one-year deal that’s worth an estimated 90 million Yen (810,000 USD in annual salary), he is scheduled to play first in Ni-gun in April 4th before playing in the Ichi-gun level, according to the report.


The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, of Nippon Professional Baseball, have announced today that they have reached a basic agreement with free agent infielder Munenori Kawasaki after being released by the Cubs organization a couple of days ago. A press conference will soon be held sometime this afternoon according to Sanspo.

Kawasaki is currently in Japan right now making a stop first at Kagoshima to visit his parents, the contract meanwhile is said to be on a multi-year deal making him an everyday player at the Ichi-gun level, along with his old uniform number 52 he wore during his previous tenure with the team after being away in Japan for 6 years.

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One thought on “Munenori Kawasaki rejoins Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on one year deal

  1. For the information of our honorable correspondents, Kagoshima is kinda like the Key West of Japan (though it’s also known as the “Pompeii of Japan” because it sits next to a very much alive stratovolcano, Sakurajima – the “Cherry Blossom Volcano”) and is renowned for producing eccentrics. One can understand why. That explains a lot about Kawasaki-san.

    Incidentally, Kagoshima is twinned with Macondo, which I suppose explains a lot about me, too.

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