Tadahito Iguchi Set To Join Chiba Lotte Marines

11:09pm: Patrick Newman tells us Japanese reports indicate this is a done deal at about $6MM over three years.  Iguchi had solid years in three of his four MLB seasons, banking $11.8MM and snagging a World Series ring (two if his month with the Phillies this year counts).

7:47am: According to Kyodo News, second baseman Tadahito Iguchi is set to join the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.  A few weeks ago they reportedly offered three years and over $6MM.

In other Japanese baseball news, Kyodo reports that lefty Koji Mitsui will stay with the Seibu Lions after he was posted twice and no MLB team made a bid.



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