Announced the acquisition of professional baseball Softbank Valentin December 16, 19:58
Professional Baseball / Softbank announced that it has earned Valentin, who played in Yakult for nine years, with professional baseball records for 60 home runs in the season.
35-year-old Valentin came to Japan and played an active role in Yakult for nine years and marked 60 professional baseball records six years ago. In total, 288 home runs have been hit.
In this season, he played 120 games and had a batting average of 20%, 33 home runs and 93 runs.
On the other hand, after the end of this season, we were unable to negotiate with Yakult in residual negotiations, and on the 2nd of this month, we were free contract players that would be able to negotiate with other teams.
Softbank, who was injured one after another in this season's mainstay, has reached an agreement to join the company, aiming to acquire it as it wants to secure a strength that can maintain a strong batting line.
Valentin became one of the main points in that he was able to use the system flexibly because he was able to meet the requirements of one military registration for 8 years and acquired the right of domestic FA.
The contract is for two years, and the number is the same as the Yakult era, which is No. 4, which was worn by Keizo Kawashima, who has played with Yakult.
Valentin said, “I am very grateful to be a part of Softbank and I am very honored. I want to do my best to win the league for 4 consecutive years by taking advantage of my experience in Japan. "