Tetsuto Yamada, the captain of Yakult, who won the Central League in a row in professional baseball, has renewed his contract for next season with an estimated annual salary of 500 million yen, the same as this season, plus payment for performance.
In his second year as captain, the team won the championship in a row, but he was infected with the new coronavirus in July and suffered from a slump after returning.
His final record was 23 home runs, 10 stolen bases, and 65 RBIs, with a batting average of 20%, 4.3, the lowest in 12 years as a professional.
Yamada negotiated with the team at the team office in Tokyo on the 30th and renewed the contract for next season, which is the third year of the 7-year contract, with the same estimated annual salary of 500 million yen plus payment as this season.
Looking back on this season, Yamada said, "It wasn't what people expected. I lost a lot of games against pitchers. I'm very frustrated."
After that, he said, "I think that next year's championship will be far away with this year's results, so I will work hard. I want to do my best with the high goal of triple three." We have set a goal of achieving individual triple threes.
Norichika Aoki 3rd year of 3-year contract renewed with annual salary of 340 million yen
In addition, the team's oldest fielder, Norichika Aoki, who is 40 years old, has renewed his contract for next season, which will be the third year of his three-year contract, with an estimated annual salary of 340 million yen.