Veteran slugger Kazuhiro Kiyohara, who has received an offer from the Orix Buffaloes after being released by the Yomiuri Giants, said Sunday he will announce his decision on his future on Tuesday.
Kiyohara was released by Yomiuri in October after struggling with a .212 average, 22 homers and 52 RBIs and having season-ending knee surgery in late August. Earlier this month, Orix offered the popular 38-year-old infielder a deal that reportedly includes an annual salary of about 300 million yen.
“Hopefully, things will go in the right direction for us,” Orix club president Takashi Koizumi said.
In his 20-year career, Kiyohara has hit .273 with 514 homers, fifth on the all-time list in Japanese baseball, and 1,491 RBIs for the Seibu Lions and the Giants.
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