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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Kazuo Matsui re-signed Saturday with the Pacific League team on a fresh, two-year contract for an estimated annual salary of ¥160 million, plus performance-based incentives.

The Eagles captain, who will turn 40 in October next year, expressed his appreciation at being able to sign a multiyear deal at his age. “At my age, I am grateful to be able to get a two-year contract,” he said. “I feel that I have to be more ready than ever.”

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