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Right-hander Chihiro Kaneko, this year’s Pacific League MVP and Sawamura Award winner, is staying with the Orix Buffaloes.

Kaneko, being chased by a number of Japanese clubs including the Hanshin Tigers, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, on Wednesday put pen to paper on a four-year deal worth ¥2 billion plus performance-related incentives.

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