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The Saitama Seibu Lions have approved Yusei Kikuchi’s wish to pursue a career in the major leagues and will post the left-hander soon, executives of the Pacific League team revealed Monday.

Since Kikuchi cannot file for international free agency until 2020, he needed Seibu’s approval in order to use the posting system and move to the majors prior to that.

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