From the Wire … LaHair Agrees to Two-Year Deal to Play in Japan

According to a report from Buster Olney, Bryan LaHair has agreed to a two-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The two-year deal will pay LaHair $4 million to play oversees for the next two seasons.

The Cubs received $950,000 from the SoftBank Hawks for LaHair’s rights.

Reports surfaced Wednesday morning that Bryan LaHair was in agreement with the Japanese team and Buster Olney confirmed the signing late Wednesday night.

The Cubs designated Bryan LaHair for assignment on Tuesday and reportedly were working on a deal that would allow LaHair to play ball in Japan.

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