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Iwamura deal to be announced Friday

The deal is official

Our good friend Carter Gaddis had a busy day, covering the latest Iwamura news and sitting down for an interview with Jake.

At last his first duty has reached it's end, as he posted this on his blog a short time ago.

"The Devil Rays will announce Friday that they have reached an agreement to sign Japanese infielder Akinori Iwamura to a three-year contract worth about $7.25-million, with a one-year team option for 2010. The deal isn't completely done; there still are minor details to work out, which will be settled sometime early Friday."

Gaddis was hinting at this earlier so it comes to no suprise to any of us who read the interview. We'll have more info as it becomes available.