JABA Assess Punishment on Japanese Player Signed by Dodgers

The Japan Amateur Baseball Association has assessed a lifetime ban on Takumi Numata from playing baseball in Japan.  They have also assessed a six month suspension on the director of the industrial team for handling the situation poorly.  Numata signed a contract with the Dodgers negotiated by his father.  No reports on the amount of money involved, but the opportunity to play in the major leagues probably weighed heavily in the decision.  

The JABA will also request the NPB issue a letter to major league baseball notifying them of the protocol for signing amateur players. 

Numata is planning on attending the Dodgers instructional league in Arizona in October.  

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