Seiya Suzuki Introduced as the Newest Member of the Chicago Cubs (UPDATES)

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Seiya Suzuki Introduced as the Newest Member of the Chicago Cubs (UPDATES)

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Today, the Chicago Cubs made the signing of Japanese slugger Seiya Suzuki official. The 27-year-old outfielder, who just got the largest contract ever for a Japanese position player, will be introduced at a press conference scheduled to start at 2:15pm CT. It’s a major moment for not only the Cubs, but Major League Baseball as a whole. Suzuki is an international star, and the feverish pace of this past week shouldn’t obscure that fact.

I’ve embedded the live stream below (UPDATE: The Cubs just took the stream down off of YouTube for reasons unknown), which will hopefully work, because I’m not sure where else it is being broadcast/streamed. I’ll be watching and will update with any important notes. (UPDATE 2: The page where the presser was supposed to be is also blank. This is … not going well.)

Since there is no stream right now – and Marquee is not carrying the presser – I guess I’ll just share what the great Cubs beat reporters and those in attendance are sharing. (UPDATE 3: After it ended, the Cubs put the presser on YouTube. So now you can watch it below if you want.)

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.