Seung Yeop Lee signed a four-yeal deal with the Yomiuri Giants, although the Korean slugger, one of the stars of the WBC, could still play in MLB if the Giants win a Japan Series during the term of the contract.
Lee is getting a wee bit of a pay raise. He is going from about $1.3 million per year to $5.96 million per year. Lee hit 41 home runs and batted .323 for Yomiuri in 2006.
The Lion King is one of Lee's nicknames for those not familiar with him.