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NPB Roundup 11/30: Yuki Saito offers his thoughts on the Majors; Benny returns to Lotte

by on Nov.30, 2008 @ 10:49 am, under NPB

Sanspo: Benny Agbayani is returning to the Marines next season. It was announced earlier today that Agbayani signed a 1-year extension worth 7,500-man yen plus bonuses.

Sponichi: Daisuke Miura officially announced his intentions to return to Yokohama next season. Speaking at the Yokohama Bay Stars team office, Miura said, "I'll be playing in Yokohama again next season. All I'm thinking about is winning it all."

Sponichi: Tadahito Iguchi is in Japan and answered some questions regarding his upcoming season. Iguchi is currently considering offers from a number of teams, both in the States and in Japan. He said, "I'd like to try and decide where I'll be playing next year as soon as possible. Taking too long to decide not only affects my family, but it means I also won't get as much practice time with my new team mates. ... I intend on playing until I'm 40. I'd like to have a good season next year so that I can realize that goal."

Sponichi: Yuki Saito was asked about his thoughts on going to the Majors and replied, "I'm thinking about the NPB in 2 years. I'm not even really thinking about the Majors. ... Is it something I want to shoot for? Perhaps. ... This season, all I'm thinking about is getting to 150km/h."