Sanspo: The Seibu Lions have re-signed Alex Graman (150M yen) and Hiram Bocachica (65M yen) to 1-year contract extensions.
Sanspo: The Seibu Lions have also signed John Wasdin to a 1-year 50M yen contract. He will wear the number 37 this season.
Sanpo: Koji Mitsui must really want to go to the Majors. The Lions have submitted the paperwork on the 7th in order to post Mitsui for the second time this off-season. Bids will be accepted starting the 8th.
I really don't see much of a market for him at this point. Seems like teams can take a better risk on players from within instead of paying double (the bid and then the salary) to get Mitsui.
Japan Times: Kenshin Kawakami has apparently narrowed his destination team down to three teams: the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins. The article also mentions how strange it is that not much has come out of the Koji Uehara camp.