For the time being, it appears Saburo will be returning to the Chiba Lotte Marines next year.
"If I stay [in Japan] it's going to be with Lotte. Going to the Majors is still a dream of mine," said Saburo.
One of his reasons for staying in Japan apparently has to do with the team's new batting coach, Eiji Kanamori. The two are graduates from PL Gakuen High School and Saburo feels that Kanamori might be able to help him improve his batting skills.