The Yakult Swallows sat down with Ryota Igarashi for their first round of negotiation talks on Friday.
The Swallows didn't make Igarashi any offers, but did say that if he decides to stay in Japan, the team would love for him to return.
Said Igarashi, "I had a chance to see a game recently and thought it would be nice to play [over there] but I also do love the team I've been with for 12 years. I'm 50-50 right now. I'd like to make a decision by the time the Nippon Series ends."