It seems as though the Hanshin Tigers will be going looking to grab three foreigners for their team this off-season.
"We'll be looking to bring in three foreign pitchers. This is especially important because [Jeff] Williams and [Scott] Atchison won't be returning. We want some of the same quality, or better," said Akinobu Mayumi.
He added, "Maybe 1 starter and 2 relievers? Probably."
List of possible candidates:
Joseph Albert "Jo-Jo" Reyes (Atlanta Braves) Baseball Cube
Wilfred Ledezma Baseball Cube
Bob Keppel (Minnesota Twins) Baseball Cube
Juan Morillo (Minnesota Twins) Baseball Cube
The Hanshin Tigers are still interested in Matt Thornton of the Chicago White Sox, but it seems as though they've realized he'll be tough to get.
=== UPDATE 12:27pm JST
The Tigers also appear to be interested in:
Brad Thomas (KBO - Hanwha Eagles) Baseball Cube
Adrian Burnside (formerly with Yomiuri Giants) Baseball Cube