...Motonobu Tanishige has decided not to exercise his FA option and will stay with the Chunichi Dragons, saying, "I want to beat the Giants as a member of the Dragons."
...Shigenobu Shima signed a 45M yen contract (down 10M yen) during his second negotiation meeting with the team.
...Catcher Ginji Akaminai is working out at third base this off-season. Seems he has his mind set on becoming a third baseman -- he didn't bring his catcher's equipment to camp.
...The Eagles held a press conference today (11/11) to introduce Marty Brown as their new manager.
Brown signed a 2-year deal worth 60M yen a year with a signing bonus of 30M yen. The team has assigned him the number 81.
Yokohama Bay Stars
...Takao Obana was officially announced as the Bay Stars news manager.