Said Igarashi, "My family will come with me. I also think learning English in the US will help me pick it up quicker. There's also a chance that I might stay in the States until I sign with a team."
Igarashi also hopes to begin throwing with an MLB regulation ball before the end of the year.
"I thought it might be best to work out in the US when I started thinking about the differences in the baseball and mounds," added Igarashi.
The Rangers were mentioned as a team that could be interested in Igarashi.