Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines have invited 8 players to their Fall practice at Chiba Marine Stadium. Four of those players are foreigners. Hidetaka Kawagoe is one of the other four. The club will hand down their decisions on the 18th.
...The Tigers will likely focus foreign players to help strengthen their pitching staff.
...Now that Atsushi Fujimoto has decided to exercise his FA option, the Swallows will likely push forward in their bid to sign him.