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Five players filed for free agency

by on Nov.18, 2009 @ 12:27 am, under NPB

SportsNavi is reporting that of the 87 players that had options for free agency, only 5 filed.

If you've been reading along, you already probably know, but for those that haven't, or need a re-fresher:

Name Team Possible Destination Rank Compensation?
Tasuku Hashimoto Chiba Lotte Marines Yokohama? C None
Atsushi Fujimoto Hanshin Tigers Yakult? C None
Shugo Fujii Nippon Ham Fighters ??? C None
Ryota Igarashi Yakult Swallows MLB B? Money / Player
Hisanori Takahashi Yomiuri Giants MLB B? None

(The Tigers were initially interested in Fujii, but have since backed off.)

As you can see, I've also included information on the player's rank, as well as their compensation levels.

You can see my explanation of the Free Agency system for more information on how the ranks and compensations work.