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The Front Office: Swallows to pursue Fujimoto, Bay Stars Hashimoto

by on Nov.18, 2009 @ 12:37 pm, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

...The Buffaloes will likely only have three foreigners on the active roster next season.  Both Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera have Japanese player status so they won't count towards the limit.  And at this point, the Buffaloes will likely hold onto Jon Leicester and Greg LaRocca.  Passed that, they might go after a position player.

Said Akinobu Okada, "We're not buying.  We're not buying.  We won't fill the active roster with the maximum number of foreign players.  We should use younger Japanese players."

Yakult Swallows

...The Swallows said that they will pursue free agent Atsushi Fujimoto.

Yokohama Bay Stars

...The Bay Stars hope to begin talks with Tasuku Hashimoto on the 19th in Yokohama.