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Tasuku Hashimoto meets with the Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.19, 2009 @ 4:31 pm, under NPB

Tasuku Hashimoto met with the Yokohama Bay Stars today at a hotel in Yokohama and it appears talks went well.

"I definitely want to sign with a new team.  Right now, Yokohama is the only club that has approached me.  The fact that Naoyuki Shimizu is on the team would make things easier for me," said Hashimoto.

The two sides did not talk about money today.  That will likely happen through his agent in the coming days / weeks.  The Bay Stars are likely looking to sign Hashimoto to a 1-year deal.

=== UPDATE 11/20/2009 9:38pm JST

Sports Hochi reports that if negotiations go smoothly, Yokohama and Hashimoto could come to an agreement at some point next week.

It also appears the Bay Stars will offer Hashimoto a contract similar to the one he was under this past season - a 1-year deal worth 75M yen plus incentives.