Chiba Lotte Marines
...The Marines re-signed:
Tsuyoshi Nishioka - 170M yen (no change) Nishioka will be in the final year of a 3-year deal. sanspo
Daisuke Hayakawa - 40M yen (down 6M yen) sanspo
...The Dragons re-signed:
Kazuki Yoshimi - 90M yen (up 52M yen) sanspo
Masafumi Hirai - 60M yen (down 13M yen) sanspo
...The Tigers re-signed Daiyu Kanemura, Yutaka Tamaki, and Yusuke Takahashi to Ikusei contracts.
Nippon Ham Fighters
...The Fighters held a press conference on Wednesday to introduce Masao Kida (signed), Takeharu Kato (trade), Takahiro Matsuka (trade), and Yuta Sekiguchi (trade).
Their uniforms numbers were also introduced: Kida (42), Kato (49), Matsuka (30), and Sekiguchi (57).
...The Buffaloes re-signed:
Takahiro Okada - 12M yen (up 5.1M yen) sanspo
Hiroyuki Oze - 25M yen (up 5M yen) sanspo
...The Eagles re-signed:
Ryo Hijirisawa - 16M yen (up 6M yen) sanspo
Kensuke Uchimura - 13M yen (up 3M yen) sanspo
...Only 16 players on the original roster of 61 (minus the foreigners) back in 2005 are still with the team today.
...The Lions announced a kanji change for Fumikazu Kimura (木村文和 > 木村文紀).
...Hiroyuki Nakajima put a 250M yen offer (up 50M yen) on hold. The two sides met for about an hour on Wednesday and could not come to an agreement.
Taiyo Fujita - 15M yen (up 4M yen) sanspo
...The Hawks re-signed:
Shingo Tatsumi - 14M yen (down 1M yen) sanspo
Toru Takahashi - 6.8M yen (no change) and a uniform number change (24 > 64) sanspo
Yokohama Bay Stars
...The Bay Stars re-signed:
Toshihiro Noguchi - 85M yen (up 10M yen) Noguchi will also be in the second year of a 2-year deal. sanspo
...The Giants re-signed:
Takahiro Suzuki - 42M yen (down 3M yen) sponichi
Ryuichi Kajimae - 11M yen (down 2M yen) sponichi