Andy MacPhail, Orioles' president of baseball operations, is quoted at Sponichi as saying the team was interested in both Ryota Igarashi and Hisanori Takahashi.
"Right-handed, left-handed, we're always looking to sign [new] pitchers. Last year we signed Uehara. Our [scouting] information on Japanese [players] has improved. We would like to sit down and talk to them," said MacPhail.
Scott Boras, Johnny Damon's agent, seems to think the Yanks will pick his client over Hideki Matsui.