=== 3/21/2010 7:35pm JST
Other names being tossed around: Jo-Jo Reyes (Atlanta Braves) and Jack Taschner (Pittsburgh Pirates)
=== 3/20/2010 1:40pm JST
Looks like the Hanshin Tigers are now interested in Eric Stults. The Chiba Lotte Marines were originally linked to Stults, but backed off because of how much money it would cost to get him to Japan.
The Tigers have deeper pockets than the Marines, along with much higher expectations.
This seems more like a panic move to me, especially on the heals of the news that Minoru Iwata won't be ready for the regular season and another bad outing by Casey Fossum. Yasutomo Kubo's shaky outing probably didn't make things any better.