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Tigers have a spot open in front office for Yabu

by on Jul.29, 2010 @ 5:47 pm, under NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced yesterday that they were not going to sign Keiichi Yabu after giving him a 2-day tryout.  Seems there was some concern about being able to use him on back-to-back days after his velocity went from 146km/h on his first day to 136km/h on his second day.

But that might spell good news for the Hanshin Tigers -- they also have interest in Yabu, but not as a player.  It seems the Tigers might be ready to offer Yabu a position in the front office should he decide to call it quits.  The Tigers like the experience Yabu has racked up over the years, both as a player in the Majors and in the NPB, and feel he has the ability to help the club out from the front office.