34-year-old catcher Akihito Fujii (RAK) is apparently thinking about exercising his FA option to see what else might be available to him. At this point, it seems Orix, Softbank, and Lotte are all interested in the veteran catcher and could move in if Fujii opts for free agency.
According to Sponichi:
Orix has 6 catchers but none were able to reach the 100 game mark this year.
Softbank used a combination of Hidenori Tanoue and Katsuki Yamazaki this season, but weren't satisfied with the results.
Lotte is looking to find a potential replacement for Tomoya Satozaki, in case he leaves via free agency.