Bay Stars' president Takao Kaji apologized to Seiichi Uchikawa through the media yesterday.
"Free agency is a right Uchikawa earned," said Kaji. "[That said,] I apologize for not being able to set up a meeting with him yet. ... As a club, we sincerely want to sit down and talk to him."
Incidentally, it seems Uchikawa has received the green light from his wife, Tsubasa Nagano, to do what he thinks is best.