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Free Agents Quick Notes: November 22, 2010 (UPDATE 1)

by on Nov.22, 2010 @ 12:51 pm, under NPB

Hichori Morimoto (HAM) told reporters yesterday that he has received an offer from the Bay Stars and will likely meet with the club at some point in the near future (perhaps some time this week).  The Bay Stars are rumored to have offered Morimoto a 2-year deal around 200M yen.

Morimoto does also plan on meeting with the Fighters again, but only after meeting with other clubs that might be interested in him.


Sanspo reporters that Akihito Fujii (RAK) may have decided to sign with the Hanshin Tigers and could inform the club of his decision during their meeting today.  There is currently a 2-year, 120M yen deal on the table.


Seiichi Uchikawa is apparently scheduled to meet with the Softbank Hawks for the first time on the 26th.


A number of reports (like Sponichi and Sports Hochi) mention that Toru Hosokawa has decided to sign with the Softbank Hawks and that he already underwent a medical exam for the team on Sunday.

And despite these rumors, the Orix Buffaloes are still intent on meeting Hosokawa today.

Hosokawa is expected to make a formal announcement of his decision some time after the Lions' Fan Appreciation Day tomorrow.