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Seiichi Uchikawa sits down with the Softbank Hawks

by on Nov.26, 2010 @ 10:08 pm, under NPB

Seiichi Uchikawa met the Softbank Hawks earlier today at a hotel in Tokyo.  Sadaharu Oh and chief of player development Itaru Kobayashi represented the Hawks.  A 4-year deal was apparently presented to to Uchikawa, in addition to the number 24 (Uchikawa's 2009 WBC uniform number).

Yesterday, Uchikawa told reporters that he didn't want to make any decisions until he had all offers on the table.  He also said that he wanted to take every offer seriously and consider all possible factors.  After his meeting with the Hawks, Uchikawa added that he wanted to try and come to a decision some time in early December.

Uchikawa is also apparently scheduled to meet with the Hiroshima Carp for a second time in the very near future.  The Carp currently have a 3-year, 600M yen offer on the table.