The Yokohama Bay Stars met with Hichori Morimoto earlier today and apparently offered him a 3-year deal worth 300M yen. He put the offer on hold and will decide whether he wants to return to the the Nippon Ham Fighters or move on to the Bay Stars within a week.
Said Morimoto, "I was surprised they offered me a 3-year deal. They have high expectations for me. ... I either stay with a strong team the Nippon Ham Fighters, or I try with a team that hasn't won a lot. That's what I need to decide."