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Fighters to decide on compensation type for Hichori in January

by on Dec.26, 2010 @ 2:59 pm, under NPB

The Nippon Ham Fighters will make their decision on which type of compensation they'll be seeking for losing Hichori Morimoto to the Yokohama Bay Stars in January.

Morimoto was a class B free agent so the Fighters can either opt for one player not included on the Bay Stars' protected list + 40% of Morimoto's 2010 salary; or no player + 60% of Morimoto's 2010 salary.

In other team related news:

Sho Nakata will be working out in Hawaii with trainer Kevin Yamazaki in January.  No other players will be joining the workouts.  Training will last about 10 days and begin on 1/19.

Yamazaki is known for helping train Kazuhiro Kiyohara.  Nakata worked out with Yamazaki during the off-season last year at his gym, Total Workout.