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Hiroyuki Kobayashi doesn’t want a minor league deal

by on Jan.06, 2011 @ 5:56 pm, under MLB, NPB

According to Sponichi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi has no interest in signing a minor league because he wants to play for a team that wants him and feels he's capable of pitching at the MLB level.

When asked about the Hanshin Tigers, Kobayashi said he would meet them if things didn't work out on the MLB front.

A Nikkan Sports report also mentions that the Tigers are planning on asking Kobayashi's agent Alan Nero to notify them as soon as Kobayashi decides to turn his attention to the NPB.

Kobayashi started working out Chiba Marine Stadium today and will move his training to Okinawa later this month.