Team president Nobuo Minami told reporters today that the club will be meeting with Hiroyuki Kobayashi at a hotel in Osaka some time tomorrow. Minami and Akinobu Mayumi are expected to attend the meeting. A multi-year deal is supposedly already on the table.
Minami: "We'll meet with him directly and have our final say. Being able to sit down [with Kobayashi] is good news for the Tigers."
Mayumi: "I'd like for him to wear a Tigers uniform."