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Hanshin Tigers: Takahiro Arai, Takashi Toritani to earn FA options today

by on Sep.03, 2011 @ 8:12 am, under NPB

Both Takahiro Arai and Takashi Toritani are both scheduled to earn their FA options today.

Sanspo notes that the Hanshin Tigers could be preparing a 3-year deal worth around 900M yen to keep Toritani in pinstripes.  Sanspo also thinks the Chiba Lotte Marines and Rakuten Eagles will be interested in Toritani if he hits the FA market.  And with Senichi Hoshino managing the Eagles right now, it's quite possible the team from Sendai might push fairly hard for the 30-year-old's services.

The Tigers again reiterated yesterday how important both players are to the team and that they intend on reaching out to either player as soon as possible.