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Hanshin Tigers unsure if they’ll try to go after Hideki Okajima

by on Sep.07, 2011 @ 6:04 pm, under MLB, NPB

While nothing has been officially decided, Hideki Okajima has hinted at the possibility of returning to the NPB next season.  The Hanshin Tigers expressed an interest in the veteran lefty back in December, but they didn't really push the matter since they already has 68 players on roster (out of a possible 70 spots).

When reporters recently reached out to the Tigers for comment on the team's possible interest in Okajima for the 2012 season, team president Nobuo Minami said it was something they couldn't comment on right now.  It's quite possible that the Tigers won't go after Okajima, especially after they expressed concerns about growing too old (Okajima turns 36 in December), but it seems much will depend on how the team finishes out the season.