The Yokohama Bay Stars took Brett Harper off the active roster on Friday. Harper also did not travel with the Ni-gun team to Toda.
Harper's playing time has slowly dwindled over the last few months. And since 8/28, he was only being used as a DH. The decision to take Harper off the active roster was made after both sides discussed the matter.
An unnamed club source told reporters, "He said he wasn't a pinch-hitter so it seems a contract for next season will be difficult."
The Bay Stars are expected to make an official announcement at some point in the near future.
UPDATE 7:48am - General coach Tetsuji Okamoto told reporters on Friday that the team would like to rely less on foreign players and more on younger players.