Nikkan Sports: Ryota Igarashi tossed a shutout inning in relief Leones del Escogido on 11/19 - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 BB, 2 SO.
Nikkan Sports: Hisanori Takahashi told reporters on Monday that he would love to play on the same team as Hideki Matsui again.
"It might be close to impossible, but this is not just about next year," said Takahashi. "If it can come true at some point in time, I would be very happy."
Tsuyoshi Wada told reporters on Sunday that he wanted more time to think, now that the season was finally over.
Sponichi feels the Seattle Mariners may be the frontrunners for Munenori Kawasaki. A separate Sponichi article notes that the Kawasaki would not mind signing a minor league deal if it is with the Seattle Mariners.
Norichika Aoki worked out at Jingu Gaien on Monday and told reporters that he was not going to be posted any time in the immediate future.
"At this point, I do not see anything happening right away. And not tomorrow either," said Aoki. "I would like to decide on when after talking it over with my agent."