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Hanshin Tigers: Kyuji Fujikawa plans on heading to Majors after 2012 season

by on Nov.27, 2011 @ 6:42 am, under NPB

A number of sites (like Sanspo, Sports Hochi, and Sponichi) are reporting that Kyuji Fujikawa plans on heading to the Majors after the 2012 season.

When Fujikawa was asked if the reason why he wanted a 1-year deal was because he was thinking about the Majors in the 2013 during a TV interview on Mainichi TV's Seyanen!, he replied, "There is that. ... [But I also] do not want a multi-year deal because I don't want to get paid if I get hurt."

Fujikawa also said that:

  • he wanted to win a championship with Hanshin before leaving, because otherwise he would look bad.
  • he will be glad once he earns his international FA option next year because he will be able to do what he wants.