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Shinji Takahashi thinking about signing with the Orix Buffaloes

by on Nov.29, 2011 @ 6:47 am, under NPB

Sponichi is reporting that Shinji Takahashi received calls from a number of teams and may have already narrowed his options down to the Orix Buffaloes.

Sources close to Takahashi are quoted as saying, "Orix was the first team to contact him after he was released.  He could also feel their enthusiasm [the most].  He has interest in playing baseball under Okada-san."

The Buffaloes are expected to make Takahashi an offer as soon he is taken off the Yomiuri Giants' reserve list on 12/2.

UPDATE @ 10:36pm - GM Yoshio Murayama told reporters today that he felt Takahashi was a solid player and was interested in him.