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UPDATE: Seibu Lions could accept high bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima on Tuesday

by on Dec.05, 2011 @ 9:54 am, under MLB, NPB

Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Seibu Lions could accept the high bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima as early as some time today.  They also note that Nakajima is moving ahead with plans to head the US at some point this month (most likely after 12/12) in order to speak to his agent Greg Genske and to learn more about the team that the won bidding rights to him.

Also of note, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes tweeted that the Cleveland Indians are "not expected to bid on any Japanese players going through the posting process."

UPDATE @ 5:04pm - According to the latest reports, it appears the Seibu Lions will not be accepting the high bid today and will instead do it sometime tomorrow or thereafter.