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UPDATE: Toshiya Sugiuchi to meet with Yomiuri Giants on 12/8

by on Dec.06, 2011 @ 6:59 am, under NPB

According to Sponichi, Toshiya Sugiuchi's agent, Tatsuma Sakai, he will be meeting with the Yomiuri Giants sometime on or after 12/7.  Sugiuchi is expected to attend the meeting and the Giants could offer him a four-year deal and the number 18.

The Hawks held a sponsor party in Fukuoka on Monday.  Acting owner Kazuhiko Kasai reportedly spent about 30 minutes trying to persuade Sugiuchi to remain with the team.

Said Sugiuchi, "I am feeling pretty even-keeled.  I do not want to make a decision that I or my family might later come to regret."

Sports Hochi figures Sugiuchi could meet with the Giants as early as 12/8.

UPDATE @ 4:45pm - Sponichi is reporting that Sugiuchi will be meeting with the Giants on 12/8.  Sugiuchi will be present for the meeting.

UPDATE @ 5:53pm - Nikkan Sports think the Giants could offer Sugiuchi a four-year deal worth 2B yen (a deal that the Hawks may have also offered him).