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Norichika Aoki News and Notes: December 13, 2011

by on Dec.13, 2011 @ 10:50 am, under MLB, NPB

Updates on Norichika Aoki from 12/13/2011:

Sanspo

Seven teams, including the Washington Nationals and Oakland A's, could be interested in Aoki.  Includes mention of SI article by Jon Heyman (posted on 11/21) that mentions a projection of US$10M posting and US$15M, three years.

Nikkan Sports

Mentions the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore's article from 12/6 that indicates the Washington Nationals as being interested in Aoki.

Teams have until 12/16 at 5pm EST (or 12/17 7am Japan time) to submit bids on Aoki.

Aoki will be spending three weeks working out in Okinawa in January.

Sponichi

Notes that in addition to the Washington Nationals, the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners could be interested.