The Bay Area News Group's Joe Stiglich tweets that Oakland is just one of four teams Hisashi Iwakuma is talking to right now.
On smaller scale of #Athletics news, I'm told they're 1 of 4 teams talking to FA pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. You remember him. Beane no comment
The Boston Globe Nick Cafardo provides the following update on Hiroki Kuroda:
The former Dodger still has some desire to stay out West. The Rockies have interest. Kuroda would be a good fit in Boston, where Bobby Valentine’s experience with Japanese pitchers would help. The Yankees are interested.
Tsuyoshi Wada returned to Japan on 12/23 and held a mini press conference at Waseda University on Sunday. Wada also spent some time working out at the Waseda indoor training facilities.