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12/26/2011: Hisashi Iwakuma, Hiroki Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Dec.26, 2011 @ 4:04 am, under MLB

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.