Losing Kazuyuki Hoashi (Class B free agent -- player + 40% of salary; or 60% of salary)
The Seibu Lions received the Softbank Hawks' list of available players today. Managing director Noriaki Iida told reporters they will look over the list and decide on what to do next.
Losing Shuichi Murata (Class A free agent -- player + 50% of salary; or 80% of salary)
The Yokohama Bay Stars are looking for a player they can use right away.
"The number one requirement is that the player is capable of contributing now. I think it could end up being a pitcher," said Kiyoshi Nakahata.
The Bay Stars have already received a list from the Yomiuri Giants and hope to finalize their decision, in time for their staff meeting on 1/11.
Losing Toshiya Sugiuchi (Class A free agent -- player + 50% of salary; or 80% of salary)
Softbank Hawks chairman Sadaharu Oh told reporters that he heard that the list of players the Yomiuri Giants provided them did not contain anyone they were really interested in. He then added that while the team was still considering its options, it seemed unlikely they would select a player.