According to report filed by Sponichi, the Yokohama Bay Stars are leaning towards offering Norihiro Nakamura (38) a contract extension for the 2013 season.
Nakamura is currently 100 hits away from 2,000 (or ninety-five if you include his five MLB hits). He has also done fairly well for the Bay Stars this season.
"[Nakamura] is doing a great job for us. He is a solid player and we would like to have him around for as long as possible. ... He could become the first player on our team to reach 2,000 hits, we would like to see him do it in a DeNA uniform," said team president Jun Ikeda.
Kiyoshi Nakahata added, "We can not lose if Nakamura is hitting the ball. He is a huge presence on this team. He is someone we turn to when we are in trouble."
Nakamura has also been popular with the fans -- he leads all CL first baseman in All-Star votes with 93,451 (as of June 15, 2012).
Should the Bay Stars sign the thirty-eight-year-old Nakamura to an extension? Or let him walk?
2012 Regular Stats (through 6/15)
2012 RISP (through 6/15)