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Kosuke Fukudome News and Notes: June 30, 2012

by on Jun.30, 2012 @ 6:53 pm, under MLB, NPB

A couple of notes on Kosuke Fukudome:

Hanshin Tigers' team president Nobuo Minami told reporters that the organization had no plans to make any mid-season emergency acquisitions at this time.  The Tigers are said to be looking into various Japanese players that might be considering a return to the NPB, but it seems they may not be looking to sign anyone right away.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2012

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Chunichi Dragons manager Morimichi Takagi showed some confidence in the team landing Fukudome if he decides to return to Japan.  Said Takagi, "We let him use our facilities for workouts, so of course he will talk to us first."

Team president Katsuhiko Sakai played his cards a bit more conservatively and told reporters that it was still too early to make any statements.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2012

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UPDATE @ 11:58pm - According to Sponichi, Dragons' manager Takagi told reporters that he was fine with the team he currently had and thought it only made sense to think about Fukudome if he approached the team and asked to join.