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Softbank Hawks: Hideki Okajima wants to play in the US again

by on Oct.20, 2012 @ 12:25 am, under NPB

Hideki Okajima told reporters after Friday's game that he wanted to return to the US next year, if possible.  The Softbank Hawks will likely try to keep him in Fukuoka.

"I am hoping for the US.  If I get a good offer, maybe Japan," said Okajima.

Source: Sponichi 10/19/2012


UPDATE 10/20 @ 4:15pm - A slightly better quote from Sports Hochi Osaka:

I want to talk to my agent before deciding.  I also want to hear what NPB teams have to say.  Everything is on the same level.  I would like to return to the US, but if I get a good deal from a Japanese team, then I will consider that.  There are many possibilities so I want to think this through carefully.