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Yakult Swallows and Hanshin Tigers and Rakuten Eagles (Oh my!) interested in Ryota Igarashi

by on Oct.31, 2012 @ 1:47 am, under NPB

According to Sanspo, the Hanshin Tigers could attempt to contact Ryota Igarashi when he returns to Japan in early-November for personal reasons.  Igarashi apparently likes Koshien Stadium.  Source: Sanspo 10/30/2012

A report by Sponichi notes that the Tigers are beginning to look into foreign pitchers that can also close games because they are uncertain about Igarashi's status.  Source: Sponichi 10/30/2012

Sponichi also reports that the Rakuten Eagles and Yakult Swallows are interested in the veteran reliever and that the Eagles may be preparing a multi-year deal worth over 100M yen.  Source: Sponichi 10/30/2012