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Chiba Lotte Marines preparing the number seven for Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Nov.03, 2012 @ 9:12 am, under NPB

Tsuyoshi Nishioka is scheduled to meet with the Chiba Lotte Marines on Monday.  Sports Hochi reports that while the Marines will most likely consider his requests on contract years, they will probably stay at around 170M yen per year.  Including signing bonuses and incentives, It is possible they could end up offering him a two-year deal worth a total of about 400M yen.

Lotte is also apparently prepared to give him back his old uniform number (seven).

Source: Sports Hochi 11/3/2012

The Hanshin Tigers could meet with Nishioka the following day.  Source: Sanspo 11/3/2012


UPDATE @ 9:53pm - According to Daily Sports, the Tigers might meet Nishioka sometime around the 10th.

Said Tigers' GM Katsuhiro Nakamura, "We have not received any official contact from [Nishioka].  We are waiting in anticipation.  The ball is in his court and we are waiting. ... He could be waiting for the end of the Nippon Series.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2012

2 comments on “Chiba Lotte Marines preparing the number seven for Tsuyoshi Nishioka

  1. Steve Novosel

    I am at best ambivalent about this. He could be a big impact player but he’s more likely to be a distraction.

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