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Tsuyoshi Nishioka met with Orix today; to meet Hanshin on Friday

by on Nov.07, 2012 @ 8:51 pm, under NPB

The Orix Buffaloes announced that they met Tsuyoshi Nishioka today.  According to the, there meeting with Nishioka lasted about an hour and a half and that they were able to have good talk.

And the Hanshin Tigers announced that they will meet Nishioka on the 9th at a hotel in Osaka.  The Tigers do not think they will be able to agree on a deal in just one sitting.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/7/2012


GM Katsuhiro Nakamura does not plan to use words to convince Nishioka to sign with the Tigers -- he thinks the playing environment and the fans are enough.

The Tigers are also said to be preparing a two-year deal worth more than what he was making with the Minnesota Twins (about 240M a year).  They are also thinking about guaranteeing him second base.  They will try to accommodate as many of Nishioka's needs as possible.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/7/2012