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Tsuyoshi Nishioka News and Notes: November 8, 2012

by on Nov.08, 2012 @ 11:13 am, under NPB

Tsuyoshi Nishioka sat down with the Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday.  His meeting with the team lasted about ninety minutes.  Orix Buffaloes' team director Yoshio Murayama and assistant team director Ryuzo Setoyama attended the meeting.

Nikkan Sports

Nishioka was reportedly offered a three year deal worth 750M yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/8/2012

Sanspo

The Buffaloes are said to have offered Nishioka a two-year deal worth 500M yen.  Source: Sanspo 11/8/2012

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The Hanshin Tigers may offer Nishioka a two-year deal worth over 500M yen.  Source: Sanspo 11/8/2012

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The Tigers are planning to stress that a two-year deal will allow Nishioka exercise the domestic FA option he will most likely earn in 2014.  Source: Sanspo 11/8/2012

Sponichi

The Buffaloes may have offered Nishioka a two-year worth 500M yen.  Source: Sponichi 11/8/2012

Sports Hochi / Sports Hochi Osaka

Nishioka may have been offered a two-year deal worth 500M yen by the Buffaloes.  Source: Sports Hochi 11/8/2012

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The Buffaloes did not hold a press conference after their meeting with Nishioka.  That could be an indication that they are not feeling confident about their chances.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 11/8/2012

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The Tigers will sit down with Nishioka at a hotel in Osaka on Friday.  Yutaka Wada will not physically be able to attend since he is currently at fall camp, but he may be able call in during the meeting.  And just in case Nishioka agrees the same day, the team is also preparing a press conference room at the hotel.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 11/8/2012

Daily Sports

Orix reportedly offered Nishioka a two-year deal worth 400M yen.  Source: Daily Sports 11/8/2012

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Hanshin Tigers GM Katsuhiro Nakamura has told the media that the Tigers' offer to Nishioka needs to go above what other teams have proposed.  They are expected to go above the Buffaloes' two-year deal at 400M yen.  They will also probably offer him the number seven, provide him with whatever support he needs in his move to the Kansai area, and should be able to offer him either short (if Takashi Toritani leaves) or second.  Source: Daily Sports 11/8/2012

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