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11/9/2012: Motonobu Tanishige, Kenta Asakura, Keiichi Hirano, Taiyo Fujita, Brian Sikorski

by on Nov.09, 2012 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB

The Dragons announced today that Motonobu Tanishige (41) he will not exercise his FA option and will remain with the Chunichi Dragons.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012

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Kenta Asakura (31) told reporters on Thursday he does not plan to exercise his FA option and will stay with the Chunichi Dragons.  Kohei Oda (35) will also most likely stay put.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012

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Keiichi Hirano sat down with the Hanshin Tigers today.  They asked him to remain with the team but he decided to hold off on making a decision.  It seems negotiations have not gone particularly well so far.  Source: Sports Hochi 11/9/2012

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The Yakult Swallows announced that they agreed to basic terms with Seibu senryokugai Taiyo Fujita (33).  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012official announcement

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The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed Chunichi senryokugai Yuichi Hisamoto.  A press conference is scheduled for the 12th.  Of the sixty-one victories the Carp recorded last season, only four were won by left-handed pitchers.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012

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The Seibu Lions are planning to offer Brian Sikorski a contract.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012

Sikorski gave up a run on one hit over two innings during an intra-squad outing today.  His fastball was consistently above 140km/h.  The Lions will likely make an announcement on Sikorski after he gets a physical.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012