The Yomiuri Giants' GM Atsushi Harasawa denied interest in Tsuyoshi Nishioka but did tell reporters the team was looking to improve their second base situation. Harasawa also added that they were in talks with Michihiro Ogasawara and that they planned to leave a spot open for him.
Tetsuya Utsumi contacted the Yomiuri Giants on Tuesday to let them know he was not going to exercise his domestic FA option. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2012
The Giants could be preparing a major four-year deal worth 2B yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2012
Hanshin Tigers' team president Nobuo Minami is willing to wait on Kosuke Fukudome until after the New Year passes. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2012
The Tigers also willing to sweeten the deal by adding a section about a future as a Hanshin coach. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2012