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12/3/2012: Koji Uehara, Kensuke Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Dec.03, 2012 @ 11:03 pm, under MLB

Koji Uehara is speaking to a number of MLB teams.  He has yet to set any preferences.  Source: Sanspo 12/3/2012

Among the interested teams: Rangers, Orioles, and Phillies.  Source: Sponichi 12/3/2012

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At least six teams, including the Rays and Rangers, have shown some interest in Kensuke Tanaka, according to agent Alan Nero.  Source: Sanspo 12/3/2012

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GM Brian Cashman on Ichiro Suzuki talks, from the NY Daily News' Anthony McCarron:

Cashman said Saturday that Ichiro's agent, Tony Attanasio, has known all winter that the Yanks would deal with their pitching holes first before they would start intense negotiations on position players.

"He was informed of all that," Cashman said. "Now that our pitching has been settled, which was our priority on the front end, we'll move from the defense to the offense and engage all the players we have interest in and have interest in us.

... Cashman would not comment specifically on Ichiro and his potential interest, but he's optimistic about what the Yankees could get done in Nashville even if Ichiro is talking to other teams.

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Yu Darvish returned to Japan on Sunday.  Darvish was back in Japan after the season, but returned to the US to additional training in places like Los Angeles.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2012

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Nikkan Sports wonders if Wrigley Field played in Kyuji Fujikawa's decision to sign with the Chicago Cubs.  Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2012

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