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[9/6/2013] Nippon Ham Fighters: Hisashi Takeda earns international FA option

by on Sep.06, 2013 @ 7:45 pm, under NPB

Hisashi Takeda earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.  He is currently in the first year of a two-year deal.

"I am happy [about the option] because it is something I earned over time," said Takeda.

He added, "I have a family and I have no desire to live overseas.  Playing overseas is not an option for me."

Source: Sports Hochi 9/6/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/7/2013 (quote updated on 9/7)