According to a report by Sports Hochi, multiple MLB teams are interested in Randy Messenger and could be preparing multi-year deals worth over one billion yen. The Angels, Braves, and Marines have all been spotted at games he has started this season.
While the Tigers think highly of Messenger, there is a good chance they will not be able to match offers made by MLB teams. One team official told reporters Hanshin was going to get involved in any bidding wars with MLB teams.
Messenger is said to be interested in returning to the US to play.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/17/2013