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[9/22/2013] Dae-Ho Lee interested in returning to the Orix Buffaloes next year

by on Sep.22, 2013 @ 1:00 pm, under NPB

According to Daily Sports, Dae-Ho Lee is interested in returning to the Orix Buffaloes next year and might even agree to an extension before the end of the season.  The Buffaloes could be preparing a multi-year deal (three or more years) worth over one billion yen.

"His daughter is still only about one and moving to a new place would be difficult.  He wants to play somewhere he is familiar with and is used to for as long as possible.  He wants to stay," a team official told reporters on Saturday.

Source: Daily Sports 9/22/2013

Sponichi adds that Lee met with a number of team officials in Kobe on Saturday.  Orix denies making any progress in negotiations, but there is a chance numbers were exchanged.  The Buffaloes could be working on a two- to three-year deal.

Source: Sponichi 9/22/2013