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