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[9/23/2013] Softbank Hawks could also be interested in Seung-Hwan Oh

by on Sep.23, 2013 @ 11:25 am, under NPB

Rcents updates on NPB interst in KBO Samsung pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh.  (Some of this will be a rehash of past updates.)

  • The Softbank Hawks have struggled with consistency in their closer role this season -- they have a number of different pitchers and none were able to secure the job, either due to injury or performance.
  • The Orix Buffaloes reportedly pulled themselves out of the Oh sweepstakes because they want to spend money on a starter, not a reliever, according to a report by Daily Sports on the 17th.  They also have no interest in getting into a bidding war.
  • Sanspo reported on the 17th that the Hanshin Tigers were preparing a two-year deal worth 700 million yen.  It could be similar to the first deal Orix gave Dae-Ho Lee: signing bonus of 200 million yen, yearly salary of 250 million yen.
  • Teams that have been mentioned as being interested: Hanshin, Chunichi, Rakuten, Orix, Softbank.  A number of MLB teams are also said to be interested.

Source: Nishinippon Shimbun 9/23/2013, Daily Sports 9/23/2013, Sanspo 9/17/2013