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[10/6/2013] Rumors: Morimoto (YOK), Otake (HIR), K. Nakata (CHU), Matsunaka (SOF), Rottino, Ming-Chieh (ORI)

by on Oct.06, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Yokohama Bay Stars

Hichori Morimoto was senryokugai'ed on the 4th.  He took to Twitter today and told fans he was going to do his best next year.  People close to the situation have also said that Morimoto is hoping to play next year.

Source: Tweet 10/6/2013, Sponichi 10/6/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks have their eye on potential free agents Kan Otake (Hiroshima) and Kenichi Nakata (Chunichi).  They may also be looking to the foreign market for another big bat.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2013


Thirty-nine-year-old Nobuhiko Matsunaka would like to continue playing next year and help the team work its way back to the top.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/6/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Vinny Rottino returned to the US on Saturday.  The Buffaloes will most likely part ways with the thirty-three-year-old.

The Buffaloes announced that Ming-Chieh Hsu will not be returning in 2014 on Saturday.  He would like to continue playing and is open to playing anywhere.

Source: Sponichi 10/6/2013