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[10/13/2013] Rumors: Softbank coaching staff updates; Aarom Baldiris; Dae-Ho Lee

by on Oct.13, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are planning to offer Yoshio Mizukami a job as San-gun manager.  Current San-gun manager Hiroshi Ogawa is in line to be promoted to Ichi-gun head coach.

Source: Daily Sports 10/13/2013

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There is a good chance Ni-gun pitching coach Shinichi Kato will be promoted to Ichi-gun pitching coach.  Takanori Yamauchi will likely be offered the Ni-gun pitching coach job.

Source: Sponichi 10/13/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Aarom Baldiris told reporters after today's game against Rakuten that he hoped the Buffaloes gave him a nice offer because wanted to return to Orix next season.  They are his top choice.

Source: Sponichi 10/13/2013

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Orix official Yoshio Murayama feels confident about the team's chances of signing Dae-Ho Lee to a multi-year extension.

"We are in the final stages.  We also have other team decisions to make so we want to get this done as soon as possible," Murayama said.  "We are on the same page with Dae-Ho Lee.  He is like a son.  It will be fine."

Lee's agent is expected to set aside some time to talk with MLB teams.

Source: Daily Sports 10/13/2013

Sponichi does not color the situation quite as positively -- they are reporting that Lee is asking for a minimum 800 million yen over two years while Orix is offering 700 million over two years.

Source: Sponichi 10/13/2013

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The Buffaloes announced that Brad Mills will be returning home on the 14th.  There is a good chance he will not return to Orix next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/13/2013