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[10/28/2013] Rumors: Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.29, 2013 @ 3:46 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

Kan Otake met team officials at Mazda Stadium on Monday and was asked to stay.  He is still thinking about what he wants to do with his domestic FA option.  Yoshiyuki Ishihara was offered a deal and told reporters he planned to take it back home with him to think about his options.  Katsuhiro Nagakawa would like to stay and has said that he sees no reason to exercise his option if the team needs him.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/28/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Wei-Chu Lin was senryokugai'ed by the Tigers.  The media learned on Sunday that Lin turned down a spot on Taiwan's national team because he plans to attend the twelve-team tryout in Shizuoka on November 10.  He is hoping to continue his playing career in Japan next year.

Source: Daily Sports 10/28/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks have heard that Munenori Kawasaki wants to continue playing in the Majors next year.  However, if he decides to return, they will be interested in him as a possible option at second.  Yuichi Honda has been playing second, but he is slated to earn his domestic FA option next season and having Kawasaki in the mix could keep everyone on their toes.

The Hawks have also left Kawasaki's number, fifty-two, open.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takashi Osanai will be named batting coach, Ikuo Takayama pitching coach.  Pitching/Bench/Battery coach Takashi Nishimoto will be re-assigned to Ni-gun.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/28/2013

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The Buffaloes are feeling good about how negotiations with Aarom Baldiris and Dae-Ho Lee are going.  They are hoping they will have good news to report in the not-so-distant future.

Source: Daily Sports 10/28/2013

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Yusuke Kajimoto was senryokugai'ed on the 27th.  He wants to continue playing and plans on attending the twelve-team tryout.

Source: Sponichi 10/28/2013