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[11/5/2013] Rakuten Eagles: Masahiro Tanaka News and Notes

by on Nov.06, 2013 @ 3:03 am, under NPB

Masahiro Tanaka did not show up at Kleenex Stadium on Monday.

Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2013

Rakuten team officials are expected to meet Tanaka as soon as they have had a chance to confirm details on the new posting agreement, and no sooner than that.  The organization is leaning toward posting him if asked.

Senichi Hoshino told reporters that it would be great if Tanaka stayed.

Source: Sponichi 11/5/2013

Tanaka did show up at Kleenex Stadium on Tuesday.  He spoke to reporters and said, "I have nothing to say right now.  It will have to wait until after I speak to the team."

Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2013


Senichi Hoshino will begin preparing for the 2014 season under the assumption that Tanaka is not around next year.

"I will think about things without including Tanaka.  It would make me happy if he were to remain next year, but I will think about the starting rotation without him in it," Hoshino said.

Source: Sanspo 11/5/2013