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[11/6/2013] Kataoka, Wakui (SEI) to exercise FA options

by on Nov.07, 2013 @ 11:30 pm, under NPB

Seibu Lions

Yasuyuki Kataoka informed the Seibu Lions that he will exercise his FA option. [Sports Hochi 11/7/2013]

  • During a press conference today, he said, "I just want to hear from other teams and I felt this was the best time to do it. ... I do not care about what position I play.  I want to sign with a team that needs and will give me a lot of opportunities to play." [Daily Sports 11/7/2013]
  • He was most likely offered a one-year deal at ninety-five million yen (no change over 2013) during negotiations on the 1st. [Sanspo 11/7/2013]
  • He is more concerned about playing time than money or years. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013]
  • B-rank free agent.

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Hideaki Wakui also informed the Lions that he was going to exercise his FA option. [Sports Hochi 11/7/2013]

  • He told reporters he felt he should take advantage of the option since he earned it and that he was curious to talk to other teams.  He also said that he did not exercise the option under the assumption that he would going to leave.  He would like to be a starter. [Daily Sports 11/7/2013]
  • A-rank free agent.