According to a number of reporters, the Hanshin Tigers are close to re-signing Matt Murton (32) and Randy Messenger (32) to contract extensions. Deals with the two players could be announced as early as Monday.
"There might be some movement early next week. We are not worried about the negotiations. Agreements early next week? I think so," a team official is quoted as saying.
Both players were likely offered multi-year deals with fairly significant raises, although Nikkan Sports seems to think Murton may have been offered a one-year deal.