Kan Otake met with Hiroshima Carp officials at the team offices today for the fourth time this off-season. The two sides met for about thirty minutes and Otake informed teams officials that he planned to exercise his FA option to test the market. He has not ruled out a return to Hiroshima.
Otake will most likely be a class A free agent.
Teams with interest include: Yomiuri, Rakuten, Softbank
Source: Sponichi 11/12/2013