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[11/12/2013] Rumors: Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.13, 2013 @ 1:15 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Manny Acosta left for Panama out of Narita Airport on Monday.  The Giants are not expected to re-sign the thirty-two-year-old pitcher.

Source: Sanspo 11/12/2013

Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons may be very close to finalizing a contract with Kenshin Kawakami.

Source: Sponichi 11/12/2013


As a manager, Motonobu Tanishige may have signed a four-year deal worth eighty million yen per season.  As a player, he made 190 million yen this season and could see his salary cut to the maximum forty percent.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2013

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows are interested in former Yomiuri Giant Hiroki Sanada.  Sanada pitched for the Brother Elephants of the CPBL this past season and set a new league record with thirty-two holds (67 G, 72.1 IP, 1126 NP, 59 H, 47 SO, 15 BB, 3 HBP).

Source: Sanspo 11/12/2013