According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Randy Messenger has decided to return to the Hanshin Tigers.
Pitcher Randy Messenger has reached agreement on a three-year contract extension to return to the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, his agent, Matt Sosnick, confirmed Tuesday.
Sosnick declined to reveal the terms of Messenger's extension, but previous reports have said he could earn a total of $15 million -- which would place it among the largest deals ever signed by an American-born pitcher with an Asian professional team.
Source: ESPN 11/12/2013
Daily Sports is reporting that Messenger and the Tigers have pretty much agreed on a two-year deal with an option for a third year based on performance. They also mention that the Tigers are close to finalizing a deal with Matt Murton.
Source: Daily Sports 11/13/2013