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[11/18/2013] Rumors: Orix Buffaloes, Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers

by on Nov.19, 2013 @ 2:34 am, under NPB

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes have a list of thirteen potential clean-up hitters from the US (eight triple-A and five at the MLB level).

Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2013

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows have reportedly comes to terms with Hiroki Sanada.  An announcement is expected within the next couple of days.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/18/2013

Hanshin Tigers

A person with information on Korean baseball told Sanspo that Hanshin may be the only team currently talking to Seung Hwan Oh.  Other teams may have been interested in Oh early on, but they have all apparently backed off for one reason or another.

As of now, it seems there is quite a bit of distance in between the total amount the Tigers offered and what Oh wants.  However, the two sides appear to be on the same page regarding the length of the contract (two years).  If the rumors about other teams losing interest are true, then it may only be a matter of time before a deal is finalized.

Source: Sanspo 11/18/2013