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[11/23/2013] FA Rumors: Kubo, Otake, Wakui

by on Nov.23, 2013 @ 7:13 am, under NPB

Chiba Lotte Marines

If Hideaki Wakui signs with the Marines, Tsutumo Ito wants a chance to catch him during spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2013

Ito told reporters on Thursday that he spoke to Wakui over the phone.

The Marines and Wakui could meet for a second time some time early next week.

Source: Sanspo 11/22/2013

There is a good chance the Marines will offer the number sixteen, if they can get Yuhei Nakaushiro to trade it in for something else.

Source: Sponichi 11/23/2013

Yomiuri Giants

According to Sponichi, the Giants are close to reaching an agreement with Kan Otake and could make any announcement about a deal some time early next week.

Source: Sponichi 11/23/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters on Friday, after the team's press conference to introduce the 2013 draft class, that he just got off the phone with Yasutomo Kubo.  The call lasted only a few minutes, but it was enough time for Nakahata to say everything he wanted, like how the team had the best shot at winning if he signed with them, or how he wanted him to be the first pitcher to record double-digit wins under his reign.

The Bay Stars are still discussing terms with Kubo's agent.

Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2013, Sponichi 11/23/2013