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[12/3/2013] Nikkan Sports: Hawks closing in on deals with Dae-Ho Lee, Jason Standridge

by on Dec.03, 2013 @ 2:49 pm, under NPB

According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Softbank Hawks may be closing in on deals with Dae-Ho Lee (31) and Jason Standridge (35).  The Hawks may have offered Lee a two-year deal worth over one billion yen.  A separate report by Nishinippon Shimbun from November 22 mentions Softbank preparing what may have been, at the time, a two-year deal worth an estimated 500 million yen for Standridge.

The Hawks may also be looking into Dennis Sarfate (32) as a possible candidate to close.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2013, Nishinippon Shimbun 11/22/2013

A JoongAng Ilbo report mentions that Hawks' offer to Lee might be three or more years worth between 1.6 and 1.9 billion yen.

"I have had a lot of things to think about lately.  Right now, if I am to return to Japan, there is a good chance it will be with Softbank.  They are actively pursuing me and have made me a solid deal.  I can feel that they need me.  They also have a good chance at winning with me.  I think I will be signing a new contract worthy of the Big Boy wthin the next month.  I will have good news to reports," Lee said.

Source: JoongAng Ilbo 12/2/2013