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[12/4/2013] Dennis Sarfate, Aarom Baldiris, Hideaki Wakui, Hanshin Tigers

by on Dec.05, 2013 @ 1:51 am, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

According to Daily Sports, the Hawks may be close to finalizing a one-year deal with Dennis Sarfate that could be worth around 100 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 12/4/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles should be able to get a firm reply from Casey McGehee within the next week or so.  Rakuten's last offer was reportedly a three-year deal worth about 500 million yen.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/4/2013

The Eagles might look into Aarom Baldiris as a possible replacement for McGehee.

Source: ZakZak 12/4/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines are still working out a deal with Hideaki Wakui's representative.  According to Tokyo Sports, it could take a couple more weeks for the two sides to reach an agreement.  There is also a chance talks fall apart and Wakui ends up remaining in Saitama.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/3/2013

Sanspo is also reporting that discussions between Lotte and Wakui have hit a bit of a bump.  Lotte official Nobuhira Hayashi is not overly optimistic, but also not worried.

Source: Sanspo 12/4/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers could be interested in Yokohama's Shugo Fujii as compensation for losing Yasutomo Kubo.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/4/2013

ZakZak wonders if the Tigers might be interested in Norihiro Nakamura as compensation for losing Yasutomo Kubo, if he is available.  He would come cheap and he could serve as either a third baseman or a right-handed bat off the bench.  Incidentally, Nakamura is a Hanshin fan.

Source: ZakZalk 12/3/2013