Nippon Ham Fighters
If the Fighters decide to select a player as part of their compensation for losing Shinya Tsuruoka to the Softbank Hawks via free agency, it will most likely be a pitcher.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2013
President Yozo Tachibana is attending the Winter Meetings to check the free agent market and to meet with companies that make stadium equipment (like seats).
Source: Sanspo 12/12/2013
Chiba Lotte Marines
The Marines announced that Yuji Nishino's number will change from sixty-seven to twenty-nine.
Source: official announcement
Yoshihisa Hirano told reporters on Thursday that while the Buffaloes mentioned the possibility of a multi-year deal, he was uninterested because he wanted a chance to exercise his FA option before signing any long-term deals. Hirano is set to earn his domestic FA option next year.
Source: Daily Sports 12/12/2013