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[12/21/2013] Masahiro Tanaka News and Notes

by on Dec.21, 2013 @ 1:31 pm, under NPB

The latest on Masahiro Tanaka, from Saturday, December 21:

  • According to Sports Hochi, Tanaka's list of potential agents includes Casey Close, Arn Tellem, and Mark Pieper.  The Rakuten Eagles will most likely say no the the posting.  There is still a chance things could change. [Sports Hochi 12/21/2013]
  • According to Sanspo, Eagles' President Yozo Tachibana is planning to inform Tanaka of the organization's final decision the next time they meet.  An official decision could be made some time around Christmas.  The Eagles will most likely post him. [Sanspo 12/21/2013]
  • According to Nikkan Sports, Tachibana could meet with Tanaka some time on or after the 24th, since the latter will be in Tokyo for various events on the 22nd and 23rd.  There is a good chance the Eagles will post him. [Nikkan Sports 12/21/2013]
  • Tanaka spent about four hours working out at Kleenex Stadium on Friday, beginning at about 11:40am.  He is scheduled to travel to Tokyo later today and will make an appearance as a presenter at the Nakayama Racecourse on Sunday for the Arima Kinen. [Sanspo 12/21/2013]

(Any new information that comes through today will be added to the post)