According to the Milwuakee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt, the Milwaukee Brewers traded Norichika Aoki because they were "coaxed primarily by Aoki's agent to assure more playing time."
Koji Uehara participated in a baseball clinic organized by Meiji for youths in Kanagawa on Monday. Uehara also had a chance to talk about the importance of nutrition before the start of the clinic. About eighty attended the event.
The New York Times' David Waldstein has a couple of tweets on Masahiro Tanaka (via NBC Sports' Hardball Talk 1/13/2014).
Consensus in Japan right now is that Yankees and Dodgers are favorites on Tanaka and word is his wife prefers to be on West Coast. [Tweet 1/14/2014]
But supposedly his wife has said "it's a goal, not a mandate." [Tweet 1/14/2014]
The San Francisco Giants have invited former Softbank Hawk Kameron Loe to spring training.
Source: MLB.com 1/13/2014