Hiroshima's Shogo Kimura, Orix's Yoshihisa Hirano, and Rakuten's Koji Aoyama earned their domestic FA option on Tuesday with eight years of service time on the active roster.
Kimura: "It is a right I earned, so I will consider all my options."
Hirano: "I have nothing to say about the option at the time."
Aoyama: "I am grateful to the manager, coaches. I am also grateful to all the coaches I had before I turned pro."