Thirty-year-old pitcher Masanori Hayashi earned his international FA option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.
When asked about the option, he replied, "I am happy. It's like a medal. But I don't really have an interest in America."
He added, "With regards to this year, I appreciate the playing time and the team is doing well. We have a chance to make the Climax Series and I'm happy to be a part of it. I want to work hard until the end."