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[11/2/2014] Rumors: Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Nov.03, 2014 @ 2:44 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers could be preparing to offer Yoshihisa Naruse (29) a three- to four-year deal, along with the uniform number eighteen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/2/2014 ... Hanshin could offer Naruse a three-year deal worth 600 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2014
  • Kojiro Tanabo (23) will be released and re-signed to an Ikusei contract. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Masanori Hayashi (31) has decided not to exercise his FA option. He could inform the team of his decision on Tuesday. The Bay Stars likely offered Hayashi a three-year deal and a large raise. Source: Sports Hochi 11/2/2014
  • Tatsuhiko Kinjo (38) was interested in continuing his career with the Bay Stars next year, but the dynamic changed when they approached him in early September and suggested he retire. Source: Sponichi 11/2/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows could offer Yoshihisa Naruse the number seventeen. Source: Sanspo 11/2/2014