The Softbank Hawks are looking to sign twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Rick VandenHurk. A number of other NPB teams, including the Yomiuri Giants, are also said to be interested. The Hawks are expected to begin negotiations with VandenHurk when his ties with the Samsung Lions ends at the end of this month. They are said to be preparing a two-year deal worth an estimated 400 million yen.
Source: Sponichi 11/28/2014