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[12/10/2014] Orix Buffaloes: Chihiro Kaneko provides an update through his blog

by on Dec.11, 2014 @ 2:44 am, under NPB

Chihiro Kaneko posted the following update to his blog on Wednesday:

To my fans...

Thank you for your comments.
I read each of them.
I am sorry for the concern I caused.

I also feel bad about my inability to express my thoughts and feelings during interviews.

Nothing has been decided and I want to avoid any and all possible misinterpretations/misunderstandings.

I wish I was able to better handle the situation...

I exercised my domestic FA option because I wanted to seriously consider my career.

I am struggling [with the decision] and am still thinking.

I might be thinking about the same kinds of things people consider about their future when changing jobs or schools.

In November, as the result of my thinking, I reached the conclusion that it might be okay to give up on the Majors this off-season.

More importantly, I realized I have a strong desire to bring excitement to Japanese baseball.

Unlike the players that make decisions during the season and quickly make announcements when the off-season begins, I want to listen to offers from other teams and take my time to decide. I want to struggle and discover my feelings in the process.

I am the type of player that can only focus on the one game in front of them during the season.

The only time I can think about my future is now and it might be my only chance.

Once I struggle and arrive at a decision after taking my time, I will let all of you know.

Thank you for your support.

Oh and by the way, the stitches in my right elbow were removed, it is going well.

Chihiro Kaneko

Source: Blog Post 12/10/2014