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[12/20/2014] Chihiro Kaneko, Seung-Hwan Oh

by on Dec.21, 2014 @ 2:48 am, under NPB

According to Nikkan Sports, the Hanshin Tigers may have originally been planning to offer Chihiro Kaneko (31) up to three years in the 1.5 billion yen range, but may have decided to go up to four years in the two billion yen range after considering what other teams might be offering. This could end up being Hanshin's "final" offer. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/20/2014 ... Kaneko wants to win and will factor that into his decision. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/20/2014, Daily Sports 12/20/2014 ... The Tigers tried to contact Kaneko's agent on Friday to submit an offer, but could not get through to him. They are hoping to get permission to speak directly to the pitcher after submitting their offer. Source: Daily Sports 12/20/2014 ... The Tigers might be okay with releasing Kaneko after at least two years of service time (they are not thinking about using the posting system). Source: Sanspo 12/20/2014

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The Chiba Lotte Marines could be players if Seung-Hwan Oh (32) is open to staying in Japan after his two-year deal with Hanshin ends. Source: ZakZak 12/20/2014 ... Oh met the Hanshin Tigers for salary negotiations on Saturday and finalized an agreement for the 2015 season. The closer will be in the final year of a two-year deal. Oh signed a two-year deal worth a total 850 million yen before the 2014 season. Source: Asahi Shimbun 12/20/2014