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[12/24/2014] Orix Buffaloes: Chihiro Kaneko to remain

by on Dec.24, 2014 @ 3:13 pm, under NPB

The Orix Buffaloes announced earlier today that Chihiro Kaneko (31) will be hold a press conference in Osaka later today. He is expected to announce his decision, which could be to stay with the Buffaloes.

Additionally, Hanshin Tigers' general manager Katsuhiro Nakamura told reporters today that Kaneko's agent turned down Hanshin's offer on Thursday night.

Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014, Sports Hochi 12/24/2014, ZakZak 12/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/24/2014, Sponichi 12/24/2014

[UPDATE 12/24 @ 11:33pm]

Kaneko announced his decision to re-sign with Orix. He most likely agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated two billion yen plus incentives.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/24/2014, Sponichi 12/24/2014, Sports Hochi 12/24/2014, Daily Sports 12/24/2014