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[12/24/2014] Takashi Toritani, Kenta Maeda, Tadashi Settsu

by on Dec.25, 2014 @ 3:19 am, under NPB

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly offered Takashi Toritani (33) a Major League contract. The San Diego Padres are also said to be interested. Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014 ... Discussions with Toronto may not be going well. The two sides may be fairly far apart on years and terms. Source: Sanspo 12/24/2014

Kenta Maeda (26) finalized his contract for the 2015 season on Wednesday. He agreed to a twenty milion yen raise and is set to make an estimated 300 million yen next year. Maeda is the first player in franchise history and the youngest pitcher in Central League history to reach 300 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014, Daily Sports 12/24/2014, Sponichi 12/24/2014, Sports Hochi 12/24/2014

The Yakult Swallows held a press conference to introduce Suguru Ino (31) on Wednesday. He agreed to a deal worth an estimated eight million yen and was assigned the number sixty-three. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/24/2014

The Softbank Hawks were unable to finalize terms for the 2015 season with Tadashi Settsu (32) before the end of the year. "Personal issues" was cited as the reason. Source: Sports Hochi 12/24/2014

Lotte senryokugai Tadahiro Ogino (32) will be joining Hitachi Seisakusho. Ogino spent two years playing for Hitachi before turning pro and after graduating from Kanagawa University. Source: Sports Hochi 12/24/2014