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[12/26/2014] Takashi Toritani, Alejandro Segovia, Yakult Swallows

by on Dec.27, 2014 @ 3:54 am, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers were informed that Takashi Toritani (33) will not be able to make a decision about next season before the end of the year. Source: Daily Sports 12/26/2014

The Yakult Swallows will make a decision on their compensation for losing Ryoji Aikawa in the new year. They will most likely check on pitching talent. Source: Sports Hochi 12/26/2014 ... Yakult is planning to go over their options since they originally thought they were going to lose at least one player as compensation for signing Yoshihisa Naruse and Keiji Obiki. However, they must now consider the larger amount of money they will be "losing" because both Lotte and Nippon Ham opted for money-only compensation. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/26/2014

The Swallows have spent close to 1.8 billion yen this offseason. The figure includes salary raises (~323 million), free agent signings (~900 million in total), compensation for the free agent signings (~128 million), and 2014 draft class signings (~417 million). Source: Sanspo 12/26/2014

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they signed twenty-four-year-old catcher Alejandro Segovia (24) to an Ikusei contract. He was assigned the uniform number 124. The deal is worth an estimated five million yen. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/26/2014

2 comments on “[12/26/2014] Takashi Toritani, Alejandro Segovia, Yakult Swallows

  1. Donald R. Nichols

    I certainly think Toritani is capable of taking over second base for the Blue Jays for a year or so. If Kawasaki can hold on to a back-up infield position with the Jays, they could be a lot of fun to watch. I hope he decides to play in Toronto.

    1. Ren Ignatiago

      I really don’t know bout the part him playin 2nd Base in the MLB… In the NPB he MOSTLY just played shortstop, in highschool he played both Pitcher and Shortstop… That’s about it.

      If there’s a chance that Hayato Sakamoto gets posted (or becomes an unrestricted free agent), MLB teams or maybe the Jays could take a look at him.

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