The free agent filing period ended today. The NPB commissioner's office will process the submissions and post them tomorrow. Teams will be allowed to contact players that filed options beginning on Thursday, November 12.
The following players have already stated that they filed their options:
- Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank) - B rank - MLB or Softbank
- Toshiaki Imae (Lotte) - A rank - ?
- Ryota Wakiya (Seibu) - C rank - Yomiuri possible
- Akifumi Takahashi (Chunichi) - C rank - Hanshin possible