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[12/7/2015] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on December 13

by on Dec.07, 2015 @ 5:38 pm, under NPB

NPB rumor mill for the week ending on December 13.

Highlights

  • Eagles interested in Japhet Amador.
  • Hanshin ends talks with Seung-Hwan Oh.
  • Tony Barnette reportedly signs two-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
  • Yakult locks Hatakeyama up for three years.
  • Hiroshima meets Kuroda on December 7, informs teams on December 8 that he wants to pitch next year.
  • Barnette's posting deadline passes on December 7 without a contract agreement.

(last update 12/12 @ 1:56pm)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Barnette, Tony YAK [12/8 @ 10:55pm] The Swallows made Barnette a free agent. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015 [12/7 @ 9:34pm] Barnette's agent, Don Nomura, told the media on December 7 that he has permission from the Swallows to continue negotiations with MLB teams. There are currently six teams interested in the closer. A deal might be struck before the end of the year. Source: Daily Sports 12/7/2015 ... The Swallows are open to releasing Barnette, if he so desires. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015 [12/7 @ 4:42pm] Barnette's posting deadline passed at 7:00am on December 7 (December 6, 5:00pm EST). He was unable to reach an agreement with an MLB team. The Swallows would like to resign him, but he still might receive offers from MLB teams. Yakult is planning to sit down with Barnette to discuss what comes next. Source: ZakZak 12/7/2015
Kuroda, Hiroki HIR [12/9 @ 6:48pm] Hiroshima could be preparing an offer over 500 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015 [12/8 @ 7:32pm] Suzuki spoke to reporters on December 8 and said that Kuroda called him and said he wanted to pitch next year. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015 [12/8 @ 8:56pm] Kuroda met team official Kiyoaki Suzuki for about two and a half hours in Hiroshima on December 7. He does not want to drag things out, but was not able to provide a decision during the meeting. He is expected to make a decision soon. Hiroshima is not planning to submit a formal offer until they know Kuroda wants to continue playing next year. Source: Sports Hochi 12/8/2015, Sponichi 12/8/2015
Maeda, Kenta HIR [12/9 @ 2:15pm] More coverage. [12/8 @ 10:42pm] Maeda visited Mazda Stadium on December 7 and thanked team officials for agreeing to post him. Source: ZakZak 12/8/2015
Hirata, Ryosuke CHU [12/10 @ 8:53pm] Hirata would like to see a more defined and transparent system for assessing player performance when determining salaries. Right now, he is not sure if the organization is even using a system to help them set salaries. Source: Sponichi 12/10/2015 [12/9 @ 6:36pm] Hirata did not place Chunichi's offer on hold because he was not satisfied with the team's assessment of his season, but rather because he feels the organization needs to do something about its recent image as an extremely frugal team when it comes to salaries. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015 [12/8 @ 8:06pm] Hirata met Chunichi on December 8 and put their offer on hold because he felt it was inadequate. Source: Tokyo Sports 12/8/2015
Yoh, Daikan HAM [12/10 @ 9:37am] Yoh is scheduled to meet the Fighters for a second round of negotiations on December 15. Nippon Ham is not planning to make any changes to the last offer they made. Source: Sports Hochi 12/10/2015
Kawasaki, Munenori -- [12/11 @ 6:27pm] The Toronto Blue Jays are open to re-signing Kawasaki. Source: Daily Sports 12/11/2015 [12/10 @ 9:44am] Kawasaki's first choice is apparently the United States. Source: Daily Sports 12/10/2015
Cruz, Luis -- [12/9 @ 4:27pm] The Giants are planning to begin negotiations with Cruz. They would like to strike a deal before the end of the year, if possible. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015 [12/8 @ 10:57pm] The Giants are interested in Cruz. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Sponichi 12/8/2015
Lee, Dae-Ho -- [12/12 @ 12:02pm] If Lee is unable to find a suitor in the Majors, he might return to the KBO next year because he does not want to create any problems for the Softbank Hawks. Negotiations with MLB teams are taking longer than he initially expected. Having the Hawks wait until he either signs or doesn't sign with an MLB team could put them in a bind, so Lee might go ahead and turn down the Hawks and use the KBO as a fallback if he is unable to reach an agreement with an MLB team. Source: Sports Hochi 12/12/2015 [12/8 @ 9:01am] Lee left for the United States to attend the Winter Meetings. Four to five MLB teams are said to be interested in his services. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015
Murton, Matt -- [12/9 @ 4:26pm] Murton told Daily Sports he was interested in a possible return to the Majors. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015 [12/8 @ 7:59pm] Murton has reportedly decided it will either be the Majors or the NPB next season. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/8/2015
Oh, Seung-Hwan -- [12/11 @ 6:08pm] The Tigers announced on December 11 that they formally decided to end their talks with Oh. They will now shift their attention to other closing alternatives. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2015, Daily Sports 12/11/2015, Sponichi 12/11/2015, [12/9 @ 11:56pm] Oh's camp informed Hanshin that Oh was questioned by prosecutors. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015 ... Yonhap News: "...During the five-hour interrogation, Oh admitted to borrowing chips worth some hundreds of millions of won but claimed that the actual number of times he gambled and the amount he bet remained insignificant, prosecutors said." Source: Yonhap News 12/9/2015 [12/9 @ 8:28am] The Hanshin Tigers have temporarily suspended negotiations with Oh. They are prepared to walk away if the illegal gambling allegations and gangster connections turn out to be true. They told reporters they received an e-mail from Oh's agent apologizing for the distractions. Source: Sanspo 12/9/2015 [12/7 @ 5:38pm] Chang-Yong Lim was suspected of illegal overseas gambling and released by Samsung last month. Lim were teammates and thought to be fairly close. There were rumors about Oh being possibly involved, but nothing more. The Korean media is now reporting that Oh will be questioned by prosecutors. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015, Korea Times 12/7/2015

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update
Akiyoshi, Ryo YAK [12/8 @ 11:08pm] Sixty-eight million yen, up thirty-six million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015, Sanspo 12/8/2015
Arakaki, Nagisa YAK [12/7 @ 6:48pm] Twenty-eight million yen, up two million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015
Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro YAK [12/8 @ 7:51pm] Signed three-year contract. 130 million yen, up 40 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015
Imanami, Takahiro YAK [12/9 @ 5:08pm] 19.5 million yen, up four million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015
Ishikawa, Masanori YAK [12/8 @ 8:52am] Ishikawa will be in the third year of a three-year contract next season. Source: Sanspo 12/8/2015 [12/7 @ 9:19pm] 200 million yen, up twenty million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/7/2015
Ishiyama, Taichi YAK [12/7 @ 4:23pm] Forty-one million yen, up three million yen. Source: Spoonichi 12/7/2015
Kyuko, Kentaro YAK [12/7 @ 4:22pm] Thirty million yen, up seven million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015
Matsuoka, Kenichi YAK [12/9 @ 2:57pm] Thirty-six million yen, down 9.5 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Sponichi 12/9/2015 ... OR thirty-six million yen, down nine million yen. Source: Sanspo 12/9/2015
Morioka, Ryosuke YAK [12/9 @ 3:01pm] Thirty-two million yen, down six million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Nakamura, Yuhei YAK [12/8 @ 11:16pm] Sixty-seven million yen, up twenty-seven million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015
Naruse, Yoshihisa YAK [12/7 @ 6:47pm] 144 million yen, no change. He will be in the second year of a three-year deal. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015
Takai, Yuhei YAK [12/9 @ 5:12pm] Sixty-five million yen, up five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Sponichi 12/9/2015
Takeuchi, Shinichi YAK [12/10 @ 4:42pm] Nineteen million yen, down three million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/10/2015
Tokuyama, Takeaki YAK [12/9 @ 7:32pm] 15.8 million yen, up 7.9 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015
Yamada, Tetsuto YAK [12/8 @ 10:33pm] Yamada was presented with the uniform number 1 by Norichika Aoki. Source: Tokyo Sports 12/8/2015 [12/8 @ 7:48pm] 220 million yen, up 140 million yen. Third non-pitcher out of high school to reach 200 million in his sixth year. The other two: Ichiro Suzuki (260 million yen) and Hideki Matsui (220 million yen). Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM [12/10 @ 7:57pm] Fifty million yen plus incentives, down 450 million yen. He requested that his salary be reduced because of performance issues and because he will miss the start of the season next year as he works his way back from right hip surgery (underwent procedure in October and will out until at least the summer). He finished the final year of a four-year deal. Source: Sponichi 12/10/2015, Daily Sports 12/10/2015Daily Sports 12/10/2015
Cruz, Luis YOM [12/11 @ 6:06pm] More coverage.
Arai, Ryota HAN [12/9 @ 7:21pm] Twenty-seven million yen, down three million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015, Daily Sports 12/9/2015 ... OR thirty million yen, down three million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015
Takamiya, Kazuya HAN [12/9 @ 5:05pm] Thirty million yen, up fifteen million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Uemoto, Hiroki HAN [12/9 @ 5:03pm] Thirty-six million yen, down four million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Messenger, Randy HAN [12/8 @ 7:55pm] One-year contract. 300 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Akamatsu, Masato HIR [12/8 @ 7:41pm] Thirty-three million yen, up five million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Kokubo, Tetsuya HIR [12/8 @ 7:40pm] Forty million yen, up sixteen million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Osera, Daichi HIR [12/9 @ 2:22pm] Forty-six million yen, up eleven million yen. Source: Tokyo Sports 12/9/2015, Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Soyogi, Eishin HIR [12/11 @ 9:24pm] Ninety million yen, down one million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
Fujii, Atsushi CHU [12/8 @ 7:39pm] Forty-two million yen, up twelve million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Hamada, Tatsuro CHU [12/8 @ 11:11pm] Thirteen million yen, down four million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015
Iwase, Hitoki CHU [12/7 @ 4:32pm] Fifty million yen, down 250 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015
Ono, Yudai CHU [12/8 @ 7:38pm] 180 million yen, up sixty-three million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Hirata, Shingo YOK [12/11 @ 6:52pm] Thirteen million yen, up 1.5 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/11/2015
Ide, Shotaro YOK [12/9 @ 7:08am] 12.5 million yen, up one million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Ishida, Kenta YOK [12/9 @ 7:12pm] Eighteen million yen, up six million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
Kajitani, Takayuki YOK [12/8 @ 7:45pm] Eighty-three million yen, up thirty-seven million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Kobayashi, Hiroshi YOK [12/9 @ 7:13am] 10.7 million yen, up 500,000 yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Kosugi, Yota YOK [12/11 @ 6:44pm] Twelve million yen, up 3.5 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
Kuramoto, Toshihiko YOK [12/9 @ 7:14pm] Sixteen million yen, up four million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
Kurobane, Toshiki YOK [12/11 @ 6:45pm] Twenty-six million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2015
Kuwahara, Masayuki YOK [12/8 @ 11:04pm] Thirteen million yen, up two million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015
Matsumoto, Keijiro YOK [12/9 @ 3:00pm] Fifteen million yen, up 1.5 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Sponichi 12/9/2015
Minei, Hiroki YOK [12/8 @ 7:45pm] Fifteen million yen, up five million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Mishima, Kazuki YOK [12/9 @ 7:10pm] Twenty-five million yen, up four million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
Nishimori, Masashi YOK [12/11 @ 6:50pm] 6.1 million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 12/11/2015
Ohara, Shinji YOK [12/11 @ 6:46pm] Twenty-nine million yen, down six million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/11/2015
Shirasaki, Hiroyuki YOK [12/9 @ 4:20pm] Twenty million yen, up 1.5 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Sunada, Yoshiki YOK [12/9 @ 7:24pm] Thirteen million yen, up 8.8 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
Takasaki, Kentaro YOK [12/11 @ 6:49pm] Thirty-three million yen, down six million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/11/2015
Takajo, Shuto YOK [12/8 @ 11:10pm] Thirteen million yen, up three million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2015
Tanaka, Kenjiro YOK [12/8 @ 7:46pm] Eighteen million yen, up 6.5 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Egawa, Tomoaki SOF [12/7 @ 9:45pm] Twenty-one million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Higashihama, Nao SOF [12/7 @ 4:31pm] Eighteen million yen, up one million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Igarashi, Ryota SOF [12/7 @ 6:45pm] 350 million yen plus incentives, up 200 million yen. Finished the final year of a three-year contract. Agreed to a new two-year contract. Source: Sponichi 12/7/2015
Senga, Kodai SOF [12/7 @ 9:44pm] Twenty-five million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Fujioka, Takahiro LOT [12/11 @ 6:42pm] 38.5 million yen, up 3.5 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
Furuya, Takuya LOT [12/9 @ 1:14am] Thirty-one million yen, down five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/8/2015
Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT [12/7 @ 4:27pm] Eighty million yen, up nine million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Karakawa, Yuki LOT [12/7 @ 4:25pm] Forty-eight million yen, down twelve million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Masuda, Naoya LOT [12/11 @ 6:41pm] Eighty million yen, no change. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
Nishino, Yuji LOT [12/8 @ 7:3pm] 100 million yen, up forty million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Ogino, Takashi LOT [12/8 @ 7:37pm] 32.8 million yen, up 5.5 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2015
Okada, Yoshifumi LOT [12/7 @ 4:27pm] Thirty-eight million yen, down two million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Omura, Saburo LOT [12/8 @ 7:36pm] Sixty-five million yen, down sixty-five million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2015
Otani, Tomohisa LOT [12/9 @ 2:55pm] Eighty million yen, up thirty million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Sponichi 12/9/2015
Suzuki, Daichi LOT [12/7 @ 4:29pm] Eighty million yen, up ten million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Tamura, Tatsuhiro LOT [12/7 @ 4:30pm] 27.6 million yen, up fifteen million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Uchi, Tatsuya LOT [12/9 @ 5:10pm] Twenty-five million yen, up 6.25 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Daily Sports 12/9/2015 ... OR Twenty-five million yen, up 6.3 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
Wakui, Hideaki LOT [12/7 @ 4:30pm] 220 million yen, no change. He will be in the third year of a three-year deal next season. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Tanaka, Yasuhiro LOT [12/7 @ 4.34pm] Reached an agreement with Seibu senryokugai Tanaka. 5.5 million yen. Assigned uniform number 47. Source: officcial announcement, Sponichi 12/7/2015
Van Hekken, Andy SEI [12/8 @ 10:31pm] More coverage.
Adachi, Ryoichi ORI [12/9 @ 7:26pm] Sixty-three million yen, up three million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Goto, Shunta ORI [12/8 @ 7:43pm] Thirty million yen, no change. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Hara, Takuya ORI [12/9 @ 7:26pm] Thirty million yen, down five million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Ito, Hikaru ORI [12/11 @ 6:43pm] Fifty-seven million yen, down fifteen million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/11/2015
Kaida, Tomoyuki ORI [12/9 @ 2:55pm] Twenty-five million yen, up seven million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/9/2015, Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Kondo, Kazuki ORI [12/7 @ 9:35pm] Twelve million yen, up two million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 12/7/2015
Miyazaki, Yuki ORI [12/9 @ 7:10am] 15.8 million yen, up five million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/7/2015
Okada, Takahiro ORI [12/8 @ 7:42pm] Sixty-four million yen plus incentives, down sixteen million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 12/8/2015, Daily Sports 12/8/2015
Sato, Tatsuya ORI [12/11 @ 6:44pm] Ninety million yen, no change. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
Shiranita, Hirokazu ORI [12/7 @ 4:24pm] 16.5 million yen, up nine million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015
Tomei, Daiki ORI [12/9 @ 4:22pm] Forty-two million yen, up twenty million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015
Yamazaki, Katsuki ORI [12/10 @ 7:43pm] Thirty-four million yen, no change. He finished the second year of a three-year deal. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/10/2015
Kondo, Taisuke ORI [12/9 @ 7:29pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, eighty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 20. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015

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Other

  • [12/12 @ 1:56pm] Rakuten president Yozo Tachibana is in the United States. He is involved in talks with Jake Brigham. Source: Sanspo 12/12/2015
  • [12/12 @ 12:21pm] Hanshin closer candidates on the overseas market could include: Maikel Cleto and former Carp Deunte Heath. Source: Sponichi 12/12/2015 ... OR David Aardsma, Anthony Bass, and Deunte Heath. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/12/2015 ... OR Marcos Mateo (could be the Tigers' top candidate). Source: Daily Sports 12/12/2015, Chunichi Sports 12/12/2015 ... OR Deunte Heath, Maikel Cleto, and Henry Sosa. There are twelve to thirteen candidates in all. Source: Sanspo 12/12/2015
  • [12/12 @ 12:10pm] The Eagles are interested in twenty-eight-year-old Carlos Peguero (might be dependent on Amador situation). They could be close to a deal with twenty-seven-year-old Jake Brigham. Source: Sports Hochi 12/12/2015
  • [12/12 @ 12:07pm] The Eagles could be closing in on a deal with twenty-eight-year-old infielder Japhet Amador. Source: Sponichi 12/12/2015
  • [12/12 @ 1:40am] The Marlins would like Ichiro Suzuki to play out the rest of his career in their uniform. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2015
  • [12/11 @ 6:34pm] The Eagles are interested in twenty-seven-year-old Jake Brigham. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/11/2015
  • [12/11 @ 10:35am] Tony Barnette has reportedly signed a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers, according to the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. Source: Dallas Morning News via Sanspo 12/11/2015
  • [12/11 @ 10:23am] Giants' general manager Tatsuyoshi Tsutsumi denied the rumors that the organization was looking to sign one or more Cuban players this off-season. Source: Sanspo 12/11/2015 [UPDATE 12/11 @ 6:14pm] Sponichi posted a report that paints a slightly different picture: players were recommended to the Giants, but the organization is in no rush to sign players from Cuba right now. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
  • [12/10 @ 4:53pm] The Tigers may have freed up about 700 million yen in salary, due to their decision to pass on Matt Murton and most likely Seung-Hwan Oh. They might put all that money into signing a good foreign closer or multiple foreign pitchers. Source: Tokyo Sports 12/10/2015
  • [12/10 @ 12:34pm] The Buffaloes may be close to finalizing an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Erik Cordier. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/10/2015
  • [12/10 @ 11:27am] The Tigers may be looking to sign two foreign pitchers this winter. Possibilities include Deunte Heath, Henry Sosa, and Maikel Cleto. Source: Sanspo 12/10/2015
  • [12/10 @ 11:11am] Matt Joyce could be on Yomiuri's list of players of interest. Source: Daily Sports 12/10/2015
  • [12/10 @ 11:06am] The Buffaloes are also interested in twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Erik Cordier. Source: Daily Sports 12/10/2015
  • [12/10 @ 9:21am] The Giants are looking to sign a player from Cuba this winter. Possibilities could include twenty-two-year-old outfielder Jose Garcia, twenty-two-year-old Guillermo Aviles, and twenty-year-old pitcher Livan Moinelo. Source: Sponichi 12/10/2015
  • [12/9 @ 10:31pm] Alessandro Maestri is also thought to be on Hanshin's radar. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015
  • [12/9 @ 9:18pm] The Giants are interested in thirty-four-year-old Garrett Jones. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/9/2015
  • [12/9 @ 6:53pm] Twenty-six-year-old Maikel Cleto and twenty-nine-year-old Erik Cordier are also said to be on Hanshin's list of pitchers of interest. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2015
  • [12/9 @ 5:06pm] The media learned on December 8 that Murata signed a new minor league agreement with the Cleveland Indians. Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2015 [UPDATE 12/11 @ 6:17pm] The agreement does not include an invite to spring training. He could see some playing time during exhibition games. Source: Sponichi 12/11/2015
  • [12/9 @ 8:25am] The Tigers have a number of names on their list of players on the foreign market that might be able to close for them, including, but not necessarily limited to, former Carp Deunte Heath, Anthony Bass, and Henry Sosa. Source: Sanspo 12/9/2015
  • [12/7 @ 4:47pm] The Buffaloes are interested in twenty-eight-year-old infielder Brent Morel and thirty-one-year-old outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Orix may be in the final stages of negotiations with both players. The Buffaloes are also working on a deal with twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Scott Copeland. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2015

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7 comments on “[12/7/2015] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on December 13

  1. IM

    So will the Rangers need to pay Yakult the posting fee for signing Barnette? Even though the deadline passed.
    Good for Barnette by the way, multi-year deal.

    1. Gen Post author

      Sponichi report posted on December 12. It’s currently fourth from the top in the “Other” section.

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