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[1/25/2016] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on January 31

by on Jan.25, 2016 @ 2:56 pm, under NPB

NPB rumor mill for the week ending on January 31, 2016.

(last update 1/30 @ 2:54am)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Lee, Dae-Ho -- [01/30 @ 2:54am] Lee's management company told reporters on January 28 that their client was going to extend his stay in the United States by four or five days because they were in the middle of finalizing a contract with an MLB team. Source: Sponichi 1/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/29/2016 [01/27 @ 12:54am] Lee is expected to return to Korea from Arizona on January 29. Source: Sanspo 1/26/2016 [01/26 @ 11:39pm] Hawks' official Sadaharu Oh told reporters on January 25 that they were still waiting to hear from Lee and that it was not an absolute necessity for him to be with the team from the start of spring camp because he already had a connection with players. He also said they had not yet begun a serious search for a possible replacement. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/26/2016

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update



  • [1/25 @ 2:56pm] The Orix Buffaloes are interested in thirty-year-old pitcher Dan Runzler. He was in the organization in 2014, but never got a chance to pitch in an Ichi-gun game. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/25/2016, Nikkan Sports 1/25/2016


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