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

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

[12/15/2014] Rumors: Takashi Toritani, Alejandro Segovia, Shunsuke Watanabe

by on Dec.16, 2014 @ 2:41 am, under NPB
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Takashi Toritani is expected to give the Hanshin Tigers his final decision during their next meeting. He is said to be talking to the Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres. Both teams might be willing to sign him to an MLB contract, but neither will likely go more than a year with a team option. Source: Sanspo 12/15/2014

The Tigers could have someone check on talent in Venezuela some time in January. They are also interested in Shunsuke Watanabe (38). He is currently playing for Leones del Caracas. He wants to make it back to the Majors, but could be open to returning to Japan if he gets no offers. Source: Sports Hochi 12/15/2014, MLB.com Player Page

Yoshio Itoi (33) met with Orix officials for salary negotiations on Monday and agreed to a 100 million yen raise. He is slated to make an estimated 350 million yen, plus incentives, in 2015. He was also selected to become the next team captain. Itoi is still interested in the Majors, but is currently more concerned about winning a championship with Orix. Source: Sports Hochi 12/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/15/2014

The media learned that the Rakuten Eagles are planning to sign Alejandro Segovia (24) to an Ikusei contract. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/15/2014

Hiroshima's Kenta Maeda (26) apparently told fans at a dinner event on Sunday that pitching in the Majors and winning a championship with the Carp were both his goals. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/15/2014

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