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[11/19/2014] Rumors: Chris Capuano, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Nov.20, 2014 @ 2:07 am, under NPB
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Chris Capuano (36) is open to playing in Japan after watching Hiroki Kuroda. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2014 ... Seibu Lions' executive Haruhiko Suzuki told reporters they were contacted by Capuano. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2014

The Seibu Lions will wait for Hiroyuki Nakajima (32) to make the next move. They are not planning to make adjustments to their current offer, which is believed to be four years at over 400 million yen. They are also said to be prepared to give him the number three and the everyday job at third base, batting third. They expect to hear from Nakajima some time in December. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2014 ... Scott Boras reportedly told the Hanshin Tigers during negotiations that he received good offers from other NPB teams. The Tigers are concerned their offer may no longer be enough and are making adjustments that they plan to submit later this week. This will most likely be their last/best offer. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2014

The Tigers held a press conference on Wednesday to introduce Yuto Morikoshi (26). He was assigned the number 37. Source: official announcement

The Yokohama Bay Stars held a press conference on Wednesday for Shun Tono (28). He has been assigned the number 00. Source: official announcement

The Rakuten Eagles are interested in Kam Mickolio (30) and Tony Blanco (34). Source: Sponichi 11/19/2014

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[11/18/2014] Rumors: Chunichi Dragons, Munenori Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Nov.19, 2014 @ 4:27 am, under NPB
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Munenori Kawasaki (33) has a better idea of where he wants to play next year. He still needs a little more time, but is planning to make an announcement soon. A number of teams in Japan have an interest in the infielder, incuding Softbank and Orix. It is possible that he may be nearing a deal with a team in Japan. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2014

The Hanshin Tigers are planning to review their initial offer to Hiroyuki Nakajima (32) and make adjustments as necessary. They could re-submit a new offer some time before the end of the month. They want to make sure their offer is solid. They are competing against Nakajima's former team, the Seibu Lions. They could also be competing with a number of other teams, like Orix and Rakuten. Source: Sanspo 11/18/2014

The Tigers are planning to make Chunichi senryokugai Yuto Morikoshi (26) an offer. An announcement could be made on Wednesday. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2014

Chris Capuano (36) told reporters on Monday that he has spoken to two NPB teams. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2014

Takehiro Donoue (29) passed his tryout with the Yomiuri Giants. The Giants are planning to sign Donoue to an Ikusei contract. Source: Sponichi 11/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2014 ... The Giants held a press conference on Tuesday to introduce Donoue. He was signed to an Ikusei contract and given the number 014. Source: official announcement

The Chunichi Dragons officially announced the additions of Tomoya Yagi (31) and Kyohei Kamezawa (26) on Tuesday. Source: official announcement

The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to make offers to Chunichi senryokugai Kento Yachi (26) and Yokohama senryokugai Kuan-Yu Chen (24). Source: Sponichi 11/18/2014

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