Corporate league right-hander Junichi Tazawa reiterated his desire to play in the major leagues ahead of today's Japanese baseball draft.
"Nothing has changed," the 22-year-old Eneos pitcher said Wednesday. "Even if I get drafted, I'll just wait it out."
If Tazawa does get picked, a team has until the end of January to negotiate a contract.
Tazawa intends to turn down all offers with the hopes of signing a deal with a major league team. The Atlanta Braves and the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly interested.