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Multiple Offers for Igarashi

by Patrick Newman (Dec 14, 2009)

Ryota Igarashi has departed to Arizona for offseason training. On his way out, he let it slip that he had received an offer from a team he wanted to play for, but didn't say which team it was. Nikkan Sports speculates that he's received at least four offers already. Nikkan Sports also says that he wants to close in MLB, which I hadn't read before.

Igarashi appears to be getting healthy amount of interest, and he's arguably most attractive free agent reliever still remaining unsigned (he'll come cheaper than, say, Fernando Rodney). Last week I ran down his current suitors, and haven't seen anything since to suggest we need to add to this list.


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