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NPB Foreign Player Notes: Stavinoha, German, Hodges

by Patrick Newman (Dec 7, 2011)

A few notes to share as we await word on where Hiroyuki Nakajima will wind up.

  • The Chugoku Shimbun reports that the Hiroshima Carp are working on signing outfielder Nick Stavinoha. As of Monday, Hiroshima's inquiry to the MLB commissioner's office was complete, and negotiations were making progress.
  • Sponichi reports that the Seibu Lions are moving on Texas infielder Esteban German, as a means of replacing the departing Nakajima on next year's roster.
  • In other Seibu news, Nikkan Sports reports that the Lions have hired former Yakult Swallow Kevin Hodges to scout the United States. Currently international scout Tetsu Suzuki will take over as Seibu's farm director.
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