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Royals Interested in Iwase, Fukumori

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Royals Interested in Iwase, Fukumori
The Kansas City Royals are rumored to be interested in free agent relievers Hitoki Iwase and Kazuo Fukumori.

Also mentioned is that the Royals are possibly interested in Yasuhiko Yabuta, as I mentioned in another topic. The interesting thing, like BigManZam mentioned in the other topic, is that with the hiring of Hillman as manager, the Royals are looking towards the Japanese market.

Iwase went 2-4 with 43 SV's and a 2.44 ERA in 61 games for the NPB champion Chunichi Dragons. Fukumori went 4-2 with 17 SV's and a 4.75 ERA in 34 games with the Rakuten Eagles

In addition to interest by Kansas City, the Devil Rays are also interested in Fukumori.

Source: Kansas City Star

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