Thirty-year-old Masahiko Morifuku is leaning towards exercising the domestic free agents option he earned earlier this year. A number of teams could show interest. He will not require compensation since he will be a class C free agent.
Source: Daily Sports 10/17/2016
[UPDATE 11/1 @ 4:56pm]
There is a good chance Morifuku will exercise his free agent option. He does like playing for Softbank, but is also interested in testing the market. He could be an interesting option for a team looking for a left-handed reliever, especially since he will most likely be a class C free agent (no compensation).
The Giants could be among teams that show interest.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2016
[UPDATE 11/3 @ 12:17pm]
Morifuku is planning to file for free agency on November 4. He has already inform the Hawks about his intentions.
Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2016
[UPDATE 11/4 @ 5:56pm]
Morifuku visited YafuOku Dome today with his agent and submitted paperwork to exercise his free agent option.
The Hawks most likely offered Morifuku an multi-year deal.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/4/2016
[UPDATE 11/5 @ 3:02pm]
Morifuku is apparently not 100 percent satisfied with his role in the bullpen the last two seasons.
Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2016