[2016 Free Agency] Shun Yamaguchi Rumors

Date Team Update
12/3/2016
@ 01:22
Chunichi The Dragons may have offered Yamaguchi a five-year contract worth over one billion yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2016
11/26/2016
@ 22:25
Chunichi The Dragons may have contacted Yamaguchi. A team official refused to name names, but said more will become known before the end of the month. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/26/2016
11/26/2016
@ 22:11
Yamaguchi is hoping to make a decision about where he is going to play next year before the end of the month. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2016
11/16/2016
@ 15:13
Yomiuri The Giants have been in touch with Yamaguchi since their meeting. They are hoping he will have a decision before the end of the month. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2016
11/13/2016
@ 04:07
Chunichi The Dragons have an interest in Yamaguchi. Chunichi Pitching Coach Yui Tomori was a Yokohama pitching coach between 2012 and 2013. It is unclear if that might give the Dragons some sort of an edge. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/12/2016
11/11/2016
@ 15:55
Yomiuri According to a report by ZakZak, there may be some concerns about Yamaguchi’s connection to Noboru Takachi. The former actor was arrested on usage and possession of stimulant drugs earlier this year. The Giants are trying to distance themselves from scandals after a few of their players were caught gambling. Source: ZakZak 11/12/2016
11/11/2016
@ 23:43
Yomiuri After his meeting with Giants, Yamaguchi spoke to reporters and said that he grew up watching the Giants. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2016
11/11/2016
@ 22:32
Yomiuri Yamaguchi had a chance to speak to Giants’ manager Yoshinobu Takahashi over the phone during his meeting. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2016
11/11/2016
@ 22:07
Yomiuri The Giants met Yamaguchi at a hotel in Tokyo for about forty minutes on November 11. They most likely offered a multi-year contract. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/11/2016
11/11/2016
@ 13:43
Yomiuri The Giants are scheduled to meet Yamaguchi at a hotel in Tokyo on November 11. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2016
11/11/2016
@ 01:58
Yomiuri The Giants could offer Yamaguchi a three-year deal worth about 600 million yen. They could also offer the uniform number 11. If they are unable to free the number, 99 could also be a possibility. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2016
11/10/2016
@ 17:11
Yomiuri The Giants could offer Yamaguchi the uniform number 11. The number is currently used by Luis Cruz, but the team might not be too concerned about reassigning it based on the season he had this year. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/10/2016

Yokohama’s last offer: three years over 500 million yen
2016 Salary: 80 million yen

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