[10/4/2017] NPB interest in Wilin Rosario

According to reports by Daily Sports, the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants are both interested in twenty-eight-year-old Wilin Rosario.

Rosario hit thirty-three home runs and drove in 120 runs in 127 games for the Hanwha Eagles this year. He went 158-for-492 with a slash line of .321/.369/.593.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2017Daily Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 12/1 @ 2:25pm]

Rosario may have turned down an offer of over 2.5 million US dollars from the Hanwha Eagles. It could take at three million to sign him.

Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2017

[UPDATE 12/3 @ 4:55am]

Nikkan Sports is reporting that the Hanshin Tigers may be close to finalizing a deal with Rosario based on comments made by Kenji Ageshio (team president) and Osamu Tanimoto (team vice president)

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2017, Sanspo 12/2/2017

[UPDATE 12/5 @ 3:34pm]

The media learned on December 4 that the Tigers sent a international relations official to the Dominican Republic. The official will not only be finalizing contracts with current players like Marcos Mateo and Rafael Dolis, but will also continue negotiations with Rosario.

Source: Sanspo 12/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/5/2017

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 2:24am]

According to Sanspo, the Tigers might be very close to finalizing a deal with Rosario.

Source: Sanspo 12/6/2017

[UPDATE 12/10 @ 4:06am]

The Tigers and Rosario may have agreed to a two-year deal worth at a total 7.5 million US dollars = 3.5 million US dollars for the first year with an optional second year worth 4.0 million US dollars that kicks in depending on performance.

Source: Daily Sports 12/9/2017, Sports Hochi 12/9/2017, Sponichi 12/9/2017, Sanspo 12/9/2017

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