[10/4/2017] Yomiuri to offer contracts to McGehee, Caminero, Mikolas, Mathieson

The Yomiuri Giants are interested in retaining the services of thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee, thirty-year-old Arquimedes Caminero, twenty-nine-year-old Miles Mikolas, and thirty-three-year-old Scott Mathieson. McGehee is reportedly open to returning to the team in 2018. Caminero is expected to stay. Mikolas and Mathieson are question marks and could end up signing with an MLB team.

Source: Sponichi 10/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:35am]

Mikolas, Caminero, and McGehee returned to their respective homes out of Narita Airport on October 4.

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

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 1:13am]

Mathieson left for the United States on October 11. Before leaving, he had a chance to speak to reporters. He is keeping the line of communication open with the Giants. He has also heard that MLB teams are interested in him. He is not sure what he wants to do yet, other than make the best decision for his family. He does also have an image of retiring in 2020 with the Olympics and potentially ends his career in Tokyo.

Yoshinobu Takahashi also got the chance to speak to directly to Mathieson a few days before his departure.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/11/2017, Daily Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017

[UPDATE 10/13 @ 1:43am]

The Rangers have an interest in Mikolas.

Source: Sanspo 10/12/2017

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 12:37am]

The Giants are still talking to Mikolas and Mathieson.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2017

[UPDATE 11/20 @ 1:05am]

The Brewers are among MLB teams that might be interested in Mikolas.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 1:48am]

Mikolas signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/6/2017, ZakZak 12/6/2017

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