[10/10/2017] Hirotoshi Masui might exercise FA option

Thirty-three-year-old Hirotoshi Masui earned his domestic free agent option earlier this year. He is currently in the final year of a two year deal.

According to a report by Sports Hochi, a number of teams are keeping an eye on Masui to see what he does with his free agent option. He is first planning to sit down with the Nippon Ham Fighters before deciding what he wants to do with the option. He could be an interesting option for a team looking to bolster their bullpen.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/10/2017, Sanspo 10/10/2017

[UPDATE 10/20 @ 10:36pm]

Masui was asked to stay during a meeting after the season. He feels needed, but is also interested in talking to other teams. According to Sponichi, there might be a gap in between what Masui wants and what the Fighters’ are offering. Masui is planning to make a decision based on what happens during his next meeting.

Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2017, Sponichi 10/20/2017, Sanspo 10/20/2017

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