[2017 Free Agency] Yamato Rumors

Date Team Update
11/30/2017
@ 3:40p
Hanshin The Tigers might try to get a pitcher as compensation for losing Yamato to the Bay Stars. Sanspo 11/30/2017
11/30/2017
@ 2:35p
Yokohama Yamato has reportedly decided to sign with the Yokohama Bay Stars. An announcement could be made within the next few days. He received offers from at least three teams: four years at around 450 million yen from Hanshin, three years at about 300 million yen from Orix, and four years at around 400 million yen from Yokohama (though they may have started negotiations at three years and 300 million yen). He picked Yokohama because he felt they were the best fit for his current needs. Nikkan Sports 11/30/2017, Sports Hochi 11/30/2017
11/30/2017
@ 2:35p
Orix The Buffaloes told media on November 30 that they received a call from Yamato letting them know he was going to sign with another team. Their offer may have been three years at 300 million yen. Sponichi 11/30/2017, Sports Hochi 11/30/2017, Daily Sports 11/30/2017
11/30/2017
@ 2:35p
Hanshin Yamato contacted Hanshin on November 29 to let them know he was signing with another team. ZakZak 11/30/2017, Daily Sports 11/30/2017, Sports Hochi 11/30/2017
11/27/2017
@ 1:44p
Hanshin The Tigers are hoping to sit down with Yamato to get an update on his situation. Sports Hochi 11/27/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/27/2017
11/22/2017
@ 3:06p
Orix As for November 21, the Buffaloes told the media there was nothing new to report. They are prepared to meet Yamato as many times as needed. Sanspo 11/22/2017
11/22/2017
@ 3:00p
The Tigers are not expecting Yamato to attend their last meeting of the year on the 22nd. Yamato might also skip Fan Appreciation Day on the 25th. Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017, Sanspo 11/22/2017
11/18/2017
@ 3:31a
Orix The Buffaloes may have offered a three-year deal worth over 300 million yen. They may also be willing to give him an everyday job and the uniform number 7. Their meeting with Yamato lasted about two hours. Sports Hochi 11/18/2017, Sponichi 11/18/2017, Daily Sports 11/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/18/2017
11/18/2017
@ 2:51am
Hanshin The Tigers may have offered a three-year deal worth more than the estimated fifty million yen he made this season. They are planning to stay put and watch what other teams are doing until they hear back from him. Sponichi 11/17/2017
11/18/2017
@ 2:47am
Orix The Buffaloes met Yamato in Ashiya, Hyogo on November 17. Sponichi 11/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017
11/18/2017
@ 2:37a
Yokohama The Bay Stars met Yamato met Yamato in the Kansai region on November 16. They may have offered a three-year deal worth around 350 million (Sports Hochi), more than 300 million (Sponichi), around 300 million (Nikkan Sports). They could go up to four years. Sports Hochi 11/17/2017, Sponichi 11/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017
11/17/2017
@ 2:22a
Yokohama The Bay Stars might offer a three-year deal worth an estimated total 300 million yen. They could go as high as four years. Nikkan Sports, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017, Daily Sports 11/16/2017
11/17/2017
@ 2:22a
Orix The Buffaloes are thinking about offering at least three years. Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017, Sponichi 11/16/2017

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