[2017 Free Agency] Shinya Tsuruoka Rumors

Date Team Update
12/18/2017
@ 3:58p
Nippon Ham Tsuruoka agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated thirty million yen plus incentives. Sponichi 12/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/18/2017
12/18/2017
@ 3:32p
Nippon Ham Tsuruoka met the Fighters for a second time in Sapporo on December 18. A press conference is scheduled for the same day. Sponichi 12/18/2017, Sanspo 12/18/2017
12/4/2017
@ 1:29a
Nippon Ham Tsuruoka met with the Fighters at a hotel in Sapporo on November 3. The Fighters showed strong interest by offering a multi-year deal. Tsuruoka was grateful for the meeting and is open to returning to his former team. Daily Sports 12/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/3/2017Sponichi 12/3/2017
12/1/2017
@ 2:59p
Nippon Ham The Fighters announced that they are scheduled to meet Tsuruoka in Sapporo on November 3. They see as someone that can still contribute at Ichi-gun. Sanspo 12/1/2017
11/30/2017
@ 2:53
Nippon Ham The Fighters are planning to sit down with Tsuruoka within the next few days. They could reach an agreement before the end of the year. Daily Sports 11/30/2017, Daily Sports 11/30/2017
11/25/2017
@ 10:28p
Tsuruoka told reporters on November 24 that he has been carrying his mobile phone around with him, but has not received any offers. He did receive a call from Softbank Hawks Chairman Sadaharu Oh. Oh told Tsuruoka he supported his decision to exercise his free agent option. Nikkan Sports 11/25/2017

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