[12/5/2017] Orix Buffaloes hold off on offering Yuki Nishi a multi-year deal

Yuki Nishi agreed to a salary of 120 million yen for the 2018 season (down ten million yen) during contract negotiations on December 4. He was not offered a multi-year deal, even though he is expected to earn his domestic free agent option some time next year. The Orix Buffaloes were apparently thinking of Nishi and did not offer a multi-year deal because they would not be able to put together a very good package based on the numbers he put up this season. The organization is hoping they can talk multi-year deal after Nishi has a solid 2018. However, this could end up working against the Buffaloes next year. It should be noted that Nishi also has an interest in playing in the Majors.

(salary figures are estimates)

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

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