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2017 NPB Players with Free Agent Options

The NPB posted a list of eighty-five players with free agent options.

  • Domestic options earned this year: 14
  • International options earned this year: 14 (3 re-earned)

Players will have seven business days, excluding weekends and holidays, after the end of the Nippon Series to exercise their options. Negotiations can begin the day after players are officially listed as free agents by the NPB.

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[10/18/2017] Yuya Hasegawa earns international FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Yuya Hasegawa earned his international free agent option on October 18. Hasegawa is currently in the second year of a three-year contract.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2017

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[9/4/2017] Hideaki Wakui earns international FA option

Hideaki Wakui re-earned his free agent option today. He earned and exercised his initial domestic option after the 2013 season. He re-earned the option (which now also includes international rights) with four years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/4/2017, Daily Sports 9/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 9/4/2017

[UPDATE 9/5 @ 3:05pm]

It is uncertain if Wakui signed a one- or multi-year deal before the start of the season. Regardless, he likely has the ability to opt out and exercise his option if he so chooses. The Marines would like him to return next year and are okay with him exercising his option and then ultimately staying, something they normally do not do.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2017

[UPDATE 9/6 @ 1:37am]

Wakui has mentioned interest in the Majors and could head overseas after the season. However, if he decides to stay, a number of teams could be interested, like Chunichi, Yokohama, and Hanshin.

Source: Tokyo Sports 9/5/2017

[UPDATE 9/10 @ 10:52pm]

Scouts from at least four MLB teams (Giants, Mariners, Phillies, and Cardinals) were at Wakui’s last start on September 9.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2017, Sponichi 9/10/2017

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[8/22/2017] Shogo Akiyama earns domestic FA option

Twenty-nine-year-old Shogo Akiyama earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster. He signed a three-year contract in December last year.

Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2017

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[8/22/2017] Kazuhisa Makita earns domestic FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Kazuhisa Makita earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2017

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[8/22/2017] Shota Ono earns international FA option

Thirty-year-old Shota Ono earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 8/22/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/22/2017

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[8/22/2017] Shinya Tsuruoka re-earns FA option

Thirty-six-year-old Shinya Tsuruoka re-earned his free agent option today. He earned his domestic option in July 2013. He exercised the option after the season and signed with the Softbank Hawks.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/22/2017

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[8/17/2017] Sho Nakata earns domestic FA option

Twenty-eight-year-old Sho Nakata earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/17/2017, Sponichi 8/17/2017

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[8/12/2017] Taketoshi Goto earns domestic FA option

Thirty-seven-year-old Taketoshi Goto earned his domestic free agent option with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2017, Daily Sports 8/12/2017

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[8/11/2017] Shoitsu Omatsu earns international FA option

Thirty-five-year-old Shoitsu Omatsu earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/11/2017, Sanspo 8/11/2017

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