Tag Archive: FA Option

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[9/8/2018] Katsuya Kakunaka earns domestic FA option

Katsuya Kakunaka earned his domestic free agent option on September 8 with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 9/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/8/2018

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[9/5/2018] Katsuya Kakunaka on track to earn domestic FA option on September 8

Thirty-one-year-old Katsuya Kakunaka is expected to earn his domestic free agent option on September 8. The media learned on September 4 that the Chiba Lotte Marines might once again offer Kakunaka a multi-year deal. The Marines prepared two contracts last year, a three-year and a one-year deal. Kakunaka turned down the three-year contract and agreed to the one-year contract. Kakunaka later told reporters that he did not find multi-year contracts attractive. He also hinted that he was partially interested in the possibility of using his free agent option before he got too old.

Source: Daily Sports 9/4/2018, Daily Sports 9/5/2018, Sports Hochi 9/5/2018, Sponichi 9/5/2018

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[8/30/2018] Yuki Karakawa earns international FA option

Twenty-nine-year-old Yuki Karakawa earned his international free agent option with nine years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Jiji 8/30/2018, Sanspo 8/30/2018

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SOF

[8/29/2018] Kenji Akashi earns international FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Kenji Akashi earned his international free agent option on August 28 with nine years of service time on the active roster. He is in the first year of a three-year contract.

Source: Sanspo 8/28/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2018, Jiji 8/28/2018

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[8/21/2018] Yohei Oshima earns international FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Yohei Oshima earned his international free agent option with nine years of service time on the active roster. He is currently in the second year of a three-year deal.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2018

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YOM

[8/21/2018] Hisayoshi Chono earns international FA option

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

Source: Jiji 8/21/2018, Sanspo 8/21/2018

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HAN

[8/21/2018] Takashi Toritani re-earns FA option, five-year contract ends next year

Thirty-seven-year-old Takashi Toritani re-earned his free agent option today. He exercised his international free agent option after the 2014 season with an interest in playing in the Majors. He ended up staying with the Hanshin Tigers and signed a five-year contract. He will be in the final year of that contract next year.

Source: Daily Sports 8/21/2018, Sanspo 8/21/2018

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HAM

[8/21/2018] Kensuke Tanaka re-earns FA option

Thirty-seven-year-old Kensuke Tanaka re-earned his free agent option today. He exercised his international free agent option after the 2012 season and headed to the Majors in 2013. He returned to the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2015. He told reporters today that he wanted to finish his career with the Fighters.

Source: Jiji 8/21/2018, Sanspo 8/21/2018

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[8/17/2018] Yoshihiro Maru earns domestic FA option

Twenty-nine-year-old Yoshihiro Maru earned his domestic free agent option with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2018, Sponichi 8/17/2018, Daily Sports 8/17/2018

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[8/10/2018] Yuki Yanagita earns domestic FA option

Yuki Yanagita earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster. He is currently in the first year of a three-year deal.

Source: Sponichi 8/10/2018, Sanspo 8/10/2018

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Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
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Softbank 143 94 49 0
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Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
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