According to Daily Sports, the Hanshin Tigers are interested in Yokohama senryokugai Noriharu Yamazaki. The Tigers most likely see Yamazaki as possible insurance in case Yamato decides to sign with another team.
Source: Daily Sports 11/25/2017
[UPDATE 11/27 @ 1:42pm]
The Tigers will sign Yamazaki. An official announcement will be made soon.
Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2017
[UPDATE 11/27 @ 9:29pm]
The Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with Yamazaki. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated ten million yen.
[UPDATE 12/5 @ 2:47pm]
Yamazaki was assigned the uniform number 32.
Source: Hanshin 12/4/20170 Comments
The media learned that thirty-two-year-old Kentaro Takasaki, thirty-two-year-old Tatsuya Shimozono, thirty-year-old Noriharu Yamazaki, thirty-two-year-old Shinji Ohara, and thirty-four-year-old Masanori Hayashi are not a part of the Yokohama Bay Stars plans for the 2018 season.
[UPDATE 10/3 @ 1:23am]
The media learned on October 1 that Takasaki and Ohara are planning to retire at the end of the season.0 Comments