[2017 Posting] Kazuhisa Makita Rumors

Date Team Update
1/9/2018 Makita signed a management contract with Yoshimoto Creative Agency. Sponichi 1/8/2018
12/24/2017
@ 2:10p
Seibu does not think a decision on Makita will be made before the end of the year. Sponichi 12/24/2017
12/16/2017
@ 10:52p
The Rangers are interested in Makita. Other teams could include the Blue Jays and White Sox. Sponichi 12/16/2017, Tokyo Sports 12/16/2017, Sanspo 12/16/2017
12/12/2017
@ 1:34a
The Seibu Lions announced that they filed paperwork to post Makita on December 11. Seibu 12/11/2017
12/10/2017
@ 3:42a
The media learned on December 8 that Makita will most likely be posted some time next week. Sponichi 12/9/2017
12/1/2017
@ 1:54p
Makita has apparently hired Steve Hilliard to represent him. Sponichi 12/1/2017
11/23/2017
@ 10:07p
Makita could stay with the Lions depending on the kind of offers he receives. He said on November 23, “Will I get a major league offer? Do I stay if I get a minor league offer, or do I still go? Something I have to think about.” Sponichi 11/23/2017, Daily Sports 11/23/2017
11/22/2017
@ 12:43a
Makita told reporters that he was going to wait for the offers to arrive and then pick the one with the best terms. Nikkan Sports 11/21/2017
11/20/2017
@ 1:19a
Makita felt a strong push to try for the Majors after he pitched in a game against the Netherlands during this year’s World Baseball Classic, though he first told the Seibu Lions about his desire to go to the Majors during contract negotiations in 2014. He is prepared to wait into the New Year. Sponichi 11/19/2017, Daily Sports 11/19/2017

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