[12/25/2017] Hanshin Tigers interested in Po-Jung Wang

The Hanshin Tigers are interested in twenty-four-year-old outfielder Po-Jung Wang. The Tigers are planning to continue sending someone to keep an eye on him next year. They are hoping to find out how much it might cost to acquire him.

A number of other NPB are also said to be interested: Yomiuri, Softbank, Seibu, and Lotte. MLB teams could also get involved. However, there are rumors that Wang is currently interested in the NPB and is a fan of Yuki Yanagita (Softbank) and Yoshio Itoi (Hanshin).

Wang is a member of the Lamigo Monkeys (CPBL). He batted over .400 the last two seasons (200-for-483, .414/.476/.689 in 2016 and 178-for-437, .407/.491/.700 in 2017) and could earn his international free agent option next year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/25/2017, Sports Hochi 12/25/2017, Sponichi 12/25/2017, Sanspo 12/25/2017

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Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
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Orix 143 63 79 1
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