Source: Morillo Headed to Japan

» 07 November 2009 » In npb »

Update, Nov 17: The team Morillo has signed with is the Rakuten Golden Eagles, not Hanshin.

According to a baseball source, righty Juan Morillo has signed with a Japanese team. I don’t have confirmation on which one, but the Hanshin Tigers are known have had him near the top of their shopping list. After the rumors initially broke, Minnesota added Morillo to their 40-man roster, seemingly keeping him away from NPB, but there was some speculation in the Japanese press that the Twins were trying to drive up their transfer fee.

Stay tuned for updates.

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