Found October 25, 2012 on ChadMoriyama.com:
Just a quick update here on the status of Shohei Otani, who I have been following because the Dodgers are one of the rumored teams in the lead for his services. As they promised, the Nippon Ham Fighters have taken him in the first-round of today’s NPB Draft, which is risky to say the least. Has he changed his mind about Japan/America? According to him, not really. Caught Otani’s quick Q&A. Basically good image of Fighters, feelings about heading to U.S. unchanged. #NPB #MLB — Jason Coskrey (@JCoskrey) October 25, 2012 I will say though, given their track record, if there was a team could get Otani to stay, the Fighters are it — Jason Coskrey (@JCoskrey) October 25, 2012 It’s the latter tweet that is what concerns me, as there’s a lot of time between now and April.
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