Nippon Professional Baseball and Nippon-Ham will respond to the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association by the 18th regarding the response to the three players who have the rights of FA = free agent without presenting the contract for the next season. "I had no intention of unilaterally lowering the value of the players," he said.

In November last year, Nippon-Ham made a free contract with Haruki Nishikawa, Taishi Ota, and pitcher Ryo Akiyoshi, who have FA rights, without presenting a contract for the next season. I chose to be a non-tender who respects my rights and does not present a contract. "



Regarding this, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association pointed out that "it simply reduces the value of the players unilaterally" and sent a protest statement to the baseball team.



According to Nippon Ham, he had a meeting with the players' association by the 18th, and explained that the team had no intention of unilaterally lowering the value of the players and that they were observing the set rules. It means that it was done.



After that, he said, "We will take the request from the players' association seriously and will not use the term non-tender in the future so as not to misunderstand the players and fans."



Nippon-Ham commented, "We take this matter in good faith and will continue to make efforts to prevent misunderstandings and misunderstandings."

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