• Kyodo


Former Lions star Hiroyuki Nakajima has rejected the possibility of a return to his old club, Seibu managing director Haruhiko Suzuki said Thursday.

Nakajima, a four-time winner of the Pacific League’s Best IX Award at shortstop, has spent the past two seasons in the United States in the Oakland Athletics’ organization without playing a single game in the majors, and is now a free agent.

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