• Kyodo


Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who was posted to Major League Baseball two weeks ago, arrived in Los Angeles to a throng of reporters but did not comment on his possible move to North America.

Kikuchi has until 5 p.m. on Jan. 2 to negotiate a deal with any of the 30 major league teams or else he will have to return to his NPB club, the Seibu Lions.

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