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Thursday, 28th October 2010
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Baseball star may become 'free agent'

Baseball player Shuichi Murata has confirmed he is considering leaving the Yokohama BayStars All-Stars.

Mr Murata said that he may not renew his contract and could be looking to play elsewhere, despite playing with the team since 2003, reports the Japan Times.

The batter explained: "It's difficult to make a decision like this in a week, when you've spent eight years working to earn the right.

"I wouldn't rule out (not becoming a free agent) completely, but unless you exercise your rights, you have so little time to think things through."

He has hit 26 home runs and must now make a decision within seven working days of the Japan Series ending.

Japan Times also reports that Yokohama BayStars player Seiichi Uchikawa has confirmed he will become a free agent and remains undecided if he will stay with the team or consider a move to a rival.

Written by Mark Smith.

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