Takashi Toritani is staying in Japan

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Takashi Toritani has decided to remain in Japan, re-signing with the Hanshin Tigers after reportedly “mulling offers” from multiple MLB teams as an unrestricted free agent.

Toritani, a 33-year-old infielder with more than 1,400 consecutive games played in Japan, hit .313 with modest power and good plate discipline in Japan last season and was viewed by some MLB teams as a potential starting shortstop or second baseman.