TOKYO -- Mariners closer Kazuhiro Sasaki spoke with reporters Tuesday, explaining his decision to remain in Japan next season. The following is a translated transcript of the news conference:
Question: When did you reach the decision?
Answer: I started thinking about two years ago I wanted to live with my family, and when my agent told me I may have a chance to leave the Mariners before my contract is up, I decided that continuing my playing career in Japan would be the best thing ...
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