Sources: Brad Penny eyeing Japan

Updated: January 27, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Veteran right-handed pitcher Brad Penny is weighing an opportunity to pitch in Japan, two baseball sources said Friday.

Penny, 33 and a veteran of 12 seasons in the major leagues, has had discussions with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan's Pacific League, sources said.

Penny has attracted interest from two undisclosed major league teams, one source said. But it's uncertain whether he has received an offer from an MLB club.

Penny spent last year in Detroit, posting an ...

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