One Japanese reporter indicted the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters have shown some interest. But it’s believed the Braves might have found at least one other more attractive suitor from the Japanese League.”
The Braves, no doubt, would love to move Kawakami and any of his $6.67 million dollar contract for 2011. He has struggled in Atlanta and has been grossly overpaid for his production. He lost his starting job this season to Kris Medlen. After Medlen’s injury, he lost it to two rookies: Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy.