Swallows post Aoki

Tokyo manager Ogawa shakes Aoki's hand at this year's final team meeting.

Aoki was posted by the Tokyo Swallows today.

MLB teams will be able to submit bids as soon as it is officially announced that Aoki is available through the posting system.

A four-day window will then follow in which teams can submit their bids. If no bids are submitted during that time, then Aoki will again be playing for the Tokyo Swallows in 2012.

However, it is highly likely that at least a few teams will bid on Aoki. And the team has not indicated that it will reject the top bid if it is too low.


About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini