Adding to a recent report that Eloi Secleppe traveled to Japan for tryouts for an independent league, we have more news regarding French players on the other side of the globe. As two of our commenters pointed out, Felix Brown and Frederic Hanvi joined Secleppe on the tryout tour. Hanvi already tried last winter, but had no luck and returned to the Templiers Senart for the 2011 season in the French Elite League.
Also we received word that two veteran players are currently in Japan. Pierrick Lemestre (Savigny Lions) and Mathieu Brelle-Andrade (Templiers Senart) are working out with a minor league team of the Hanshin Tigers (see picture). Jamal Boutagra (Templiers Senart), who kept close ties with former French national team coach Yoshio Yoshida, brought them to Japan. French Baseball can only improve due to such initiatives.