The Milwaukee Brewers have won the right to bid for the services of a star player from the Japan League. Milwaukee secured the right to negotiate with 29 year old outfielder Norichika Aoki of the Yakult Swallows. The 8 year veteran is a career .329 hitter who batted .292 last season with four home runs and 44 RBI's. The Brewers had a two and a half million dollar big accepted by the Swallows to open discussions. The Brewers now have 30 days to work out a deal for Aoki, a three time Central League batting champion.