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Marines announce two signings: Akichika Yamada and Naoki Matoba

by on Nov.20, 2009 @ 4:30 pm, under NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on Friday that they signed pitcher Akichika Yamada and catcher Naoki Matoba.  Yamada was in the Softbank organization for 8 years before he joined the Fukuoka Red Warblers in 2009.  Matoba was released by the Hawks on 10/3.

Yamada was assigned the number 48 while Matoba was assigned the number 67.

Akichika Yamada - P

Year Team G GS CG W L Sv WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2001 Daiei 10 9 1 2 2 0 .500 218 48.1 43 5 32 0 3 25 4 0 29 29 5.40 1.55
2002 Daiei 18 15 1 5 6 0 .455 403 91.0 92 17 39 2 5 82 3 1 55 53 5.24 1.44
2003 Daiei 24 0 0 2 1 0 .667 121 26.0 25 3 17 2 5 20 1 0 12 12 4.15 1.62
2004 Daiei 35 1 0 6 2 1 .750 244 57.2 53 7 24 1 1 53 0 0 25 25 3.90 1.34
2005 Softbank 4 0 0 0 0 0 ---- 28 5.1 5 0 5 0 1 5 2 0 4 1 1.69 1.88
2007 Softbank 6 0 0 0 0 0 ---- 25 6.0 5 2 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 4.50 1.33
2008 Softbank 1 0 0 0 0 0 ---- 5 0.2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 13.50 4.50
2009 Fukuoka (IND) 5 -- 0 0 1 0 .000 -- 10.1 -- -- 2 -- 2 8 -- -- -- 4 3.48 --
NPB Totals 98 25 2 15 11 1 .577 1044 235.0 224 34 122 5 15 189 10 1 129 124 4.75 1.47

Naoki Matoba - C

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
2000 Daiei 34 60 53 6 8 1 0 2 15 2 0 1 1 0 6 0 8 1 .151 .283 .237 .520
2003 Daiei 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 Daiei 13 16 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 .067 .067 .125 .192
2005 Softbank 39 94 86 7 16 8 0 2 30 8 0 1 4 0 4 0 21 2 .186 .349 .222 .571
2006 Softbank 82 157 137 12 20 6 0 0 26 8 0 0 10 1 7 2 42 3 .146 .190 .197 .388
2007 Softbank 35 50 42 4 7 3 0 0 10 1 0 0 4 0 3 1 12 0 .167 .238 .239 .477
2008 Softbank 8 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
Totals 212 384 340 29 53 18 0 4 83 20 0 2 19 1 21 3 93 6 .156 .244 .211 .456

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