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[1/31/2014] NPB Foreign Player Arrivals (and Departures)

by on Feb.01, 2014 @ 5:29 am, under NPB

I received a number of requests to compile a list of foreign players in the NPB and thought this might be an interesting way to get one started.  I will continue to update this list as players arrive and depart Japan over the course of the year.  If I have missed anyone, please let me know.

Yomiuri Giants

  • Leslie Anderson and Chris Seddon arrived on January 28.
  • Jose Lopez arrived on January 29.
  • Scott Mathieson arrived on January 30.

Hanshin Tigers

  • Seung Hwan Oh arrived on January 24 (Okinawa).
  • Randy Messenger and Matt Murton arrived on January 29.
  • Mauro Gomez arrived on February 10.

Hiroshima Carp

  • Arrived but not sure when: Zach Phillips, Kila Ka'aihue, Brad Eldred.
  • Bryan Bullington and Kam Mickolio arrived on January 28.

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna, Daniel Cabrera, Nelson Payano, Anderson Hernandez, Alexis Gomez, and Leandro Mella arrived on January 26.

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Arrived but not sure when: Enyelbert Soto.
  • Jorge Sosa and Tony Blanco arrived on January 27.
  • Guillermo Moscoso arrived on January 28.
  • Aarom Baldiris arrived on January 29.

Yakult Swallows

  • Chris Carpenter arrived on January 26.
  • Wladimir Balentien, Chris Narveson, and Tony Barnette arrived on January 28.
  • Lastings Milledge arrived on January 29.

Rakuten Eagles

  • Andruw Jones and Brian Falkenborg arrived on January 28.
  • Travis Blackley arrived on January 29.
  • Kevin Youkilis arrived on February 7.

Seibu Lions

  • Randy Williams, Greg Reynolds, Michael Bowden, and Cody Ransom arrived on January 27.

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Chad Huffman and Craig Brazell arrived on January 27.
  • Luis Cruz arrived on January 28.
  • Seth Greisinger arrived on February 8.

Softbank Hawks

  • Edison Barrios arrived on January 21.
  • Dae-Ho Lee, Brian Wolfe, Dennis Sarfate, Paul Oseguera, and Jason Standridge arrived on January 29.
  • Barbaro Canizares arrived on January 30.

Orix Buffaloes

  • Wily Mo Pena arrived on January 26.
  • Esteban German arrived on January 28.
  • Yuniesky Betancourt arrived on February 22.

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michael Crotta arrived on January 24.
  • Luis Mendoza arrived on January 30.
  • Juan Miranda and Michel Abreu arrived on February 10.


Last updated: February 25, 2014 @ 4:44pm

2 comments on “[1/31/2014] NPB Foreign Player Arrivals (and Departures)

    1. Gen Post author

      I don’t recall reading any reports of him arriving, but I also don’t think I read anything about him arriving late either. He’s on Hiroshima’s list of players at Nichinan camp, so I’m guessing he’s here.

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