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[11/4/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters sign pitcher Chris Martin

by on Nov.04, 2015 @ 2:33 pm, under NPB

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Chris Martin.

The Fighters released the following statement from Martin:

I am very please to officially become a part of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters organization. I want to thank the Fighters organization for the wonderful opportunity. I will do my best to meet the expectations of the Fighters and the fans next season by working hard during the off-season. I am ready to give what I have to help the team win a pennant and the Nippon Series.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2015, Sponichi 11/4/2015

[UPDATE 11/5 @ 1:33am]

According to Sanspo, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth eighty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Sanpso 11/4/2015

[UPDATE 11/6 @ 9:28am]

The New York Yankees sold Martin's rights to the Fighters for 750,000 US dollars.

SportsNets' Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting Martin's contract is worth 1.7 million US dollars (about 200 million yen) over two years with 300,000 US dollars (about thirty-six million yen) in bonuses.

Source: Daily Sports 11/5/2015, Daily Sports 11/5/2015MLB.com, Ben Nicholson-Smith Tweet

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Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2010 24 GrandPrairie AA Ind   4 0 1.000 1.96 13 4 3 0 0 0 36.2 34 11 8 0 9 1 36 0 2 0 153 1.173
2011 25 Greenville SALL A BOS 4 0 1.000 2.17 7 1 1 0 0 0 29.0 16 7 7 1 6 0 28 3 0 0 109 0.759
2011 25 Salem CARL A+ BOS 2 1 .667 0.92 13 0 9 0 0 4 39.1 29 4 4 0 6 0 24 3 0 0 151 0.890
2011 25 Portland EL AA BOS 0 1 .000 15.88 3 0 1 0 0 0 5.2 12 10 10 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 29 2.294
2012 26 Portland EL AA BOS 3 6 .333 4.48 23 12 3 0 0 0 76.1 83 42 38 4 18 0 65 6 0 2 328 1.323
2012 26 Surprise AZFL Fal   1 0 1.000 3.38 7 0 1 0 0 0 10.2 8 4 4 0 1 0 12 0 0 1 43 0.844
2013 27 Portland EL AA BOS 2 0 1.000 0.00 12 0 10 0 0 3 21.0 9 0 0 0 6 0 27 0 0 0 74 0.714
2013 27 Pawtucket IL AAA BOS 3 3 .500 3.18 30 0 16 0 0 2 51.0 51 19 18 3 10 2 47 4 0 0 212 1.196
2013 27 Escogido DOWL FgW   0 0   0.00 8 0 7 0 0 6 8.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 27 0.375
2014 28 ColoradoSprings PCL AAA COL 1 3 .250 4.39 25 0 16 0 0 5 26.2 33 15 13 2 9 1 36 2 0 0 121 1.575
2014 28 Colorado NL MLB COL 0 0   6.89 16 0 1 0 0 0 15.2 22 12 12 2 4 0 14 0 2 1 69 1.660
2015 29 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY 0 1 .000 3.18 20 0 5 0 0 2 28.1 26 12 10 1 10 0 25 1 0 1 122 1.271
2015 29 NewYork AL MLB NYY 0 2 .000 5.66 24 0 8 0 0 1 20.2 28 13 13 2 6 1 18 1 0 3 99 1.645
MLB 0 2 .000 6.19 40 0 9 0 0 1 36.1 50 25 25 4 10 1 32 1 2 4 168 1.651
Minors 15 15 .500 3.25 133 13 61 0 0 16 277.1 259 109 100 13 66 3 255 19 0 3 1146 1.172