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[11/9/2015] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on November 15

by on Nov.09, 2015 @ 12:32 pm, under NPB

NPB player rumor mill for the week ending on November 15.

Highlights:

  • Kurihara (former Hiroshima), Kawamoto (former Lotte), Kim (former Softbank), Yamauchi (former Chunichi) pass tryouts with Rakuten.
  • Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Fujikawa.
  • Yokohama to part ways with Baldiris.
  • Hiroshima close to reaching an agreement with Jason Pridie.
  • Hiroshima's Shogo Kimura to exercise FA option.
  • Lotte's Imae planning to exercise FA option.
  • Rakuten's Makida not planning to exercise FA option.
  • Softbank's Yoshimura not planning to exercise FA option.
  • Lotte interested in Yamaico Navarro.
  • Chunichi's A. Takahashi planning to exercise domestic FA option.
  • Softbank's Settsu not planning to exercise FA option.

(last update 11/16 @ 2:57pm)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Barnette, Tony YAK [11/13 @ 12:00am] Barnette's agent, Don Nomura, told reporters that eight MLB teams were interested in his client. Source: Sponichi 11/12/2015
Sato, Yoshinori YAK [11/12 @ 3:04pm] Yoshinori is expected to sign an Ikusei contract with the Swallows on November 12. Yakult told him in early October that they wanted to sign him to an Ikusei contract. He could have turned them down, but he wanted to stay because the team stood by his side despite his struggles with injuries over the last few years. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2015
Kubo, Yuya YOM [11/11 @ 10:26pm] Kubo will go in for a medical check-up soon. An announcement is expected as soon as the final details of the contract are worked out. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015 [11/11 @ 12:10am] The Bay Stars are expected to make an announcement about reaching an agreement with Yomiuri senryokugai Kubo within the next few days. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015
Nishioka, Tsuyoshi HAN [11/12 @ 1:02pm] Nishioka is prepared to accept a significant cut in salary. He volunteered to take drop his salary by much more than 100 million yen (he made an estimated 180 million yen this year). Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Murton, Matt HAN [11/11 @ 6:40pm] More coverage
Oh, Seung-Hwan HAN [11/12 @ 2:45pm] The Pirates may be interested in Oh. They have been following him for quite some time. Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2015 [11/11 @ 6:25pm] Oh could head to the United States this week for negotiations with MLB teams, according to a number of media reports out of Korea. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015 ... According to Yonhap News, Oh could head to the United States for about ten days to meet MLB teams and check facilities. He does not have any plans to visit Japan because he is focusing on negotiations. But someone close to Oh claims the pitcher is training in Busan and has yet to make a decision about traveling to the United States. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015 [11/10 @ 4:33pm] Oh will be visiting Japan shortly for personal reasons. The Tigers would like to see him if he has time during his stay. They have already offered him a multi-year deal. It might be a while before he makes a decision, especially if he wants to gauge interest with MLB teams. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015
Fujihara, Masanori HAN [11/12 @ 8:52am] The Swallows are interested in Seibu senryokugai Fujihara. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2015
Kimura, Shogo HIR [11/10 @ 3:12pm] Kimura decided to exercise his FA option because he is interested in hearing other offers. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015
Maeda, Kenta HIR [11/14 @ 2:11pm] The Carp could wait to make their decision on Maeda until after Hiroki Kuroda decides what he is going to do next year. If the veterans chooses to retire, Hiroshima might not be willing to post Maeda this year. Source: ZakZak 11/14/2015 [11/13 @ 10:39pm] Hiroshima could meet Maeda to talk about his future before the end of the month. They are also preparing their 2016 offer. Source: Sponichi 11/13/2015 [11/11 @ 6:17pm] If Maeda is posted, he will be represented by the Wasserman Media Group's Adam Katz and Joel Wolfe. A number of MLB teams, including the Diamondbacks, Angels, and Padres, are said to be interested. Source: Sports Hochi 11/11/2015 ... The Rangers, Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, and Royals could be interested if Hiroshima posts Maeda. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015 ... Over fifteen MLB teams, including the Cubs and Diamondbacks, could be interested. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Kurihara, Kenta HIR [11/16 @ 12:20am] The Eagles announced on November 15 that Kurihara passed his tryout. A press conference is scheduled for early December. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 11/15/2015 [11/13 @ 10:17pm] Most likely passed his tryout with the Eagles. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015 [11/09 @ 3:09pm] The Eagles are planning to give Kurihara a tryout during fall camp. He is scheduled to join the team in Kurashiki on November 12 and could play in an intra-squad game on November 15. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Takahashi, Akifumi CHU [11/10 @ 6:43pm] Takahashi met the Dragons on November 10. He was satisfied with their offer, but still placed his decision on hold. He is not interested in more money, he just wants to talk to other NPB teams. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015, Daily Sports 11/10/2015 [11/09 @ 10:07pm] The Tigers could use another left-handed reliever. They are interested in Takahashi. Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2015 [11/09 @ 1:32pm] Takahashi is planning to exercise his domestic FA option because he wants to speak to other teams. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/9/2015, Sponichi 11/9/2015
Yamauchi, Soma CHU [11/16 @ 12:21am] The Eagles announced on November 15 that Yamauchi passed his tryout. A press conference is scheduled for early December. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 11/15/2015 [11/13 @ 10:19pm] Most likely passed his tryout with the Eagles. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015 [11/11 @ 5:54pm] Yamauchi joined Rakuten fall camp in Kurashiki for the start of a tryout on November 11. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Baldiris, Aarom YOK [11/14 @ 3:07pm] The Marines and the Carp might have an interest in Baldiris. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015 [11/13 @ 10:40pm] The Buffaloes have no interest in Baldiris (former player). Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015 [11/12 @ 2:22pm] The Bay Stars announced that they are parting ways with Baldiris. Source: official announcement
Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF [11/12 @ 1:50pm] The Angels might be interested in Matsuda. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015 [11/10 @ 7:13pm] The San Diego Padres could be preparing a major league contract for Matsuda. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015 [11/10 @ 4:32pm] 1.6 billion yen over four years is another figure that has been mentioned by the media. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015 [11/10 @ 8:22am] The Hawks may have offered Matsuda a four-year contract worth 2.5 billion yen. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2015 [11/09 @ 12:27pm] More coverage.
Settsu, Tadashi SOF [11/09 @ 12:28pm] The media learned on November 8 that Settsu is not planning to exercise his FA option. He may have agreed to a multi-year deal. Three or more years is a possibility. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2015, Sponichi 11/9/2015
Yoshimura, Yuki SOF [11/09 @ 9:11pm] Yoshimura is not planning to exercise his domestic FA option. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Shirane, Naoki SOF [11/12 @ 9:00am] The Tigers are interested in Softbank senryokugai Shirane. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2015
Kim, Mu-Young SOF [11/16 @ 12:21am] The Eagles announced on November 15 that Kim passed his tryout. A press conference is scheduled for early December. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 11/15/2015 [11/13 @ 10:19pm] Most likely passed his tryout with the Eagles. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015 [11/11 @ 6:48pm] Softbank senryokugai Kim will join Rakuten fall camp in Kurashiki for the start of a tryout on November 12. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Standridge, Jason SOF [11/15 @ 4:58pm] The Eagles might have an interest in Standridge. Source: Sports Hochi 11/15/2015 [11/14 @ 7:00pm] The Hawks announced that they are parting ways with Standridge. Source: official announcement
Wolfe, Brian SOF [11/14 @ 7:01pm] The Hawks announced that they are parting ways with Wolfe. Source: official announcement
Ugumori, Atsushi HAM [11/12 @ 8:50am] The Swallows are interested in Nippon Ham senryokugai Ugumori. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2015
Imae, Toshiaki LOT [11/10 @ 6:48pm] Lotte posted a short announcement about Imae's decision. Source: official announcement ... Imae filled out paperwork for his option on November 10. Since the organization usually does not sign players that exercise their options, he is all but gone. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015 [11/10 @ 3:10pm] Imae held a press conference at QVC Marine and announced that he was going to exercise his international FA option. He met with Lotte twice, but failed to reach an agreement. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015, Sponichi 11/10/2015
Kawamoto, Ryohei LOT [11/16 @ 12:21am] The Eagles announced on November 15 that Kawamoto passed his tryout. A press conference is scheduled for early December. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 11/15/2015 [11/13 @ 10:18pm] Most likely passed his tryout with the Eagles. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015 [11/11 @ 6:45pm] Lotte senryokugai Kawamoto is scheduled to join Rakuten fall camp in Kurashiki for the start of a tryout on November 12. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Baek, Cha-Seung LOT [11/13 @ 10:08pm] Baek failed his tryout with the Tigers. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015 [11/11 @ 10:49pm] The Tigers are planning to give Baek's a two-day tryout, beginning on November 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015 [11/11 @ 7:01pm] Former Lotte Baek joined Hanshin fall camp in Kochi on November 11 for the start of a tryout. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Tanaka, Yasuhiro SEI [11/15 @ 10:24pm] Lotte is planning to give Seibu senryokugai Tanaka a tryout during fall camp, between November 17 and 19. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/15/2015, Sponichi 11/15/2015 [11/12 @ 8:50am] The Swallows are interested in Seibu senryokugai Tanaka. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2015
Sakaguchi, Tomotaka ORI [11/12 @ 1:10pm] The Swallows contacted Sakaguchi over the phone and made him an offer. Negotiations are in the final stages. An announcement could be made within the next few days. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015 [11/09 @ 11:35pm] The Swallows are planning to approach Orix senryokugai Sakaguchi when players become available on November 10. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Takehara, Naotaka ORI [11/11 @ 12:12am] The Lions announced that Orix senryokugai Takehara will participate in their fall camp in Miyazaki. He is scheduled to join the team on November 11. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015
Bullington, Bryan ORI [11/10 @ 7:05pm] Orix will part ways with Bullington. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015
Maestri, Alessandro ORI [11/10 @ 7:06pm] Orix will part ways with Maestri. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015
Caraballo, Francisco ORI [11/10 @ 7:07pm] Orix could offer Caraballo a contract depending on whether or not they can find some to replace him. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/10/2015
Makida, Akihisa RAK [11/10 @ 8:12am] The media learned on November 9 that Makida is planning to remain with the team without exercising his domestic FA option. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2015

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update
Sakaguchi, Tomotaka YAK [11/13 @ 9:51pm] Reached an agreement with Yakult. Source: official announcement
Ugumori, Atsushi YAK [11/13 @ 9:52pm] Reached an agreement with Yakult. Source: official announcement
Hirai, Ryo YAK [11/14 @ 4:02am] Five million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/13/2015 [11/12 @ 5:29am] Hirai signed an Ikusei contract on November 12. His uniform number will change from 67 to 167. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/12/2015
Sato, Yoshinori YAK [11/13 @ 10:36pm] Fifteen million yen, down eight million yen. The Swallows will leave the number 11 available for Yoshinori in hopes that he makes it back to the active roster. Source: Sponichi 11/13/2015 [11/12 @ 5:23pm] Yoshinori signed an Ikusei contract on November 12. His uniform number will change from 11 to 121. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Hirooka, Taishi YAK [11/10 @ 8:20am] Second round draft pick: six million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sanpso 11/9/2015
Kanabushi, Hugo YOM [11/13 @ 9:47pm] Signed Ikusei contract: four million yen. Assigned the uniform number 025. Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Yonahara, Hirotaka YOM [11/10 @ 8:10am] Third round draft pick: six million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 46. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2015
Yamamoto, Yasuhiro YOM [11/12 @ 4:05pm] Fifth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 56. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/12/2015, Daily Sports 11/12/2015
Matsuzaki, Takuya YOM [11/13 @ 9:45pm] Eighth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 69. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015
Yamashita, Atsuro YOM [11/10 @ 6:54pm] Ikusei sixth round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, two million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015
Fujikawa, Kyuji HAN [11/15@ 2:53pm] Fujikawa may have signed a two-year deal worth an estimated 300 million yen. Source: Sanspo 11/15/2015 [11/14 @ 1:47pm] The Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with Fujikawa. Source: official announcement ... The two sides may have agreed to a two-year deal. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/14/2015 ... More coverage.
Hojo, Fumiya HAN [11/12 @ 9:17am] 7.3 million yen, no change. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Ishizaki, Tsuyoshi HAN [11/12 @ 2:31am] 11.8 million yen, down 200,000 yen. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Iwasada, Yuta HAN [11/12 @ 2:32am] Sixteen million yen, down 500,000 yen. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Nakatani, Masahiro HAN [11/12 @ 9:17am] Seven million yen, up 1.2 million yen. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Ogata, Ryosuke HAN [11/12 @ 9:11am] Eight million yen, down 1.5 million yen. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Okazaki, Taichi HAN [11/11 @ 5:40pm] 8.5 million yen, down 500,000 yen. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Yamamoto, Shoya HAN [11/12 @ 1:13pm] Six million yen, up 600,000 yen. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Yokawa, Naomasa HAN [11/12 @ 1:14pm] Eight million yen, down 400,000 yen. Source: Sanspo 11/12/2015
Yokoyama, Yuya HAN [11/11 @ 5:25pm] Fifteen million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Haraguchi, Fumihito HAN [11/12 @ 8:46am] Renewed Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement
Hifumi, Shinta HAN [11/13 @ 10:13pm] Signed to Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement
Samura, Travis Mikihisa HAN [11/13 @ 10:14pm] Renewed Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement
Tanabo, Kojiro HAN [11/12 @ 8:46am] Renewed Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement
Takeyasu, Daichi HAN [11/09 @ 6:27pm] Third round draft pick: 8.4 million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Aizawa, Tsubasa HIR [11/12 @ 2:20am] Twenty-three million yen, up four million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Amaya, Soichiro HIR [11/12 @ 2:49pm] Twenty-three million yen, down two million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/12/2015
Hirose, Jun HIR [11/14 @ 4:59am] Thirty-eight million yen, down ten million yen. Source: Sanspo 11/13/2015
Hisamoto, Yuichi HIR [11/12 @ 5:19pm] Ten million yen contract, no change. Added to the seventy-man roster. Uniform number will change from 120 to 65. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/12/2015, Daily Sports 11/12/2015
Ishihara, Yoshiyuki HIR [11/11 @ 5:23pm] Finished the second year of a three-year contract. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015 [11/10 @ 7:00pm] 100 million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015
Nagakawa, Katsuhiro HIR [11/12 @ 2:19am] Fifty million yen, down ten million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Johnson, Kris HIR [11/10 @ 7:23pm] It could be a contract worth 1.25 million US dollars plus incentives, up 550,000 US dollars. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/10/2015, Daily Sports 11/10/2015 [11/10 @ 7:02pm] 125 million yen plus incentives, up fifty-five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015
Okada, Akitake HIR [11/13 @ 10:04pm] First round draft pick: Fifteen million yen contract, 100 million yen signing bonus, fifty million yen in incentives. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015
Funakoshi, Ryota HIR [11/09 @ 7:02pm] Fourth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, forty-three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Nishikawa, Ryoma HIR [11/09 @ 7:03pm] Fifth round draft pick: 7.5 million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Nakaoshi, Oscar HIR [11/12 @ 1:42am] Sixth round draft pick: Eight million yen, thirty million yen signing bonus. His registered name will most likely be Oscar. Source: Sports Hochi 11/11/2015
Akasaka, Kazuyuki CHU [11/14 @ 12:08am] Thirteen million yen, up 8.6 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Akada, Ryuichiro CHU [11/11 @ 10:42pm] 4.4 million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Donoue, Naomichi CHU [11/11 @ 10:08pm] Eighteen million yen, down two million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Endo, Issei CHU [11/12 @ 10:02pm] Fifteen million yen, up five million yen. Source: Nikan Sports 11/12/2015
Fukuda, Nobumasa CHU [11/14 @ 12:06am] Fifteen million yen, up 8.5 million yen. Source: Nikkan Source 11/13/2015
Iwata, Shinji CHU [11/14 @ 12:05am] 11.5 million yen, down 3.5 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Kawai, Yudai CHU [11/11 @ 7:14pm] Twenty-three million yen, down seven million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Matsui, Yusuke CHU [11/11 @ 7:15pm] Thirteen million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Morino, Masahiko CHU [11/12 @ 3:00pm] 140 million yen, down thirty-five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Nomoto, Kei CHU [11/12 @ 6:06pm] Thirteen million yen, down 3.7 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Oshima, Yohei CHU [11/14 @ 12:03am] Ninety million yen, up sixteen million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Sugiyama, Shota CHU [11/12 @ 10:05pm] Fifteen million yen, up 7.68 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Tomonaga, Shota CHU [11/12 @ 10:04pm] 7.5 million yen, down 2.5 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Yagi, Tomoya CHU [11/11 @ 7:11pm] Twenty million yen, up eight million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Yoshimi, Kazuki CHU [11/13 @ 10:44pm] 89.1 million yen yen, down 9.9 million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/13/2015
Kawasaki, Takahiro CHU [11/11 @ 7:13pm] 4.4 million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Romak, James YOK [11/13 @ 3:09pm] More coverage.
Mitsuma, Takuya CHU [11/12 @ 2:22am] Ikusei third round draft pick: three million yen contract, two million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
Shibata, Tatsuhiro YOK [11/09 @ 7:00pm] Third round draft pick: ten million yen contract, sixty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Tobashira, Yasutaka YOK [11/13 @ 10:16pm] Fourth round draft pick: 9.5 million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015, Sponichi 11/13/2015
Nogawa, Takuto YOK [11/11 @ 10:05pm] Seventh round draft pick: eight million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Tamura, Jo YOK [11/16 @ 12:03am] Ikusei third round draft pick: 3.6 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/15/2015
Hosoyamada, Takeshi SOF [11/11 @ 5:41am] Softbank senryokugai Hosoyamada joined Toyota (Industrial League). Source: official announcement, Sponichi 11/11/2015
Settsu, Tadashi SOF [11/10 @ 8:15am] Settsu may have agreed to a three-year deal worth 400 million yen a year plus incentives. Source: Sanspo 11/10/2015, Sponichi 11/10/2015 [11/09 @ 6:22pm] The Hawks announced that Settsu will not exercise his FA option and will remain with the team. They also posted footage from his press conference at Ustream. Source: official announcement [11/09 @ 4:29pm] The two sides agreed to a three-year deal. No other information is known. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Ito, Daichiro SOF [11/13 @ 9:58pm] Renewed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Same uniform number 127. Source: official announcement
Ito, Yusuke SOF [11/13 @ 9:56pm] Signed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Assigned uniform number 123. Source: official announcement
Lee, Tu-Hsuan SOF [11/13 @ 9:56pm] Signed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Assigned uniform number 125. Source: official announcement
Yoshimoto, Shoji SOF [11/13 @ 9:57pm] Renewed Ikusei contract with Softbank. Same uniform number 121. Source: official announcement
Yoneno, Tomohito HAM [11/16 @ 2:57pm] Yoneno's salary will be ten million yen. He will be a catcher when he is on the active roster and an assistant battery coach when he is at Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 11/16/2015 [11/12 @ 4:25pm] The Fighters announced that they hired Yoneno as a catcher/Ni-gun assistant battery coach. Source: official announcement
Uehara, Kenta HAM [11/11 @ 6:53pm] First round draft pick: thirteen million yen contract, ninety million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Kato, Takayuki HAM [11/12 @ 10:13pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy million yen signing bonus. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/12/2015, Daily Sports 11/12/2015
Iguchi, Kazutomo HAM [11/09 @ 4:37pm] Third round draft pick: nine million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Yokoo, Toshitake HAM [11/13 @ 9:53pm] Sixth round draft pick: 7.5 million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015
Abe, Kazunari LOT [11/14 @ 12:11am] 9.5 million yen, up 1.9 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Aomatsu, Keiyo LOT [11/12 @ 9:42pm] 6.9 million yen, up 600,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Emura, Naoya LOT [11/12 @ 9:45pm] 9.5 million yen, down one million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Ito, Yoshihiro LOT [11/09 @ 7:06pm] Twenty-four million yen, down six million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Kato, Shohei LOT [11/14 @ 12:12am] 17.9 million yen, down 3.1 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Katsuki, Ryoji LOT [11/13 @ 10:10pm] Twenty million yen, up eleven million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015
Kurosawa, Shota LOT [11/12 @ 9:40pm] Six million yen, up one million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Miki, Ryo LOT [11/14 @ 12:13am] 12.5 million yen, up 500,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Minami, Masaki LOT [11/12 @ 9:39pm] 13.5 million yen, down 4.5 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Nemoto, Shunichi LOT [11/15 @ 10:16pm] Forty-four million yen, down six million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/15/2015, Sponichi 11/15/2015
Omine, Shota LOT [11/12 @ 9:44pm] Seven million yen, up 800,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Takahama, Takuya LOT [11/12 @ 11:37pm] OR Twelve million yen, up 400,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2015 [11/12 @ 9:43pm] 12.2 million yen, up 600,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Yoshida, Yuta LOT [11/13 @ 10:11pm] 16.6 million yen, up 2.4 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015
Shigaraki, Akifumi LOT [11/10 @ 7:27pm] Sixth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/10/2015, Daily Sports 11/10/2015
Kakinuma, Tomoya LOT [11/12 @ 9:58pm] Ikusei 2nd round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Aiuchi, Makoto SEI [11/12 @ 1:39pm] Seven million yen, no change. His uniform number will change from 71 to 41. Source: Sports Hochi 11/11/2015
Iwao, Toshihiro SEI [11/12 @ 9:47pm] 10.5 million yen, up 1.8 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2015
Mizuguchi, Daichi SEI [11/14 @ 3:18am] 5.5 million yen, up 500,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/13/2015
Takahashi, Kona SEI [11/11 @ 10:44pm] Eighteen million yen, up five million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Takehara, Naotaka SEI [11/13 @ 10:33pm] Signed contract with Seibu: twelve million yen. Assigned the uniform number 6. Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 11/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Togawa, Daisuke SEI [11/11 @ 10:47pm] Added to the seventy-man roster. Five million yen plus five million yen signing bonus, up two million yen. Uniform number will change from 122 to 71. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/11/2015
Tawata, Shinsaburo SEI [11/11 @ 5:58pm] First round draft pick: fifteen million yen contract, 100 million signing bonus, fifty million yen in incentives. Assigned the uniform number 18. Source: Sports Hochi 11/11/2015, Daily Sports 11/11/2015
Wu, Nien Ting SEI [11/14 @ 12:22am] Seventh round draft pick: six million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Kokuba, Tsubasa SEI [11/14 @ 12:23am] Eighth round draft pick: six million yen contract, fifteen million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Fujita, Koki SEI [11/10 @ 8:18am] Ninth round draft pick: five million yen contract, ten million yen signing bonus. Source: Sanpso 11/9/2015
Matsumoto, Naoaki SEI [11/14 @ 12:24am] Tenth round draft pick: five million yen contract, ten million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
Hasebe, Kohei RAK [11/14 @ 9:49pm] Fourteen million yen, down four million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015, Sports Hochi 11/14/2015
Kaneto, Norihito RAK [11/14 @ 9:48pm] Twenty-three million yen, down four million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015, Sports Hochi 11/14/2015
Kikuchi, Yasunori RAK [11/14 @ 9:45pm] Nineteen million yen, up seven million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015
Makida, Akihisa RAK [11/14 @ 9:47pm] Twenty-seven million yen, down two million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015, Sports Hochi 11/14/2015
Mima, Manabu RAK [11/14 @ 9:46pm] Thirty-five million yen, down two million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015, Sports Hochi 11/14/2015
Muto, Yoshitaka RAK [11/14 @ 9:44pm] Fifteen million yen, up 5.5 million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/14/2015
Horiuchi, Kengo RAK [11/14 @ 1:57am] Fourth round draft pick: six million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/13/2015
Adachi, Yuichi RAK [11/12 @ 1:50am] Sixth round draft pick: ten million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sports Hochi 11/11/2015
Deguchi, Takumi RAK [11/09 @ 9:09pm] Ikusei first round draft pick: 2.4 million contract, two million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015
Yamada, Hiroki RAK [11/10 @ 6:57pm] Ikusei second round draft pick: 2.4 million contract, two million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2015

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Other

  • [11/13 @ 10:43pm] The Buffaloes will most likely focus their player search efforts on the overseas market. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2015
  • [11/12 @ 2:07am] Scouts from three MLB teams (Red Sox, Twins, and Padres) were at the NPB tryout on November 10. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2015
  • [11/11 @ 12:15am] The Carp are close to finalizing an agreement with Jason Pridie. An announcement could be made within the next few days. Source: Sports Hochi 11/10/2015
  • [11/9 @ 3:16pm] The Chiba Lotte Marines are interested in twenty-eight-year-old infielder Yamaico Navarro. He hit forty-eight home runs for the Samsung Lions this year. Lotte sees Navarro as a possible replacement for Luis Cruz. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2015

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