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[11/16/2015] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on November 22

by on Nov.16, 2015 @ 2:53 pm, under NPB

NPB rumor mill for the week ending on November 22.

Highlights:

  • Seibu purchases C.C. Lee's contract from Cleveland Indians
  • Eagles interested in Radhames Liz, Esmil Rogers
  • Kuo, E. Mejia, Vasquez to return to Seibu in 2016
  • Mathieson to pitch another season for Yomiuri
  • Yokohama reaches agreement with former Softbank Shirane and former Yomiuri Kubo
  • Hanshin, Hague closing in on agreement

(last update 11/22 @ 10:08pm)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Emura, Masaya YAK [11/21 @ 12:33am] Yakult senryokugai Emura will attend a tryout for the San Diego Padres in Kochi on November 22. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Oba, Tatsuya YAK [11/21 @ 12:33am] Yakult senryokugai Oba will attend a tryout for the San Diego Padres in Kochi on November 22. Source: Sanspo 11/20/2015
Oh, Seung-Hwan HAN [11/21 @ 4:11pm] The Mets have an interested in Oh. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015 [11/17 @ 9:28am] The Tigers may have offered him another two-year deal. Source: Sponichi 11/17/2015 [11/16 @ 10:53pm] The media learned that Oh left Korea for the United States on November 15. He is expected to be in the US for about ten days. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015, Sanspo 11/16/2015
Maeda, Kenta HIR [11/22 @ 1:21pm] Nikkan Sports seems to think the two sides could meet before the end of the month. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015 [11/22 @ 12:59pm] Maeda indicated to reporters on November 21 that he was ready to sit down with Hiroshima to talk about what comes next, now that the Premier 12 was over. The two sides could meet as early as December 8. Source: Sports Hochi 11/22/2015
Rosario, Rainel HIR [11/22 @ 12:43pm] The media learned on November 21 that Hiroshima is not planning to negotiate the third year of their contract with Rosario (third year of a four-year deal). They have already informed his agent of their decision. The organization was not happy with his performance this year and felt their four-year contract may have reduced his motivation to play. Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2015
Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF [11/22 @ 10:08pm] Son spoke to reporters after the parade and said he asked Matsuda directly to return next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015 [11/22 @ 12:36pm] Matsuda is scheduled to sit in the same car as owner Masayoshi Son and manager Kimiyasu Kudo during Softbank's championship parade. Son and Kudo might take advantage of their brief time together to persuade Matsuda to stay. Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2015
Matsunaka, Nobuhiko SOF [11/16 @ 2:51pm] Former Softbank Matsunaka has yet to receive any offers. With many teams rebuilding, he knew the market was going to be thin and is prepared to quit if nothing materializes. Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/2015
Takeda, Hisashi HAM [11/21 @ 4:16pm] Takeda is scheduled to meet the team for formal contract negotiations on December 2. The media learned on November 20 that he is expected to sign a deal worth an estimated eighteen million yen, down sixty-two million yen, after preliminary discussions with the team. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Tanaka, Yasuhiro SEI [11/22 @ 2:49pm] Seibu senryokugai attended a tryout with Lotte between November 17 and 19. He topped 147km/h during an intra-squad game. The media learned on November 21 that he most likely passed his tryout. Source: Sponichi 11/22/2015
Lee, Chen-Chang SEI [11/22 @ 12:31pm] The Lions are planning to hold a press conference after they finalize their contract with Lee. That could happen before the end of the month. Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2015 [11/21 @ 10:45pm] The Lions announced that they purchased Lee's contract from the Cleveland Indians. Source: official announcement
Kawasaki, Munenori -- [11/21 @ 5:29am] Sponichi believes there is a good chance Kawasaki has decided to return to the United States. Source: Sponichi 11/20/2015 [11/21 @ 4:21am] Another interesting quote, this one at Sanspo: "I have made a decision. My agent told me not to say anything. I'll soon be able to [reveal my decision]." Source: Sanspo 11/20/2015 [11/21 @ 2:07am] To clarify, Kawasaki said, "I have already made up my mind, I think I should be able to say something soon." Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015 [11/19 @ 10:29pm] Kawasaki made an appearance at an event in Tokyo on November 19 and told the media that he wanted people to wait a little longer. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update
Takahashi, Keiji YAK [11/21 @ 3:21am] Third round draft pick: six million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 47. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
Yamasaki, Kotaro YAK [11/16 @ 7:00pm] Fifth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, thirty-eight million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 31. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2015
Watanabe, Daiki YAK [11/19 @ 11:15pm] Sixth round draft pick: five million yen contract, twenty-five million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 49. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015
Tsuji, Harutomo YOM [11/22 @ 9:57] 7.1 million yen, up 500,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015
Mathieson, Scott YOM [11/19 @ 2:49pm] The two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth 1.5 million US dollars. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015 [11/18 @ 10:39pm] The Giants announced that they reached an agreement with Mathieson for the 2016 season. Source: official announcement
Sakaguchi, Masaki YOM [11/22 @ 9:59pm] Re-signed to Ikusei contract worth five million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/22/2015
Sakurai, Toshiki YOM [11/21 @ 3:29am] First round draft pick: fifteen million yen contract, 100 million yen signing bonus, fifty million yen in incentives. He was assigned the uniform number 21. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015, Sanspo 11/20/2015
Shigenobu, Shinnosuke YOM [11/21 @ 9:39pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy-five million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 43. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Usami, Shingo YOM [11/16 @ 6:10pm] Fourth round draft pick: eight million yen contract, forty-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Tatsumi, Daisuke YOM [11/16 @ 6:52pm] Sixth round draft pick: 5.4 million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 93. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Nakagawa, Kota YOM [11/21 @ 3:19am] Seventh round draft pick: eight million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
Masuda, Daiki YOM [11/16 @ 11:49pm] Ikusei first round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Kobayashi, Daisei YOM [11/16 @ 11:49pm] Ikusei second round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Matsuzawa, Yusuke YOM [11/21 @ 12:19am] Ikusei third round draft pick: declined the Giants due to ligament injury in left finger. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Tajima, Kosei YOM [11/16 @ 11:50pm] Ikusei fourth round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Otake, Hideyoshi YOM [11/16 @ 11:51pm] Ikusei fifth round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Yajima, Yohei YOM [11/16 @ 11:52pm] Ikusei seventh round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Hasegawa, Jun YOM [11/17 @ 11:30pm] Ikusei eighth round draft pick: 2.4 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/17/2015
Araki, Fumiya HAN [11/18 @ 3:29pm] Eight million yen, up one million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Egoshi, Taiga HAN [11/18 @ 10:40pm] Sixteen million yen, up six million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2015
Ito, Hayata HAN [11/20 @ 11:55pm] Seventeen million yen, up two million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Ito, Kazuo HAN [11/17 @ 10:36pm] 5.5 million yen, down 500,000 yen Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Iwamoto, Akira HAN [11/18 @ 3:27pm] Eight million yen, up 1.5 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Iwazaki, Suguru HAN [11/18 @ 10:40pm] Twenty million yen, up five million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2015
Kojima, Tatsuya HAN [11/18 @ 3:23pm] Eight million yen, down one million yen. Source: Daily Sorts 11/18/2015
Komiyama, Shinji HAN [11/18 @ 3:34pm] Twelve million yen, down 800,000 yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Kuwahara, Kentaro HAN [11/18 @ 3:23pm] Nine million yen, down one million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Matsuda, Ryoma HAN [11/20 @ 11:50pm] Twelve million yen, up 1.6 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Moriya, Koki HAN [11/17 @ 8:37am] Eight million yen, down 400,000 yen. Source: Sanspo 11/17/2015
Nishida, Naoto HAN [11/17 @ 10:36pm] 5.8 million yen, down 200,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Saiuchi, Hiroaki HAN [11/20 @ 2:04am] Sixteen million yen, up five million yen. Source: Sanspo 11/19/2015
Shibata, Kohei HAN [11/18 @ 3:30pm] 9.50 million yen, down 500,000 yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Shimamoto, Hiroya HAN [11/18 @ 3:26pm] 7.2 million yen, up three million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Shimizu, Takashi HAN [11/21 @ 12:30am] 11.5 million yen, down 1.5 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Tsuru, Naoto HAN [11/21 @ 12:31am] Fourteen million yen, down two million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Umeno, Ryutaro HAN [11/20 @ 11:54pm] Fifteen million yen, down three million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Yokota, Shintaro HAN [11/16 @ 11:55pm] 7.2 million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Sakamoto, Seishiro HAN [11/21 @ 9:41pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Mochizuki, Atsushi HAN [11/16 @ 7:13pm] Fourth round draft pick: five million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/16/2015, Sponichi 11/16/2015
Aoyagi, Koyo HAN [11/17 @ 10:50pm] Fifth round draft pick: 7.2 million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Yokoyama, Hiroki HIR [11/16 @ 3:05pm] Second round draft pick: 13.5 million yen contract, seventy-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/16/2015
Pridie, Jason HIR [11/20 @ 4:27pm] More coverage.
Fukutani, Koji CHU [11/17 @ 5:12pm] Forty million yen, down five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Furumoto, Takeru CHU [11/17 @ 10:24pm] 4.6 million yen, down 1.4 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Ishikawa, Shun CHU [11/21 @ 1:01am] 7.5 million yen, down 2.5 million yen Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Ito, Junki CHU [11/17 @ 5:17pm] 6.75 million yen, down 2.25 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Kamezawa, Kyohei CHU [11/17 @ 10:07pm] Twenty million yen, up 15.6 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Kaneko, Takeshi CHU [11/17 @ 5:19pm] 7.5 million yen, up 1.5 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Katsura, Iori CHU [11/17 @ 10:25pm] Twelve million yen, up six million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Matayoshi, Katsuki CHU [11/17 @ 5:11pm] Forty-five million yen, up five million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Daily Sports 11/17/2015
Mitsumata, Taiki CHU [11/21 @ 1:01am] 7.5 million yen, down 2.5 million yen Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Muto, Yuta CHU [11/17 @ 10:23pm] Sixteen million yen, down four million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Nishikawa, Kentaro CHU [11/17 @ 5:20pm] 5.8 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015
Nomura, Ryosuke CHU [11/17 @ 5:15pm] 11.3 million yen, down 3.7 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Tajima, Shinji CHU [11/20 @ 11:57pm] Forty-two million yen, up fourteen million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Tani, Tetsuya CHU [11/21 @ 3:47pm] 7.5 million yen, down 2.5 million yen. Source: Nikkan Spotts 11/21/2015, Sports Hochi 11/21/2015
Oba, Shota CHU [11/20 @ 11:56pm] Twelve million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Ogawa, Ryuya CHU [11/17 @ 5:18pm] 4.8 million yen, down 400,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Oguma, Ryosuke CHU [11/17 @ 5:12pm] Twelve million yen, up 4.5 million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Okada, Toshiya CHU [11/17 @ 5:16pm] Thirty-four million yen, up ten million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Sobue, Daisuke CHU [11/17 @ 5:08pm] Twenty-six million yen, down four million yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Wakamatsu, Shunta CHU [11/21 @ 9:27pm] Thirty-six million yen, up 30.5 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Yamai, Daisuke CHU [11/21 @ 3:51pm] 120 million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Yamamoto, Masashi CHU [11/17 @ 10:22pm] Six million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Nakagawa, Seiya CHU [11/19 @ 11:09pm] Ikusei first round draft pick: two million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Yoshida, Shu CHU [11/17 @ 11:39pm] Ikusei second round draft pick: three million yen contract, two million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/17/2015
Goya, Kaito CHU [11/19 @ 11:10pm] Ikusei fifth round draft pick: two million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Kubo, Yasutomo YOK [11/20 @ 11:53pm] 120 million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Kubo, Yuya YOK [11/18 @ 10:42pm] The Bay Stars have posted an official announcement. ... The two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth fifteen million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2015 [11/18 @ 1:50pm] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Kubo. They signed him with the hopes of bolstering their bullpen. Source: Daily Sports 11/18/2015
Shirane, Naoki YOK [11/17 @ 10:09pm] The two sides agreed to a contract worth 4.5 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015 [11/17 @ 4:13pm] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Shirane. Source: official announcement
Imanaga, Shota YOK [11/17 @ 7:08pm] First round draft pick: Fifteen million yen contract, 100 million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015
Kumabara, Kento YOK [11/19 @ 11:06pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Aoyagi, Koki YOK [11/21 @ 10:09pm] Sixth round draft pick: five million yen contract, twenty-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/21/2015
Yamamoto, Musashi YOK [11/16 @ 7:01pm] Ikusei second round draft pick: 3.6 million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2015
Chatani, Kenta SOF [11/21 @ 10:06pm] Fourth round draft pick: five million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/21/2015
Kurose, Kenta SOF [11/21 @ 4:39am] Fifth round draft pick: five million yen contract, thirty-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Sanspo 11/20/2015
Kawase, Hikaru SOF [11/19 @ 11:14pm] Sixth round draft pick: 4.8 million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Higoshi, Yuichi SOF [11/17 @ 10:28pm] Ikusei third round draft pick: four million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/17/2015
Arahari, Yuji HAM [11/19 @ 3:16pm] Five million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Arakaki, Hayato HAM [11/21 @ 12:54am] 8.5 million yen, up 300,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Enoshita, Yodai HAM [11/19 @ 3:19pm] 7.7 million yen, down 400,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Inui, Masahiro HAM [11/19 @ 3:05pm] 9.3 million yen, down 500,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Ishikawa, Naoya HAM [11/21 @ 12:51am] 5.2 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Kanehira, Masashi HAM [11/21 @ 12:49am] 8.4 million yen, down 200,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Kishisato, Ryosuke HAM [11/21 @ 12:48am] 4.9 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
Matsumoto, Go HAM [11/19 @ 10:19pm] 6.3 million yen, up 100,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Morimoto, Tatsuya HAM [11/21 @ 12:50am] 5.1 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015, Sponichi 11/20/2015
Oshima, Takumi HAM [11/19 @ 3:06pm] Five million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015
Ota, Kengo HAM [11/21 @ 12:53am] 4.7 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
Otsuka, Yutaka HAM [11/21 @ 12:55am] 7.8 million yen, down 300,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Segawa, Hayao HAM [11/19 @ 10:14pm] 8.4 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015
Shimizu, Yushi HAM [11/19 @ 2:49pm] 6.1 million yen, up 100,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015
Sunaga, Hideki HAM [11/19 @ 10:12pm] 5.9 million yen, up 300,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Takahama, Takuya HAM [11/19 @ 3:19pm] 4.9 million yen, up 100,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Takanashi, Hirotoshi HAM [11/19 @ 3:03pm] 7.7 million yen, up 100000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Tatsuta, Shota HAM [11/21 @ 12:52am] 4.8 million yen, no change. Source: Sports Hochi 11/20/2015
Usami, Ruita HAM [11/19 @ 10:15pm] Five million yen, up 100,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Watanabe, Ryo HAM [11/19 @ 10:17pm] Seven million yen, up 100,000 yen. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2015
Himeno, Yuya HAM [11/16 @ 11:47pm] Eighth round draft pick: 4.7 million yen contract, fifteen million yen signing bonus. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Sekiya, Ryota LOT [11/19 @ 10:25pm] Second round draft pick: fifteen million yen contract, eighty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Sponichi 11/19/2015
Tojo, Taiki LOT [11/19 @ 10:26pm] Fourth round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, fifty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015Sponichi 11/19/2015
Hara, Shu LOT [11/17 @ 10:06pm] Fifth round draft pick: five million yen contract, thirty million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015
Takano, Keisuke LOT [11/20 @ 11:53pm] Seventh round draft pick: eight million yen contract, twenty-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Daily Sports 11/20/2015
Oki, Takamasa LOT [11/17 @ 5:22pm] Ikusei first round draft pick: three million yen contract, three million yen signing bonus. Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2015, Daily Sports 11/17/2015
Kuo, Chun-Lin SEI [11/18 @ 10:47pm] The Lions re-signed Kuo to a contract for the 2016 season. Source: official announcement ... The two sides agreed to a salary of thirty million yen plus incentives, up eighteen million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2015
Mejia, Ernesto SEI [11/18 @ 10:43pm] The Lions reached an agreement with Mejia for the 2016 season. Source: official announcement ... Mejia agreed to a deal worth 300 million yen plus incentives, up 120 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/18/2015
Vasquez, Esmerling SEI [11/18 @ 12:02pm] The Lions announced that they re-signed Vasquez to a contract. They also announced that his uniform number will change from 26 to 42. Source: official announcement
Kawagoe, Seiji SEI [11/16 @ 11:01pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 26. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/16/2015, Sponichi 11/16/2015
Noda, Shogo SEI [11/19 @ 11:22pm] Third round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, sixty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Otaki, Aito SEI [11/19 @ 11:22pm] Fourth round draft pick: six million yen contract, forty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Honda, Keisuke SEI [11/19 @ 11:23pm] Sixth round draft pick: seven million yen contract, twenty-five million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Suzuki, Kohei ORI [11/19 @ 11:04pm] Seventh round draft pick: eight million yen contract, twenty-seven million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 40. Source: Sponichi 11/19/2015
Kadoya, Ryuta ORI [11/17 @ 7:10pm] Eighth round draft pick: seven million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 58. Source: Daily Sports 11/17/2015
Akama, Ken ORI [11/22 @ 9:55pm] Ninth round draft pick: seven million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 60. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015
Sugimoto, Yutaro ORI [11/16 @ 6:50pm] Tenth round draft pick: six million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 99. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015
Iwasaki, Tatsuro RAK [11/21 @ 3:48pm] Sixteen million yen, down three million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Kamata, Yoshinao RAK [11/19 @ 9:57pm] 12.8 million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015
Karashima, Wataru RAK [11/19 @ 9:58pm] Thirty-three million yen, down nine million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015
Kawai, Takashi RAK [11/21 @ 9:42pm] Sixteen million yen, down two million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Kitagawa, Rintaro RAK [11/19 @ 10:01pm] 7.2 million yen, up 1.2 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015, Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Koseki, Shota RAK [11/19 @ 10:00pm] 7.6 million yen, no change. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015, Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Masuda, Shintaro RAK [11/22 @ 1:59pm] Twenty-seven million yen, down eight million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015
Matsui, Kazuo RAK [11/19 @ 3:08pm] 160 million yen, no change. He will be in the final year of a two year deal in 2016. Source: Sports Hochi 11/19/2015, Daily Sports 11/19/2015
Nakagawa, Taishi RAK [11/21 @ 9:30pm] Ten million yen, up 3.7 million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Nishida, Tetsuro RAK [11/21 @ 9:33pm] Fifteen million yen, down three million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Nishimiya, Yusuke RAK [11/19 @ 9:59pm] Eighteen million yen, down five million yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015, Sports Hochi 11/19/2015
Okajima, Takero RAK [11/21 @ 9:31pm] Thirty-eight million yen, down twelve million yen. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Shimauchi, Hiroaki RAK [11/21 @ 3:52pm] Twenty-one million yen, down seven million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Shiomi, Takahiro RAK [11/21 @ 3:50pm] Thirty million yen, no change. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
Tomura, Kenji RAK [11/22 @ 1:29pm] Twenty-five million yen, up nine million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015
Enomoto, Aoi RAK [11/19 @ 10:03pm] Agreed to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will change from 36 to 036. Source: official announcement
Katayama, Hiroshi RAK [11/19 @ 10:02pm] Agreed to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will change from 91 to 001. Source: official announcement
Konno, Ryuta RAK [11/19 @ 10:05pm] Agreed to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will change from 99 to 090. Source: official announcement
Takahori, Kazuya RAK [11/19 @ 10:07pm] Renewed Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement
Okoye, Louis RAK [11/19 @ 10:09pm] First round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, eighty million yen signing bonus. Assigned the uniform number 9. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015
Yoshimochi, Ryota RAK [11/21 @ 3:58pm] Second round draft pick: twelve million yen contract, seventy million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/21/2015
Murabayashi, Itsuki RAK [11/16 @ 11:59pm] Seventh round draft pick: five million yen contract, twenty million yen signing bonus. Source: Sponichi 11/16/2015

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  • [11/22 @ 12:55am] The media learned on November 20 that the Tigers reached a preliminary agreement with Matt Hague. A team official is scheduled to visit Hague in the United States in December to finalize the official contract. The Tigers see the thirty-year-old as someone that can play third and potentially bat fifth. Source: Sanspo 11/21/2015
  • [11/22 @ 12:51am] Rakuten is expected to make an announcement once Radhames Liz passes his physical. Source: Sanspo 11/21/2015
  • [11/21 @ 4:11pm] The Lions are interested in twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Chen-Chang Lee. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
  • [11/21 @ 4:08pm] The Dragons are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Juan Jaime. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015
  • [11/21 @ 4:05pm] The Eagles may be close to finalizing a contract with Radhames Liz. Source: Sponichi 11/21/2015
  • [11/21 @ 4:30am] The Dragons' offer to Dayan Viciedo might be worth around 200 million yen a year. Source: Sanspo 11/20/2015
  • [11/21 @ 2:26am] The Dragons may be close to finalizing an agreement with Dayan Viciedo. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
  • [11/21 @ 2:10am] Esmil Rogers (30) is also on the Eagles' list of players of interest. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2015
  • [11/20 @ 4:16pm] The Eagles are interested in thirty-two-year-old Radhames Liz. Source: Sponichi 11/20/2015
  • [11/19 @ 3:00pm] The Dragons are interested in twenty-six-year-old Dayan Viciedo. Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2015
  • [11/17 @ 9:13am] The Dragons could head to the Winter Meetings in the United States, if they fail to find talent in the Dominican Republic. Source: Sanspo 11/17/2015
  • [11/16 @ 2:49pm] The Tigers are close to finalizing a deal with Matt Hague. He will most likely become Hanshin's top candidate at third base. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2015

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