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[2/1/2016] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on February 7

by on Feb.01, 2016 @ 5:10 am, under NPB

NPB rumor mill for the week ending on February 7, 2016.

(last update 2/5 @ 7:44pm)

Player Rumor Mill

Player Team Latest Update
Lee, Dae-Ho -- [2/4 @ 4:51pm] The Mariners announced that they signed Lee to a minor league contract that includes an invite to spring training. Source: MLB.com [2/4 @ 5:12am] Lee has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners worth up to four million US dollars. Source: Korea Times 2/3/2015, Yonhap News Agency 2/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016, Sponichi 2/3/2016
Murton, Matt -- [2/5 @ 2:39pm] Murton has reportedly signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs. Source: Sponichi 2/4/2016
Okajima, Hideki -- [2/4 @ 4:54pm] The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly signed Okajima to a minor league deal that does not include an invite to spring training. Source: Baltimore Sun 2/3/2016 via ZakZak 2/4/2016

Contract Agreements

Player Team Latest Update
Kimura, Shogo SEI [2/5 @ 7:44pm] The Lions announced that they signed Kimura. He was given the uniform number 0. The media is reporting the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated twenty million yen plus incentives. Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 2/5/2016
Gomes, Jonny RAK [2/4 @ 5:05pm] The Eagles are close to finalizing a contract with Gomes. According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the contract is worth two million US dollars with one million US dollars in incentives. The agreement also includes a mutual option. As of this update, the Eagles have yet to make an announcement at their official web site. Source: FOX Sports 2/2/2016 via ZakZak 2/4/2016 and Daily Sports 2/4/2016

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2 comments on “[2/1/2016] NPB Rumor Mill for the week ending on February 7

  1. Ren

    Yes! Nice year to be a Eagles fan! Hoping Jonny Gomes to do well in a Rakuten Eagles uni this season.

  2. Mike

    Poor Matt Murton, from the Cubs, to the Tigers, then back to the Cubs. I love the Tigers but this is not a path conducive to winning trophies.

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