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[8/26/2013] Seibu Lions place Brian Sikorski on waivers

by on Aug.26, 2013 @ 11:22 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced today that they submitted paperwork to place Brian Sikorski on waivers.  Sikorski returned to the Lions after passing a tryout during fall camp last year but had problems with his right knee that required him to return to the States earlier this year for a cleaning.

Sikorski pitched in three games at Ni-gun games this season, but never made it up to Ichi-gun.

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2013

Seibu Lions News and Notes: February 16, 2013

by on Feb.17, 2013 @ 1:22 am, under NPB
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Brian Sikorski has been spinning his right shoulder on the mound for about twenty years.  It started when he was in high school and he wanted to loosen up after heading to the mound during games in which he started at short.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/16/2013


Hisanobu Watanabe is thinking about using Ryan Spilborghs as both a right fielder and a first baseman.

Source: Daily Sports 2/16/2013

Seibu Lions News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:33 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Brian Sikorski: batting practice, faced 3rd round draft pick Yuji Kaneko and Kyohei Nagae, thirty-two pitches, two could-be hits

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013


Brian Sikorski will get a look as a starter.  He is scheduled to start a practice game against Doosan (KBO) on the 16th.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013


Yusei Kikuchi is scheduled to make an appearance in relief during a practice game against Samurai Japan on the 18th.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013

11/30/2012: Jose Ortiz, Brian Sikorski, Doug Mathis, Hayden Penn, Edgar Gonzalez, Dicky Gonzalez

by on Nov.30, 2012 @ 10:25 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced that they signed Jose Ortiz (35) and Brian Sikorski (38) to contracts for the 2013 season.  Ortiz will return to Seibu after joining the team in June this year; his uniform number will change from fourteen to eight.  Sikorski took a tryout with the team during fall camp and passed.  Source: official announcement

UPDATE 12/1 @ 10:23am - Ortiz's deal: 34 million yen plus performance bonuses.  Sikorski's deal: 25 million yen plus performance bonuses.  Source: Sanspo 12/1/2012


The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they informed Doug Mathis and Hayden Penn they will not be offered contracts for the 2013 season.  Source: official announcement


Edgar Gonzalez was left off the Yomiuri Giants' reserved list and will become a free agent.  Dicky Gonzalez has also been released and will not be returning next season.  Source: Sanspo 11/30/2012

11/9/2012: Motonobu Tanishige, Kenta Asakura, Keiichi Hirano, Taiyo Fujita, Brian Sikorski

by on Nov.09, 2012 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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The Dragons announced today that Motonobu Tanishige (41) he will not exercise his FA option and will remain with the Chunichi Dragons.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012


Kenta Asakura (31) told reporters on Thursday he does not plan to exercise his FA option and will stay with the Chunichi Dragons.  Kohei Oda (35) will also most likely stay put.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012


Keiichi Hirano sat down with the Hanshin Tigers today.  They asked him to remain with the team but he decided to hold off on making a decision.  It seems negotiations have not gone particularly well so far.  Source: Sports Hochi 11/9/2012


The Yakult Swallows announced that they agreed to basic terms with Seibu senryokugai Taiyo Fujita (33).  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012official announcement


The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed Chunichi senryokugai Yuichi Hisamoto.  A press conference is scheduled for the 12th.  Of the sixty-one victories the Carp recorded last season, only four were won by left-handed pitchers.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012


The Seibu Lions are planning to offer Brian Sikorski a contract.  Source: Sponichi 11/9/2012

Sikorski gave up a run on one hit over two innings during an intra-squad outing today.  His fastball was consistently above 140km/h.  The Lions will likely make an announcement on Sikorski after he gets a physical.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2012

Seibu Lions to give Brian Sikorski a tryout in November

by on Oct.31, 2012 @ 3:52 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced today that they will give Brian Sikorski (38) a tryout in November -- he is scheduled to arrive in Japan on November 5 and will join the team for workouts on November 6.

Sikorski spent the past season playing for the Brantford Red Sox of the Intercounty Baseball League in Canada.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2012

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Seibu Lions in the process of checking foreign market for relievers

by on May.29, 2011 @ 9:09 pm, under NPB
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With Brian Sikorski out an unkown amount of time (he recently had his right elbow cleaned out), the Seibu Lions have decided to check the foreign market for relievers.  The team has already sent their international scout to the US to check on a list of players they put together with the hopes of finding a match and signing a deal before the end of June.

Marc Kroon's name has been mentioned, but it seems unlikely that he'll agree to a return since he already told reporters a little over a week ago that he no longer wanted to play in Japan.

Seibu Lions: Brian Sikorski to return to US to get right elbow examined

by on May.05, 2011 @ 8:09 pm, under NPB
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The Lions announced today that Brian Sikorski will be returning to the US on the 6th in order to get his right elbow examined.  GM Yasuo Maeda told reporters that there was a possibility Sikorski could require surgery.  Hisanobu Watanabe added that if Sikorski does undergo surgery, he could be out for 2 months.

UPDATE 5/6 @ 10:43am - Seems Sikorski may require arthroscopic surgery to remove some loose bodies in his elbow.