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Softbank Hawks thinking about letting Bum-Ho Lee return to KBO

by on Dec.31, 2010 @ 12:46 am, under NPB
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Bum-Ho Lee doesn't fit into the Softbank Hawks' plans for the 2011 season.  As such, the team is now trying to figure out what to do with him.

The Hawks had high hopes for Lee after signing him to a 2-year deal before the start of the 2010 season.  But he never really managed to turn things on and finished with a dismal slash line of .226/.355/.294.

An unnamed club source said to reporters on Wednesday, "We're thinking about all our options, including sending Lee back to the Hanwha Eagles (KBO)."  At this point, it seems the Hawks might even be willing to eat a portion of Lee's contract if it makes things any easier for Hanwha.

Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 SOF 48 139 124 11 28 4 0 4 44 8 1 0 3 0 11 1 33 2 .226 .355 .294 .649
Totals 48 139 124 11 28 4 0 4 44 8 1 0 3 0 11 1 33 2 .226 .355 .294 .649

Can Bum-Ho Lee step up and step in for the injured Jose Ortiz?

by on Aug.06, 2010 @ 2:41 pm, under NPB
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With Jose Ortiz out with an injury, Bum-Ho Lee joined the Ichi-gun roster for practice yesterday.  It seems Lee could see some action tonight against the Seibu Lions either as a DH, or as the Hawks starting third baseman.  In either case, it seems the Hawks are hoping that Lee will be able to provide the Hawks with some pop now that Ortiz is out.

Lee's 2010 numbers so far this year:

Lvl G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ni-gun 34 148 121 32 34 8 1 9 71 23 1 0 0 0 26 0 1 28 4 .281 .587 .412
Ichi-gun 34 99 87 6 19 3 0 2 28 4 1 0 3 0 8 0 1 21 2 .218 .322 .292
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Softbank Hawks sign Bum-Ho Lee to a 2-year deal

by on Nov.19, 2009 @ 8:11 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced that they are in the process of trying to sign Bum-Ho Lee of the Hanwha Eagles out of the KBO.

Lee is a 27-year-old infielder that bats and throws with his right.  Third base was his primary position in 2009.

He also did participate in both WBC games.

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB/HBP SO AVG SLG OBP OPS
2000

Hanwha
Eagles

69 74 11 12 7 0 1 3 1 11 21 .162 .297 .271 .568
2001 71 138 22 27 7 1 3 16 2 13 25 .196 .326 .265 .591
2002 111 296 41 77 20 2 11 35 5 27 57 .260 .453 .322 .775
2003 107 323 46 77 19 1 11 38 2 52 63 .238 .406 .344 .750
2004 133 481 80 148 35 3 23 74 6 51 80 .308 .536 .374 .910
2005 126 444 69 121 27 1 26 68 6 62 94 .273 .514 .362 .876
2006 126 421 53 108 25 1 20 73 0 72 87 .257 .463 .365 .828
2007 126 418 57 103 14 0 21 63 2 77 73 .246 .431 .364 .795
2008 125 434 80 120 21 3 19 77 12 70 50 .276 .470 .377 .847
2009 126 436 64 124 21 0 25 79 3 60 70 .284 .505 .369 .873
Totals 1120 3465 523 917 196 12 160 526 39 495 620 .265 .467 .354 .821

=== UPDATE 11/20/2009 1:48AM JST

Looks like the deal is for 2 years at 300M yen.

=== UPDATE 7:13am JST

More on the contract:

It's a 2-year deal with a club option for a third year.

The first two seasons will be worth 100M yen per season.  The option year is worth 150M yen.

There's also a signing bonus worth 150M yen.

All told, the contract could be worth 500M yen over three years.

=== UPDATE 12/14/2009 8:09pm JST

The Hawks assigned the number 8 to Lee.