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[10/19/2014] Rumors: Jose Lopez, Chris Seddon (Yomiuri), Daisuke Yamai (Chunichi)

by on Oct.20, 2014 @ 6:23 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Jose Lopez and Scott Mathieson left Japan on the 19th. Lopez is a question mark for next season. He is interested in returning. Mathieson will be in the second year of a two-year deal in 2015. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014
  • Leslie Anderson might require left elbow surgery during the winter. There is a good chance the Giants will ask him back. Frederich Cepeda will most likely return. The Giants are expected to part ways with Chris Seddon. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014
  • Yoshiyuki Kamei and Kentaro Nishimura both earned domestic FA options this year. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014
  • The Giants are planning to look into Chihiro Kaneko. Source: Daily Sports 10/19/2014 ... The Giants will be keeping an eye on Yulieski Gourriel and Alfredo Despaigne. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014 ... The Giants are not planning to offer Cepeda a contract for 2015 and are looking into Hiroyuki Nakajima. Source: Sanspo 10/19/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ni-gun manager Katsuo Hirata could be reassigned to Ichi-gun head coach. Ni-gun chief/hitting coach Hideo Furuya could take over as Ni-gun manager. Ichi-gun general coach Haruki Yoshitake could join the front office. Source: Sanspo 10/19/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Eishin Soyogi and Shogo Kimura earned their domestic FA options this year. They are expected to meet team officials on the 20th to discuss their options. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014
  • Kenta Maeda has not given up on his dream to play in the Majors and would like to head overseas sooner rather than later. This winter may not be in the cards. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai on his FA option: "There was a time when I wanted to know what kind of interest other teams had in me, but not anymore. More than that, I learned that I have a really strong bond with this team (Chunichi)." Source: Sports Hochi 10/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata would like to see Yulieski Gourriel return to the Bay Stars next season. Nakahata plans to work him harder if he does. "I treated him like a guest this year, things will be different next year. He doesn't really seem interested in defense. He doesn't like practicing, but he will have to if he does not want to become a distraction. I'll sit down and talk to him about it [if he comes back]." Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows would like Hiroyasu Tanaka and Ryoji Aikawa to return in 2015. They are expected to begin negotiations with the two players soon. Source: Daily Sports 10/19/2014

Rakuten Eagles

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes are putting together a list of foreign player candidates in case negotiations with Wily Mo Pena fall through. Kila Ka'aihue is one of the candidates on the list. There may be other players with NPB experience on the list. Source: Sponichi 10/19/2014
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[12/20/2013] Yomiuri Giants finalize one-year deal with Chris Seddon

by on Dec.20, 2013 @ 7:07 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they finalized an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Chris Seddon.  The two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated eighty million yen.  He was assigned the number forty-nine.

Seddon is scheduled to arrive in Japan in late-January.  He is expected to take over Dennis Houlton's spot in the starting rotation.

Source: official announcement, Sankei Sports 12/20/2013

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[12/17/2013] Yomiuri Giants to sign Chris Seddon pending physical

by on Dec.17, 2013 @ 5:52 pm, under NPB
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According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Yomiuri Giants will finalize a deal with Chris Seddon (30) once he passes his physical.

They have also apparently decided to go with Leslie Anderson (31) over Jason Bay (35).

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/17/2013

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[12/7/2013] Yomiuri Giants interested in LHP Chris Seddon

by on Dec.07, 2013 @ 2:05 pm, under NPB
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According to reports by Daily Sports and Sponichi, the Yomiuri Giants are looking in left-handed pitcher Chris Seddon (30).  The Giants were looking at like Jason Standridge and Brian Wolfe, but with both likely signing with Softbank, they turned their attention to other alternatives.

Source: Daily Sports 12/7/2013, Sponichi 12/7/2013


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