Tag: Dennis Sarfate
|Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice|
Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013
Ichi-gun camp had the day off today.
Dennis Sarfate and Randy Williams worked out for about an hour on their day off today.
Source: Sponichi 2/19/2013
The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed Ryan Spilborghs and Dennis Sarfate to contracts. They also announced that Randy Williams will be returning in 2013. No other information is known at this time.
UPDATE @ 5:56pm - According to Sponichi, Spilborghs signed a one-year deal worth US$700,000. Sarfate and Williams each signed deals worth US$800,000. Source: Sponichi 12/14/2012
Seibu Lions' team director Kiyoaki Suzuki spoke to reporters today and said that the team had more or less agreed to terms with Ryan Spilborghs and Dennis Sarfate and were waiting for their physicals to finalize their deals.
Source: Sponichi 12/7/2012
The Hanshin Tigers are preparing the uniform numbers two (Kenji Jojima's old number) and six (Tomoaki Kanemot's old number) for Kosuke Fukudome. They also want him to bat clean-up. THe Tigers will also reportedly push harder for Fukudome because their other option in right, Keiichi Hirano, might end up leaving the team via free agency. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2012
The Softbank Hawks are preparing the number eleven for Hayato Terahara.
The number eleven belonged to Kazuyuki Hoashi this season, but the team plans to give him his old Seibu number, forty-seven, because he was out for most of the season. The number twenty was also considered, since it was the number he when he first joined the team in 2002, but Shingo Tatsumi is currently using it.
Source: Sponichi 11/12/2012
The Seibu Lions are looking into Dennis Sarfate as a possible closer next season. Source: Sports Hochi 11/12/2012
Dennis Sarfate finished out the second year of a two-year deal today. The media learned on Wednesday that Hiroshima is not planning to offer the thirty-one-year an extension for the 2013 season.
Sarfate struggled a little this season, perhaps due to an inguinal hernia surgery he had last winter, and may have also been worried about his wife's health (he returned to the US in June to be with her). In either case, it seems Hiroshima felt he lost a little something on his fastball and may have felt he would be a risk for the 2013 season.
Kam Mickolio, Nick Stavinoha, and Brad Eldred will likely return next year. The Carp are talking things over with Bryan Bullington (he finished out a two-year deal). They are also talking to Fred Lewis.
According to Sanspo, the Yokohama Bay Stars have added Sarfate to their list of players to look into. Signing him would allow the team to move Shun Yamaguchi to the starting rotation. Source: Sanspo 11/8/2012
The Hanshin Tigers are currently looking into thirty-five-year-old Scott Proctor as a possible closer candidate for 2013.
This does not necessarily mean the Tigers are no longer interested in Ryota Igarashi. They just want to make sure they are prepared in case negotiations with Igarashi fall through. This means the Tigers may end up going with six foreign players on their seventy-man roster next season: Randy Messenger, Jason Standridge, Robert Zarate, Matt Murton, Brooks Conrad (good chance the team will sign him), and a fourth pitcher (a reliever that can also close).
There was also talk about moving Atsushi Nomi to the closer role, but that would also mean the starting rotation loses an arm.
Source: Sanspo 10/31/2012
The Tigers also looked in thirty-one-year-old Dennis Sarfate and thirty-five-year-old Jorge Sosa. They do not plan to pursue Sarfate and may continue to keep tabs on Sosa, but probably will not sign him. Source: Sanspo 10/31/2012
The Hiroshima Carp are looking to bring back Bryan Bullington, Kam Mickolio, and Brad Eldred next season. Bullington has expressed an interest to return. Mickolio and Eldred signed two-years deals where the second year is a club option.
The Carp are still undecided on Dennis Sarfate. The club may be leaning towards cutting ties with Nick Stavinoha and Brian Barden.
The Carp reportedly have a list of thirty foreign player candidates for the 2013 season and would ultimately like to carry a total of six foreign players next season (three pitchers, three position players).
The Hiroshima front office is interested in bringing Bryan Bullington, Dennis Sarfate, and Kam Mickolio back for the 2013 season.
All three players are on one-year deals with team options for the 2013 season.
Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 7/23/2012
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that Dennis Sarfate will be returning to the US temporarily because his wife is not feeling well. He will leave on Tuesday and is expected to return as soon as she is feeling better.
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that Bryan Bullington (31), Dennis Sarfate (30), and Brian Barden (30) will be returning to the team next season under one-year deals.
Bullington - 133.75M yen (up 81.75M yen)
Sarfate - 90M yen (up 54M yen)
Barden - 65M yen (up 45M yen)