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[10/3/2013] Chiba Lotte Marines Senryokugai: Yoshimi, Hashimoto, Yamamoto, Yamamuro, Aono, Kudo

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 5:34 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they will not sign the following six players to contracts for the 2014 season: Yuji Yoshimi (35), Kentaro Hashimoto (33), Tetsuya Yamamoto (23), Koshiro Yamamuro (26), Takeshi Aono (30), and Takahito Kudo (32).  Yoshimi, Aono, and Kudo wish to continue playing.  Hashimoto, Yamamoto, and Yamamuro are undecided.

The organization also officially announced they were parting ways with Dicky Gonzalez (34) and Josh Whitesell (31).

Source: official announcement


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[10/3/2013] Chiba Lotte Marines to part ways with Whitesell, Gonzalez

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 2:16 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to part ways with thirty-four-year-old pitcher Dicky Gonzalez and thirty-one-year-old infielder Josh Whitesell.

Gonzalez pitched in only four Ichi-gun games this season and failed to secure a spot on the active roster.  Whitesell was taken off the active roster on May 6 with a right wrist injury and became expendable when the team signed Craig Brazell in June.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2013

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

Dicky Gonzalez (YOM), Brian Wolfe (HAM) leave their starts early

by on Apr.19, 2012 @ 8:40 pm, under NPB
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Dicky Gonzalez (YOM) was lifted from his start against the Chunichi Dragons after he complained of complained of discomfort in his body (he may have tweaked his left flank during his at bat in the top of the 2nd inning) while throwing practice pitches before the start of the bottom of the 2nd.


Brian Wolfe (HAM) left the game after throwing three pitches to Shigenobu Shima (Seibu) in the 4th inning.  Wolfe called for time after throwing two pitches to Shima because he felt some discomfort in his left hamstring and took himself out of the game after throwing the third pitch.

Yomiuri Giants: April 3, 2012

by on Apr.03, 2012 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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Ikusei player Takao Zaizen was hit by a pitch near the base of his neck during a game against Kansai Medical Sports Gakuin today and was diagnosed with a spinous process fracture in his sixth cervical vertebrae.  Zaizen will remain in the hospital for additional testing.


Dicky Gonzalez is slated to start Wednesday's game.  After that, it will go back to the top of the rotation with Tetsuya UtsumiHirokazu Sawamura, and Toshiya Sugiuchi starting on five days of rest.


If Ryosuke Miyaguni can win his first Ichi-gun start on April 8, he will become the first pitcher under twenty in franchise history to do so since Hiromi Makihara on April 16, 1983.

Yomiuri Giants: March 19, 2012

by on Mar.19, 2012 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Dicky Gonzalez took part in full-squad workouts at Giants Stadium today.  He is scheduled to start Tuesday's exhibition game against the Yakult Swallows.


Tatsunori Hara worked with the struggling Hisayoshi Chono at Giants Stadium today.  He also spent some time with Hayato Sakamoto.

Chono: 7-for-34 (.167/.182/.262) in eleven exhibition games
Sakamoto: 7-for-42 (.206/.308/.206) in twelve exhibition games


Yasunari Takagi's mother died of liver cancer this afternoon.  She was fifty-seven.


Sponichi is reporting that Kentaro Nishimura will start the season as the team closer until Yuya Kubo is fully ready to take over.


The Giants announced that Giants Academy will hold a baseball clinic on May 6 for kids between five and six years old.

Yomiuri Giants: March 5, 2012

by on Mar.05, 2012 @ 11:35 pm, under NPB
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Shun Tono worked out at Giants Stadium today.  He is scheduled to start and toss four to five innings in tomorrow's exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp.


Yuya Kubo faced live hitters for about ten minutes during indoor workouts today.

Tatsunori Hara spoke to reporters at Haneda Airport today and said that the team will figure out his comeback schedule after they have a chance to see him pitche in a Ni-gun game on March 20.


The Giants called up Jin Nakatani and sent Tomoya Ichikawa down to Ni-gun today.


Tatsunori Hara has been messing around with the batting order.  His next version will likely be, for the top half: Hayato Sakamoto, John Bowker, Hisayoshi Chono, Shinnosuke Abe, and Shuichi Murata.


Nikkan Sports and Sponichi figure Tetsuya Utsumi and Hirokazu Sawamura will pitch in the home opener (March 30 - April 1 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome) and Toshiya Sugiuchi and D.J. Houlton in the road opener (April 3 - April 5 vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium).

Sponichi also adds that Ryosuke Miyaguni could start the final game of the home opener.


Kyoiku League game vs Rakuten on Sunday: Dicky Gonzalez tossed three shutout innings while allowing two hits; Taishi Ota started in center and batted first and went 0-for-4. (Sponichi)