Tag: Edgar Gonzalez
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
According to Sports Hochi, the Yomiuri Giants are close to signing a deal with Edgar Gonzalez. The Giants have already set aside the number 42.
UPDATE @ 8:52pm - According to published reports (like Sponichi, Nikkan Sports, and Sanspo), the Giants will sign Gonzalez to a one-year deal worth an estimated 25M yen. He will be assigned the number forty-two and will be registered as "Edgar."
UPDATE 5/18 @ 10:32pm - The Giants held a press conference for Gonzalez today at Giants Stadium in Kawasaki.
A number of media sites, including Daily Sports and Sponichi, are reporting that Edgar Gonzalez has agreed to a deal with the Yomiuri Giants based on the following quote from his brother, Adrian Gonzalez: "I do not know what is going on with the actual contract ... but I hear that he has already agreed with Yomiuri. I believe he plans to head to Japan some time next week."
According to a number of reports (like Nikkan Sports, Sponichi, Sports Hochi) the Yomiuri Giants are looking into Edgar Gonzalez. The Giants like Gonzalez because he can play multiple positions, has knowledge of the NPB (he played for the Giants in 2010), and bats right-handed.
Gonzalez was released by the Chicago Cubs on April 29.
In addition to Marc Kroon, the Yomiuri Giants will not be offering contract extensions to Seung-Yeop Lee and Edgar Gonzalez. Both Kroon and Lee have said that they would like to continue playing in Japan
The Giants are also currently in the middle of negotiations with Seth Greisinger. At this point, all signs seem to indicate Greisinger not returning in 2011.
Edgar Gonzalez and Dicky Gonzalez both left for their homes today.
E. Gonzalez left for the US and told reporters that while he would like to play in the Majors next year, he'd also like to play in Japan as well.
Before leaving for Puerto Rico, D. Gonzalez said that despite giving it his best, he still had a poor season and felt badly for it. He also said that he wanted to work hard during the off-season so that he can meet everyone's expectations next season.
The Yomiuri Giants are in pursuit of 31-year-old infielder, Edgar Gonzalez. If his exam comes back clean, the club plans on offering him a contract.
Gonzalez was initially drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2000 and then made his way through 5 other organizations since then. Of the 6 teams he played for, the Padres were the only team that used him at the MLB level.
The Giants are hoping to fill their hole at second base with Gonzalez.
=== UPDATE 1/9/2010 12:14am
The Giants have officially signed Gonzalez to a 1-year deal worth 46.5M yen ($500,000). He was also assigned the number 38. He will be registered as "E. Gonzalez" in the player registry and his name will appear as "エドガー" (Edgar) on the scoreboard.