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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

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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

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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

Yomiuri Giants closing in on a deal with Edgar Gonzalez

by on May.14, 2012 @ 1:44 pm, under NPB
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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.

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NPB Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 YOM 100 327 289 26 76 18 1 12 132 44 2 2 2 1 34 1 67 7 .263 .342 .457 .798
Totals 100 327 289 26 76 18 1 12 132 44 2 2 2 1 34 1 67 7 .263 .342 .457 .798

2012 Stats

Level Org G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
AAA CHC 9 28 1 8 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 4 .286 .333 .393 726

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Also mentioned by fighting ham.

Edgar Gonzalez has agreed to a deal with Yomiuri, says brother Adrian

by on May.02, 2012 @ 2:12 pm, under NPB
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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."

Lee and Edgar won’t be returning to the Yomuiri Giants next year

by on Nov.16, 2010 @ 10:56 pm, under NPB
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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.

Yomiuri Giants: Edgar, Dicky leave Japan

by on Oct.26, 2010 @ 5:38 pm, under NPB
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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.

Yomiuri Giants sign Edgar Gonzalez to 1-year deal

by on Jan.07, 2010 @ 12:57 pm, under NPB
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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.

2009 Season

Tm Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
SD A+ 5 14 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .571 904
SD AAA 6 18 3 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .458 .444 902
SD MLB 82 153 16 33 8 2 4 18 1 2 11 36 3 0 0 2 5 .216 .278 .373 651

Career Totals

Lvl G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
MLB 193 478 54 122 23 2 11 51 2 5 36 112 5 1 0 3 16 .255 .312 .381 693
MiLB 893 3069 439 910 207 29 66 423 81 54 378 605 36 12 16 34 80 .297 .376 .447 823

Baseball Cube

=== 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.