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[1/18/2016] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Rafael Dolis

by on Jan.18, 2016 @ 7:31 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Rafael Dolis. According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen. He was assigned the uniform number 98.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 1/18/2016

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[1/13/2016] Chiba Lotte Marines reach agreement with Yamaico Navarro Perez

by on Jan.13, 2016 @ 7:26 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old infielder Yamaico Navarro Perez. He has been assigned the uniform number 17. According to media reports, the two sides most likely agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.2 million US dollars. He is expected to compete for a job at either second or third base.

Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 1/13/2016

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[1/8/2016] Nippon Ham Fighters reach deal with Anthony Bass

by on Jan.08, 2016 @ 9:21 am, under NPB
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According to a report by Sponichi, the Nippon Ham Fighters are close to finalizing a contract with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Anthony Bass. An announcement could be made within the next few days. The Fighters see Bass as not only a reliever, but also a potential arm for the starting rotation.

Source: Sponichi 1/8/2016

[UPDATE @ 7:53pm]

The Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with Bass. They assigned him the uniform number 52.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE @ 11:33pm]

According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 100 million yen.

Source: Chunichi Sports 1/8/2016

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[1/7/2016] Hanshin Tigers finalize contract with Marcos Mateo

by on Jan.07, 2016 @ 4:25 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they finalized their contract with thirty-one-year-old pitcher Marcos Mateo. The two sides reached an agreement on December 22, 2015, but had to wait for him to formally become available. The Tigers see Mateo as an option to replace Seung-Hwan Oh at closer.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 1/7/2016

[UPDATE @ 10:55pm]

According to Daily Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated seventy-five million yen and the uniform number 38.

Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2016

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[12/24/2015] Yakult Swallows reach agreements with Davies, Lueke, Perez

by on Dec.24, 2015 @ 6:48 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows announced that they reached agreements with thirty-two-year-old pitcher Kyle Davies, thirty-one-year-old pitcher Josh Lueke, and thirty-year-old pitcher Luis Perez. Davies was assigned the uniform number 34, Lueke the number 53, and Perez the number 13. According to the media, all three players agreed to one-year deals. Davies' contract is worth an estimated 600,000 US dollars, Lueke's 300,000 US dollars, and Perez's 450,0000 US dollars.

The Swallows have yet to post an announcement at their official website.

Source: Chunichi Sports 12/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 12/24/2015

[12/24/2015] Hiroshima Carp finalize contract with Jay Jackson

by on Dec.24, 2015 @ 6:25 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they finalized a contract with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Jay Jackson. They also assigned him the uniform number 58. According to media reports, the two sides agreement on a contract worth 600,000 US dollars and a signing bonus of 75,000 US dollars.

The Carp also released uniform numbers for their new foreign player additions:

  • Hector Luna 5
  • Jason Pridie 13
  • Bradin Hagens 66

Source: official announcement (Jackson), official announcement (uniform number), Chunichi Sports 12/24/2015

[12/21/2015] Orix Buffaloes reach agreement with Erik Cordier

by on Dec.21, 2015 @ 5:18 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they reached an agreement with Erik Cordier. He has been assigned the uniform number 52. No other information is currently known.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/21/2015

[UPDATE @ 11:16pm]

The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Daily Sports 12/21/2015