Tag: Foreign Interest
According to reports by Daily Sports and Sponichi, the Yomiuri Giants are looking in left-handed pitcher Chris Seddon (30). The Giants were looking at like Jason Standridge and Brian Wolfe, but with both likely signing with Softbank, they turned their attention to other alternatives.
According to Sponichi, the Yomiuri Giants are looking into thirty-five-year-old outfielder Jason Bay. He has been on the Giants' radar since he was released by the Seattle Marines in August.
According to a number of reports, the Chunichi Dragons will be signing the following three players to one-year contracts: outfielder Alexis Gomez (35), pitcher Nelson Payano (31), and infielder Anderson Hernandez (31). Gomez's contract will be worth an estimated ten million yen. Payano and Hernandez will each likely sign for an estimated twenty-five million yen plus five million yen in signing bonuses.
- [11/24/2013] Chunichi Dragons looking into Nelson Payano
- [11/22/2013] Chunichi Dragons and infielder Anderson Hernandez
According to Nikkan Sports, the Yomiuri Giants are looking into thirty-one-year-old outfielder Leslie Anderson, based on reports out of Central and South America.
The Giants may have considered bringing John Bowker back next season, but left him off their list of reserved players. This could be an indication that they are thinking about other options.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/5/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Seibu Lions are looking into right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden (27). The Lions see him as a possible candidate to close. They like that he may have had some exposure to Japanese culture through players like Kyuji Fujikawa (Chicago), Daisuke Matsuzaka (Boston), and Junichi Tazawa (Boston).
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2013
UPDATE @ 10:20pm -
According to the latest reports, the Lions could make announcement of a deal within the next few days.
Source: Sponichi 12/3/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Seibu Lions are interested in right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds (28). With Hideaki Wakui exercising his FA option and likely moving on to another team, the Lions are in the market for a right-handed pitcher that can start.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/27/2013
UPDATE 10:58pm -
The Lions announced that they agreed to terms with Reynolds. They like signed him to a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars. He is scheduled to get a physical in December and is expected to visit Japan some time in the beginning of the year.
Source: Sponichi 11/27/2013
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they came to terms with twenty-nine-year-old infielder Luis Cruz. He likely signed a one-year deal worth an estimated 750,000 US dollars plus incentives. He has not yet been assigned a number.
The Marines also announced that they re-signed Craig Brazell (33) and Carlos Rosa (29) to contracts for the 2014 season. According to Nikkan Sports, Brazell signed for 850,000 US dollars plus incentives ad Rosa 750,000 US dollars plus incentives.
UPDATE 12/1 @ 4:18am -
According to a Los Angeles Times report by Steve Dilbeck, the contract Cruz signed is actually worth 850,000 US dollars with 150,000 US dollars in incentives.
Source: Los Angeles Times 11/28/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Chunichi Dragons are looking into left-handed pitcher Nelson Payano (31). Payano played for Chunichi in 2009 under Hiromitsu Ochiai. He left after the season for a number of reasons, including money -- the Dragons offered him US$200,000 but he wanted, at the very least, US$250,000 -- and a dislike for long practice hours.
Payano could end up being a replacement for Warner Madrigal (the Dragons have decided not to re-sign him).
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2013
According Nikkan Sports, the Chunichi Dragons are interested in thirty-one-year-old infielder Anderson Hernandez. Head coach Shigekazu Mori is in the Dominican Republic checking on various talent. Hernandez was one of them. Sponichi adds that the Dragons have begun negotiations with the infielder.
And Dan from MyKBO tweeted the following:
Heard This NPB Version: The Chunichi Dragons signed Anderson Hernandez #NPB #Chunichi
The Hanshin Tigers announced on Friday that they signed both Seung Hwan Oh (31) and Mauro Gomez (29).
According to Sanspo, the Tigers signed Oh to a two-year deal worth a total 850 million yen (includes transfer fee). They could also assign him Kyuji Fujikawa's old number (twenty-two).
Asahi Shimbun notes that Gomez got a one-year deal worth 120 million yen. Yutaka Wada made an appearance on Sun TV's Nekketsu Tigers-to on Friday and said he planned to use him at first and that he would have to win the everyday job.
UPDATE @ 6:10am -
The break down on Oh's contract: 200 million yen signing bonus, 300 million yen per year in salary (two years, 600 million), and 50 million yen for the transfer fee to Samsung.
Source: Sponichi 11/23/20123
UPDATE @ 6:28am -
The Tigers could give Gomez the number forty-four.
Source: Sponichi 11/22/2013
UPDATE 11/24 @ 2:49am -
The breakdown on Oh's contract could also be: 100 million yen signing bonus, 250 million yen per year in salary (two years, 500 million), and 250 million for the transfer fee to Samsung
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/23/2013