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[6/27/2015] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreement with Duane Below, pending physical

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 6:42 pm, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Duane Below, pending a physical. According to media reports, the two side agreed to a contract through to the end of the season worth an estimated thirty million yen. The agreement is also said to include a club option for the 2016 season.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 6/27/2015, Sports Hochi 6/27/2015

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[6/26/2015] Yokohama Bay Stars interested in Duane Below

by on Jun.27, 2015 @ 1:59 am, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Duane Below. Nikkan Sports is reporting that the two sides may have already agreed to basic terms and that Yokohama could make an announcement of the new addition within the next few days. The Bay Stars have been looking for a left-handed pitcher for the starting rotation.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/26/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2015

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Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2006 20 DET Rk,A- 2 0 1.000 2.09 17 6 2 0 0 0 43.0 38 14 10 1 15 0 38 0 0 2 180 1.233
2007 21 DET A 13 5 .722 2.97 26 26 0 0 0 0 145.2 128 54 48 6 58 0 160 3 2 9 608 1.277
2008 22 DET A+ 8 7 .533 4.46 27 26 0 0 0 0 133.1 144 75 66 10 70 0 126 2 2 6 594 1.605
2009 23 DET A+,AA 2 4 .333 2.70 8 8 0 0 0 0 40.0 29 15 12 5 20 0 45 0 0 3 171 1.225
2010 24 DET AA 7 12 .368 4.93 28 28 0 0 0 0 126.0 137 78 69 17 37 0 103 3 2 6 544 1.381
2011 25 DET AAA 9 4 .692 3.13 18 18 0 0 0 0 115.0 99 42 40 12 37 0 83 5 0 0 472 1.183
2011 25 DET AL 0 2 .000 4.34 14 2 4 0 0 0 29.0 28 16 14 2 11 2 14 1 0 2 127 1.345
2012 26 DET AAA 1 2 .333 6.23 4 4 0 0 0 0 17.1 24 12 12 3 12 0 7 0 0 1 82 2.077
2012 26 DET AL 2 1 .667 3.88 27 1 7 0 0 0 46.1 49 25 20 6 8 0 29 1 1 1 189 1.230
2013 27 MIA-DET Fgn,AAA 9 9 .500 2.95 28 25 1 0 0 1 146.2 137 63 48 5 51 3 106 2 1 3 614 1.282
2013 27 MIA NL 0 1 .000 10.13 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 6 3 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 15 3.000
2014 28 DET AAA 8 5 .615 3.70 22 21 0 0 0 0 116.2 124 51 48 11 41 0 62 4 1 1 494 1.414
2015 29 NYM AAA 4 3 .571 2.19 11 5 0 2 1 0 49.1 46 14 12 4 8 1 28 0 0 4 197 1.095
MLB 2 4 .333 4.27 43 3 11 0 0 0 78.0 83 44 37 8 21 3 45 2 1 3 331 1.333
MiLB 63 51 .553 3.52 189 167 3 2 1 1 933.0 906 418 365 74 349 4 758 19 8 35 3956 1.345

[6/22/2015] Orix Buffaloes reach agreement with Johermyn Chavez

by on Jun.22, 2015 @ 6:43 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old outfielder Johermyn Jose Chavez. He was assigned the uniform number 98. According to some media reports, the two sides agreed to a salary worth an estimated 4.2 million yen.

The Buffaloes also announced that Alex Ramirez will be joining their staff as a roving adviser. He will continue to work with Gunma as their senior director.

Source: official announcement (Orix), official announcement (Gunma), Sports Hochi 6/22/2015, Jiji Press 6/22/2015

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[6/18/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Mitch Lively

by on Jun.19, 2015 @ 12:46 am, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Mitch Lively. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract through to the end of the season worth an estimated thirty million yen. He has been assigned the uniform number 55.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 6/18/2015

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[6/17/2015] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Nelson Perez

by on Jun.17, 2015 @ 5:50 pm, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old outfielder Nelson Perez. The following statement was posted by the Ishikawa Million Stars, the team Perez was playing for before he signed with Hanshin:

I am very happy and grateful for everything million stars done for me. thanks alot . I'm very happy for the opportunity Hanshin taigers giving me. I promise to do my best to help the team to win the champion in front of Japanese number one Hanshin fan this year thanks.

Source: official announcement (Hanshin), official announcement (Ishikawa)

[UPDATE 6/19 @ 4:00am]

According to at least two reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated ten million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 6/18/2015, Sponichi 6/18/2015

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[6/16/2015] Nippon Ham Fighters closing in on agreement with Mitch Lively

by on Jun.16, 2015 @ 4:33 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters are reportedly close signing twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Mitch Lively. One Nippon Ham official left Japan for the United States on June 14. Assistant General Manager Masao Kida followed on Monday. They are expected to finalize an agreement with Lively. An announcement could be made within the next few days.

One or more reports out of the United States have mentioned that Lively was going to sign with the Hanshin Tigers, including this one by Robert Murray of Baseball Essential, but the Fighters apparently managed to put together a more attractive package.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/16/2015

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[5/22/2015] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Mitch Dening

by on May.22, 2015 @ 11:10 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement with Mitch Dening. A press conference will be held after he joins the team at a later date.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 5/22/2015

[UPDATE 5/26 @ 7:13pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Dening on May 26. He was assigned the uniform number 71. The two sides agreed to a contract that runs through to the end of the current season and is worth an estimated 3.6 million yen plus incentives.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/26/2015, Sponichi 5/26/2015

[5/18/2015] Yakult Swallows interested in Mitch Dening

by on May.19, 2015 @ 4:50 am, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows are interested in twenty-six-year-old outfielder Mitch Dening. He is currently playing for the BC League's Niigata Albirex Baseball Club. According to reports from the media, the Swallows are waiting for results from a physical. They could make an announcement of a deal within the next few days if everything is in order.

Source: Sanspo 5/18/2015, Sponichi 5/18/2015

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[4/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Juan Francisco

by on Apr.21, 2015 @ 7:43 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants announced on Tuesday that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old infielder Juan Francisco. He was assigned the uniform number 21. According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 140 million yen (or an estimated 1.2 million US dollars).

Francisco is scheduled to arrive in Japan on April 22.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 4/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/21/2015, Sponichi 4/21/2015, Sponichi 4/22/2015

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[4/10/2015] Yomiuri Giants interested in infielder Juan Francisco

by on Apr.10, 2015 @ 12:54 pm, under NPB
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The media learned on Thursday that the Yomiuri Giants are looking into infielder Juan Francisco (27) as an option to help bolster their infield and offense. The Giants are looking for help at first and third with Shinnosuke Abe returning to catcher and Shuichi Murata struggling at the plate. If discussions between the two sides go smoothly, it could just be a matter of waiting for Francisco to get a physical before a deal is finalized.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2015

[UPDATE 4/12 @ 6:32am]

According to a report by Sponichi on April 11, the Giants may be fairly close to finalizing deal with Francisco. There are only a few things remaining, like a physical.

Source: Sponichi 4/11/2015

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