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[7/31/2015] Rakuten Eagles reach agreement with Agustin Murillo

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-three-year-old infielder Agustin Murillo. He has been assigned the uniform number 90. According to Nikkan Sports, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an esimated ten million yen.

Murillo participated in a tryout with the Eagles last year during fall camp in Kurashiki. The team is hoping Murillo can provide some help at third since Ginji's status is still uncertain.

Rakuten also announced that they added Ikusei pitcher Tomohiro Umetsu to the seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 139 to 92. His contract will be worth an estimated six million yen.

Source: official announcement (Murillo), Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015, Daily Sports 7/31/2015official announcement (Umetsu)

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[7/30/2015] Chiba Lotte Marines to sign Cha-Seung Baek

by on Jul.30, 2015 @ 3:09 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they are going to sign thirty-five-year-old pitcher Cha-Seung Baek. He has been assigned the uniform number 55.

Lotte gave Baek a tryout at QVC Marine on July 28. He was playing for the BC League's Musashi Heat Bears this year.

According to a report by Daily Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated five million yen.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 7/30/2015

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[7/25/2015] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Alex Castellanos

by on Jul.26, 2015 @ 9:18 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants announced on July 25 that they reached an agreement twenty-eight-year-old outfielder Alex Castellanos. He was assigned the uniform number ninety-three. He is set to arrive on July 27. A press conference will be held on the same day. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a deal through to the end of the season worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars.

Source: official announcementSponichi 7/25/2015, Daily Sports 7/25/2015, Daily Sports 7/26/2015Sports Hochi 7/26/2015

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[7/17/2015] Alex Castellanos headed to Japan according to ESPN

by on Jul.17, 2015 @ 3:47 pm, under NPB
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ESPN's Adam Rubin is reporting that Alex Castellanos (28) is headed to Japan. No mention to which team, but the Rakuten Eagles and Yomiuri Giants seem like possibilities.

Source: ESPN 7/17/2015

UPDATE 7/18 @ 7:40am

According to a number of media reports, the Yomiuri Giants were looking into Castellanos and were planning to make an effort to acquire him. A number of other players were on their list, like Carlos Peguero, but Castellanos came out on top.

Source: Sponichi 7/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/18/2015, Daily Sports 7/18/2015

[7/13/2015] Chunichi Dragons announce additions of Naylor and Perez

by on Jul.13, 2015 @ 4:50 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons held a press conference today to announce the additions of Drew Naylor and Rafael Perez. Naylor was assigned the uniform number 54 and Perez the number 49. According to media reports, both players were signed to contracts through to the end of the season. Naylor's contract is worth an estimated 100,000 US dollars. Perez agreed to a contract and signing bonus worth the same amount.

Source: official tweet, official Facebook postDaily Sports 7/13/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/13/2015, Sanspo 7/13/2015

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[7/10/2015] Chunichi interested in Rafael Perez, could be close to agreement

by on Jul.10, 2015 @ 3:41 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons are interested in thirty-three-year-old pitcher Rafael Perez. The Dragons like Perez because he has experience as a starter and a reliever. They also like that he is a left-handed pitcher. According to a report by Nikkan Sports, Perez is scheduled to arrive in Japan in a day or two. An announcement and press conference could be made and held fairly quickly.

The Dragons are still said to be interested in Kagawa's Drew Naylor as well. It is possible they could sign both pitchers to bolster their pitching staff.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2015, Sports Hochi 7/10/2015

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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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