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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.