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[4/3/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreement with Mike Zagurski

by on Apr.04, 2016 @ 2:52 am, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on April  3 that they reached an agreement with Mike Zagurski. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty-five million yen.

Zagurski was a member of the Hiroshima Carp last year. He pitched in nineteen games and recorded a 2.40 ERA over fifteen innings.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 4/3/2016

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[3/12/2016] Hiroshima signs Alejandro Mejia to an Ikusei contract

by on Mar.12, 2016 @ 7:27 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed twenty-three-year-old infielder Alejandro Mejia to an Ikusei contract and assigned him te uniform number 146. According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated 2.34 million yen with a one million yen signing bonus.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 3/12/2016

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[3/9/2016] Hiroshima signs Xavier Batista to an Ikusei contract

by on Mar.10, 2016 @ 1:05 am, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced on March 9 that they signed twenty-four-year-old infielder Xavier Batista out of Carp Academy to an Ikusei contract and assigned him the uniform number 145. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a deal worth 2,346,480 yen with a one million yen signing bonus.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 3/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/9/2016

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[2/23/2016] Orix Buffaloes add Patrick Misch

by on Feb.23, 2016 @ 5:51 pm, under NPB
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The Orix Buffaloes announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-four-year-old pitcher Patrick Misch. He has been assigned the uniform number 25. A press conference is scheduled for February 24.

Source: official annnouncement, Sports Hochi 2/23/2016

[UPDATE 2/24 @ 1:27am]

According to a report at Sanspo, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 550,000 US dollars plus incentives.

Source: Sanspo 2/23/2016

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[2/22/2016] Rakuten Eagles announce agreement with Jonny Gomes

by on Feb.22, 2016 @ 11:05 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old outfielder Jonny Gomes. He has been assigned the uniform number three. According to media reportes, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 200 million yen.

The Eagles had been following Gomes the last few years. They are hoping he can become a core member of their team. He is expected to join the team shortly.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 2/22/2016, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2016

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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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[12/25/2015] Chiba Lotte Marines sign Jason Standridge

by on Dec.25, 2015 @ 2:23 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they signed Jason Standridge. They assigned him the uniform number 55. The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.2 million US dollars.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 12/25/2015, Daily Sports 12/25/2015

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