The Yakult Swallows announced today that they finalized 2015 contracts for Tony Barnette (31), Orlando Roman (36), Wladimir Balentien (30), and Lastings Milledge (29).
Barnette and Roman agreed to new one-year deals. Barnette's contract is worth an estimated 1.55 million US dollars (about 186.6 million yen, up 18 million yen), Roman's 430,000 US dollars (about 52 milion yen, 11.6 million yen).
Balentien will be in the second year of a three-year deal. He will make an estimated 2.5 million US dollars next season (about 300 million yen, up 90 million yen from this year). Milledge will be in the final year of a two-year deal. He will make an estimated 1.9 million US dollars (about 228 million yen, up 81 million yen from this year).
Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 12/4/2014, Daily Sports 12/4/2014, Sponichi 12/5/2014
[UPDATE 12/6 @ 8:38pm]
In dollars: Balentien's contract increased 500,000 from 2.0 million to 2.5 million. Milledge's increased 800,000 from 1.1 million to 1.9 million. The exchange rate can complicate conversions into yen, especially when there are large fluctuations (the rate was $1 = 104yen on January 1 and $1 = 119yen on December 4).
Source: ZakZak 12/6/2014