According to Nikkan Sports, the Yomiuri Giants are looking into thirty-one-year-old outfielder Leslie Anderson, based on reports out of Central and South America.
The Giants may have considered bringing John Bowker back next season, but left him off their list of reserved players. This could be an indication that they are thinking about other options.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/5/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Seibu Lions are looking into right-handed pitcher Michael Bowden (27). The Lions see him as a possible candidate to close. They like that he may have had some exposure to Japanese culture through players like Kyuji Fujikawa (Chicago), Daisuke Matsuzaka (Boston), and Junichi Tazawa (Boston).
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2013
UPDATE @ 10:20pm -
According to the latest reports, the Lions could make announcement of a deal within the next few days.
Source: Sponichi 12/3/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Seibu Lions are interested in right-handed pitcher Greg Reynolds (28). With Hideaki Wakui exercising his FA option and likely moving on to another team, the Lions are in the market for a right-handed pitcher that can start.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/27/2013
UPDATE 10:58pm -
The Lions announced that they agreed to terms with Reynolds. They like signed him to a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars. He is scheduled to get a physical in December and is expected to visit Japan some time in the beginning of the year.
Source: Sponichi 11/27/2013
The 2013 MVP Award winners were announced tonight.
The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they will not sign Matt Clark (26) and Warner Madrigal (29) to contracts for the 2014 season.
Source: Sponichi 11/24/2013
According to Nikkan Sports, the Chunichi Dragons are looking into left-handed pitcher Nelson Payano (31). Payano played for Chunichi in 2009 under Hiromitsu Ochiai. He left after the season for a number of reasons, including money -- the Dragons offered him US$200,000 but he wanted, at the very least, US$250,000 -- and a dislike for long practice hours.
Payano could end up being a replacement for Warner Madrigal (the Dragons have decided not to re-sign him).
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/24/2013
According Nikkan Sports, the Chunichi Dragons are interested in thirty-one-year-old infielder Anderson Hernandez. Head coach Shigekazu Mori is in the Dominican Republic checking on various talent. Hernandez was one of them. Sponichi adds that the Dragons have begun negotiations with the infielder.
And Dan from MyKBO tweeted the following:
Heard This NPB Version: The Chunichi Dragons signed Anderson Hernandez #NPB #Chunichi
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions vs Rakuten Eagles @ Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium - 19:35
Starters: N. Figueroa - Miyagawa, Sho
Attendance: 4720 | Time: 2h25m
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they will not offer Wil Ledezma a contract for the 2014 season.
Source: official announcement
UPDATE @ 11:07pm -
According to Sports Hochi, he was placed on waivers, as per Ledezma's request.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/18/2013
Rakuten Eagles vs Canberra Cavalry @ Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium - 14:05
Starters: Nagai, Satoshi - C. Motta
Attendance: 4211 | Time: 2h56m