The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-four-year-old outfielder Garrett Jones. According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an 2.5 million US dollars. He was assigned the uniform number 5.
2016 Exhibition Game Schedule
The Hiroshima Carp are close to signing twenty-six-year-old pitcher Bradin Hagens. They are expected to finalize a formal agreement within the next few days.
Source: Sanspo 12/11/2015
[UPDATE 12/14 @ 2:56pm]
Hiroshima formally announced that they reached an agreement with Hagens. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 475,000 US dollars plus incentives.
|Hanshin||11/21||43,000||Retirement ceremonies for three players: Akihito Fujii, Kentaro Sekimoto, and Ryo Watanabe. ... Yanase Hanshin Tigers MVP: Kosuke Fukudome. ... 2016 team slogan announcement: 超変革: Fighting Spirit. ... Fan Appreciation Day MVP: Ryota Imanari (second year in a row).||LINK||Official details, Sanspo 11/22/2015, Sponichi 11/22/2015, Sponichi 11/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/21/2015 (photos)|
|Lotte||11/22||24,000||Science with Takuya Furuya and Eisuke Tanaka.||PLTV||Official details, Sponichi 11/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015 (photos)|
|Nippon Ham||11/22||36,380||Talk and autograph sessions with fans.||1, 2, 3||Official details, Official recap, Daily Sports 11/22/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2015,|
|Hiroshima||11/23||32,500||Retirement ceremony for: Akihiro Higashide ... Revealed 2016 team slogan: 真赤激: Burn it up! (Makkageki)||Official details, Official announcement, Official recap, Tokyo Sports 11/23/2015, Daily Sports 11/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015 (photos)|
|Orix||11/23||22,110||Unveiled new uniforms. ... Retirement ceremony for Keiichi Hirano.||PLTV||Official details, Daily Sports 11/23/2015, Sponichi 11/23/2015, Sanspo 11/24/2015|
|Rakuten||11/23||15,353||Retirement ceremonies for three players: Makoto Moriyama, Tomohiro Umetsu, and Wataru Nishimura.||PLTV||Official details, Official recap, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015|
|Seibu||11/23||53,100||PLTV||Official details, Official recap, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015|
|Softbank||11/23||38,765||Yanase Fukuoke Softbank Hawks MVP: Yuki Yanagita. ... Retirement ceremony for Kazuyuki Hoashi.||PLTV||Official details, Official recap, Daily Sports 11/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015 (photos)|
|Yakult||11/23||41,500||Unveiled new uniforms. ... 2015 Swallows Buzzwords: 1st place - Yakult Style, 2nd place - Yakult Smile, 3rd place - Triple Three.||Official details, ZakZak 11/23/2015, Sponichi 11/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015 (photos)|
|Yomiuri||11/23||45,778||Retirement ceremony for six players: Hirokazu Ibata, Tatsuhiko Kinjo, Takahiro Aoki, Takahiko Nomaguchi, Fuminori Yokogawa, and Tomoya Inzen. ... And a special retirement ceremony for Yoshinobu Takahashi. Faced Tomoyuki Sugano in one at bat. Shinnosuke Abe was the catcher. Takahashi hit the second pitch he saw toward left-center. He was tossed into the air six times by teammates. ... Shigeo Nagashima was a special guest. ... Home run derby. ... The 2015 draft class was introduced to fans.||Official details, Takahashi retirement ceremony official recap, Tokyo Sports 11/23/2015, Sports Hochi 11/23/2015, Sponichi 11/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2015 (photos)|
|Chunichi||11/28||28,000||Home run derby: Atsushi Fujii vs Ryosuke Hirata. Derby ended with no home runs for both hitters. Motonobu Tanishige broke the tie with a "pinch-hit" home run. Masahiko Morino and Michihiro Ogasawara also took turns at the plate, but Tanishige was the only player to hit a home run.||Official details, Official recap, Nikkan Sports 11/28/2015 (photos), Nikkan Sports 11/28/2015, Nikkan Sports 11/29/2015, Sports Hochi 11/28/2015|
|Yokohama||11/28||36,196||New fan appreciation day attendance record. Since DeNA took over: 10,600 in 2012, 22,353 in 2013, and 23,155 in 2014.||Official details, Daily Sports 11/28/2015|
Seibu Lions 2015 Draft Class
The Lions held a press conference in Tokorozawa, Saitama on December 11 to introduce their 2015 draft class.
Yakult Swallows 2015 Draft Class
The Swallows held a press conference at Yakult Hall in Minato, Tokyo on December 11 to introduce their 2015 draft class.
Chiben Gakuen High School
Ryukoku Daigaku Heian High School
Kochi Chuo High School
Senshu Daigaku Matsudo High School
Salaries are estimates made by the media.
The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with former Lotte Luis Cruz.
Source: official announcement
[UPDATE @ 7:00pm]
According to Tokyo Sports, the two sides agreed on a two-year deal worth a total four million US dollars. He is expected to get the uniform number 11.
Source: Tokyo Sports 12/11/2015
Chunichi Dragons 2015 Draft Class
The Dragons held a press conference in Nagoya on December 11 to introduce their 2015 draft class.
[12/11/2015] Sanspo: Players drafted out of high school that reach 200M yen within their first six years
Sanspo published a salary progression chart for players drafted out of high school that became 200-million-yen players within their first six years.
The Seibu Lions announced earlier today that they reached an agreement with thirty-six-year-old pitcher Andy Van Hekken. He was assigned the uniform number 47. A press conference will be held in January.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract that will be worth about 140 million yen.