Tag: Hayden Penn
The Seibu Lions announced that they signed Jose Ortiz (35) and Brian Sikorski (38) to contracts for the 2013 season. Ortiz will return to Seibu after joining the team in June this year; his uniform number will change from fourteen to eight. Sikorski took a tryout with the team during fall camp and passed. Source: official announcement
UPDATE 12/1 @ 10:23am - Ortiz's deal: 34 million yen plus performance bonuses. Sikorski's deal: 25 million yen plus performance bonuses. Source: Sanspo 12/1/2012
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they informed Doug Mathis and Hayden Penn they will not be offered contracts for the 2013 season. Source: official announcement
Edgar Gonzalez was left off the Yomiuri Giants' reserved list and will become a free agent. Dicky Gonzalez has also been released and will not be returning next season. Source: Sanspo 11/30/2012
The Marines announced today that Hayden Penn started complaining of right elbow pain and will be returning to the US got an evaluation. There is no timetable for his return to Japan.
Source: Sponichi 7/24/2012
Carlos Rosa - 2011 Season
Hayden Penn - 2011 Season
Hayden Penn returned to the US today and there's a good chance he'll return to the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2012.
Sponichi mentions that the Chiba Lotte Marines have decided to hold onto Hayden Penn and Carlos Rosa for the 2012 season.
The jury is still out on Bill Murphy and Jose Castillo.
UPDATE @ 9:58am - Nikkan Sports notes that Penn's contract has already been extended and that Rosa has another year on his contract. They also think there's a good chance Murphy and Castillo won't return.
Nikkan Sports is reporting that Tae-Kyun Kim could miss the rest of the season with what appears to be a fairly severe back problem. An unnamed club rep said, "His back is apparently in pretty bad shape. He might get better with treatment, but a return this year might not be possible."
The article also mentions that Hayden Penn might be 2-3 days away from picking up a baseball and that he's currently scheduled to return to Japan in mid-July.
UPDATE @ 3:52pm - The Marines hold an option on Kim for the 2012 season (2 year deal + a club option for a third). An unnamed club rep told reporters that since he was a foreign player, he had to show he could put up results before they exercised the option. So it would seem Kim's option year could be in jeopardy depending on whether or not he's able to make it back this season.
Sponichi also has a slightly longer quote regarding Kim's current condition:
His back is apparently in pretty bad shape. He might get better with treatment, but it'll probably takes 2 months after that until he's ready to return. He might not able to make it back this season.
Kim is schedule to get his back examined and a lot will depend on what the doctors tell him.
Hayden Penn returned to the US today in order to get his left elbow cleaned out. While Penn most likely won't be able to throw for about a month, he probably return to Japan after about 20 days.
In other team injury-related news:
Tae-Kyun Kim was taken off the active roster today with a sprain in his right wrist (the pain wasn't going). Lotte is hopeful he'll be able to return in 10 days.
Bill Murphy and Hayden Penn are expected to return to Japan today and rejoin the team tomorrow. The Marines also don't seem to be too worried about the condition the two players will return in as it seems they received e-mail from both players saying that they kept up their training schedules (bullpens, running).
Tae-Kyun Kim will be returning to Japan on the 27th. Kim has been staying sharp by practicing with the Lotte Giants' (KBO) minor league team.
Bill Murphy and Hayden Penn will return sometime early next month.
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they gave Tae-Kyun Kim, Hayden Penn, and Bill Murphy permission to return to their respective countries; all three should are expected back in about a week.
Akira Ishikawa (operations director) - "We have some time since there will be a delay to the season. We gave them permission to leave after considering their families and their emotional states."
The Seibu Lions also decided to allow Ming-Chieh Hsu to return to Taiwan for 2-3 days.