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11/30/2012: Jose Ortiz, Brian Sikorski, Doug Mathis, Hayden Penn, Edgar Gonzalez, Dicky Gonzalez

by on Nov.30, 2012 @ 10:25 pm, under NPB
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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

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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

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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

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Seibu Lions close to re-signing Ortiz, German, and Williams

by on Nov.22, 2012 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Seibu Lions' team director Haruhiko Suzuki spoke to reporters today and said the team was close to re-signing Jose Ortiz (35), Esteban German (34), and Randy Williams (37) to contracts for the 2013 season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2012

In other team news...

The Lions announced a list of uniform number changes: Ortiz from 14 to 8; Masamitsu Hirano from 19 to 23; Ryo Hayashizaki from 00 to 45; Fumikazu Kimura from 41 to 51; and Michael Nakamura from 69 to 121.  New Ikusei players Anyenil Mendoza and Abner Abreu were assigned the numbers 124 and 125, respectively.  Source: official announcement

Shotaro Tashiro lost ten kilograms over the course of the regular season and plans to regain it during the winter.  Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2012

Hisanobu Watanabe feels Tatsuya Oishi and Ryo Sakata could become key players next year -- Oishi out of the bullpen and Sakata in the outfield.  Source: Sanspo 11/22/2012

Hiroyuki Nakajima returned to Japan today and is scheduled to attend fan appreciation day on Friday.  Source: Sponichi 11/22/2012

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Seibu Lions sign thirty-four-year-old Jose Ortiz

by on Jun.06, 2012 @ 6:35 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed thirty-four-year-old INF Jose Ortiz.  The Lions will hold a press conference on Thursday to announce their newest acquisition.

UPDATE 6/7 @ 4:39pm - The Lions held a press conference for Ortiz at the team offices in Tokorozawa today.  The two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 16M yen.  Ortiz was assigned the number 14.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2012

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NPB Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG
2003 ORI 127 517 470 70 120 29 2 33 252 86 4 4 2 5 36 4 84 13 .255 .311 .536
2004 ORI 128 526 477 70 138 28 0 24 238 71 4 4 0 2 40 7 87 11 .289 .352 .499
2007 LOT 67 272 250 33 71 18 0 7 110 39 2 3 0 3 19 0 51 3 .284 .331 .440
2008 LOT 100 373 337 52 97 21 1 11 153 37 1 1 1 2 32 1 61 8 .288 .349 .454
2009 SOF 109 458 411 54 116 24 2 20 204 74 2 1 0 8 36 3 81 8 .282 .338 .496
2010 SOF 117 457 415 63 112 19 0 24 203 81 1 0 1 3 31 7 91 8 .270 .329 .489
2011 SOF 80 205 186 11 40 9 0 7 70 15 0 1 0 2 16 1 44 8 .215 .278 .376
Totals 728 2808 2546 353 694 148 5 126 1230 403 14 14 4 25 210 23 499 59 .273 .331 .483

2012 Stats

Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
SAL MEX .252 28 103 15 26 6 0 4 22 44 6 23 0 0 .297 .427 .724
MVA MEX .296 15 54 5 16 5 0 3 11 30 6 12 0 1 .377 .556 .933
  .268 43 157 20 42 11 0 7 33 74 12 35 0 1 .326 .471 .797
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Chiba Lotte Marines: Jose Ortiz, Saburo

by on Dec.04, 2011 @ 10:52 am, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, the Chiba Lotte Mariners are looking into former Softbank Hawk Jose Ortiz (34).  Lotte feels Ortiz might be able to help fill their power needs.  They also feel comfortable about his established presence.

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Team official Nobuhira Hayashi told reporters on Saturday that the team is prepared to give up compensation to the Yomiuri Giants for signing Saburo.

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Softbank Hawks: D.J. Houlton to become a free agent

by on Nov.30, 2011 @ 8:23 pm, under NPB
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A number of sources, including Nikkan Sports, Sanspo, and Sponichi, are reporting that D.J. Houlton will become a free agent.  The Softbank Hawks will continue to negotiate with Houlton but there is also a good chance that he will be approached by other teams.

As for the other foreign players: Alex Cabrera and Brian Falkenborg will remain with the team while Jose Ortiz and Yhency Brazoban move on.

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2011 Season - D.J. Houlton

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 26 19 6 0 0 3 2 .760 680 172.1 132 8 36 0 7 121 2 0 43 42 2.19
Ni-gun 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 .000 22 6.0 4 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 1.50
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Softbank Hawks: Houlton, Falkenborg, Cabrera, Ortiz, Brazoban return to their homes

by on Nov.22, 2011 @ 9:43 pm, under NPB
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D.J. Houlton (US), Brian Falkenborg (US), Jose Ortiz (US/Dominican Republic), Alex Cabrera (Venezuela), and Yhency Brazoban (Dominican Republic) all left for their respective homes today.

Before leaving, Houlton spoke to reporters and said, "If the terms are good, there is no doubt that this (Fukuoka) is where I want to return."

Falkenborg and Cabrera are expected to remain with the team; Ortiz and Brazoban are likely on their way out.

Softbank Hawks will likely let Jose Ortiz go

by on Nov.21, 2011 @ 9:37 pm, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports reports that unless 34-year-old Jose Ortiz takes a fairly big pay cut, he most likely won't be returning with the team next season.  With Alex Cabrera still under contract (he signed a 2-year deal before the start of the 2011 season) and the Hawks already looking into other foreign alternatives, Ortiz's days in a Softbank uniform may be numbered.

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Softbank Hawks: Wada, Kawasaki likely to exercise FA options

by on Nov.21, 2011 @ 1:05 am, under NPB
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Sponichi is reporting that based on comments from people close to Tsuyoshi Wada and Munenori Kawasaki, the two will likely exercise their international FA options.  A person close to the team also mentioned that Jose Ortiz probably won't return next year.

Not much is known about what Toshiya Sugiuchi will do.

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Softbank Hawks: Jose Ortiz taken off active roster with pain in his left flank

by on Jun.16, 2011 @ 6:56 pm, under NPB
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Jose Ortiz was taken off the active roster today due to pain in his left flank.  Ortiz was hit by a pitch in the area during last night's game against the Chunichi Dragons (Wei-Ying Chen on the mound).

UPDATE @ 10:25pm - Ortiz was actually checked out at a hospital in Nagoya last night, but with no improvement in his condition, he'll be getting checked out again at a hospital in Fukuoka.

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FYI: Tsuyoshi Wada was also taken off the active roster today.  Not for any injury, but because he's not scheduled to pitch any more during Inter-league play.

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