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[10/3/2013] Chiba Lotte Marines Senryokugai: Yoshimi, Hashimoto, Yamamoto, Yamamuro, Aono, Kudo

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 5:34 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they will not sign the following six players to contracts for the 2014 season: Yuji Yoshimi (35), Kentaro Hashimoto (33), Tetsuya Yamamoto (23), Koshiro Yamamuro (26), Takeshi Aono (30), and Takahito Kudo (32).  Yoshimi, Aono, and Kudo wish to continue playing.  Hashimoto, Yamamoto, and Yamamuro are undecided.

The organization also officially announced they were parting ways with Dicky Gonzalez (34) and Josh Whitesell (31).

Source: official announcement

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[10/3/2013] Chiba Lotte Marines to part ways with Whitesell, Gonzalez

by on Oct.03, 2013 @ 2:16 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to part ways with thirty-four-year-old pitcher Dicky Gonzalez and thirty-one-year-old infielder Josh Whitesell.

Gonzalez pitched in only four Ichi-gun games this season and failed to secure a spot on the active roster.  Whitesell was taken off the active roster on May 6 with a right wrist injury and became expendable when the team signed Craig Brazell in June.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2013

[7/10/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Balentien (YAK), Nakata (HAM), Matsui (RAK), Gonzalez, Whitesell (LOT)

by on Jul.10, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna had his left knee examined today and diagnosed with runner's knee (腸脛靱帯炎).  No problems were detected with his tendons or ligaments.  The inflammation is already starting to go away.

Source: Sponichi 7/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien felt discomfort in his left ankle while running the bases in the 1st inning.  He remained in the game, but was pulled on defense in the 4th as a precaution.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/10/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata reportedly tweaked his right hand during a game against Rakuten on the 9th.  He pushed to the make tonight's starting line-up.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Kazuo Matsui felt some pain in his right hamstring while running the bases on Tuesday.  He was held out of the starting line-up tonight as a precaution and given time to get some treatment on his hamstring.  He is still considered day-to-day.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Dicky Gonzalez started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Tuesday and gave up five runs over two innings of work.  He was later treated for heatstroke.

Source: Sanspo 7/10/2013

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Josh Whitesell was in the US getting a second opinion on his right wrist.  He received the same diagnosis (right wrist sprain) and returned to Japan.  He is scheduled to report to Ni-gun on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 7//10/2013

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[6/20/2013] Injury Updates: Nakamura (Seibu), Padilla (Softbank), Nishida (Rakuten), Whitesell (Lotte)

by on Jun.20, 2013 @ 10:43 pm, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura recovery (left knee surgery) is taking a little longer than expected.  The Lions were initially hoping to have their slugger back for the start of the second-half of the season on July 24 (first game after the All-Star break), but it now seems he might not be ready until some time in mid-August, at the earliest.

Nakamura started taking batting practice while wearing cleats on May 18.  He has also started playing catch while wearing cleats.  He is still taking things slow with his running and fielding workouts.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2013, Sports Hochi 6/20/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2013

Softbank Hawks

Vicente Padilla will miss his next scheduled start (vs Rakuten on the 22nd) because of discomfort in his right shoulder.  Shota Oba will most likely get the start.

Soource: Sports Hochi 6/20/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The NPB announced today that Rakuten's Tetsuro Nishida will not participate in the Fresh All-Star Game because of pain in his lower back.  Takumi Miyoshi will take his spot on the roster.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/20/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Josh Whitesell left Japan out of Narita Airport today.  He is returning to the US to get his right wrist examined.  There is no timetable for his return.

Whitesell hurt his right wrist while hitting during a game against Softbank on May 5.  He was taken off the active roster on the 6th.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2013

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[4/17/2013] Sho Aranami (Yokohama), Josh Whitesell (Lotte), Yusuke Nomura, (Hiroshima)

by on Apr.17, 2013 @ 11:31 pm, under NPB
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Sho Aranami was not only thrown out trying to steal third with two outs in the 7th inning (he ran on his own, there was no signal from the bench) against Hiroshima tonight, he also had to be removed from the game because he hurt his nose and right cheek.   He will undergo a full examination on Thursday.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2013, Sponichi 4/17/2013

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Josh Whitesell (Lotte) was held out of tonight's game against Nippon Ham because of pain in his right wrist.  While he was technically available as a bat off the bench, the team gave him the night off as a precaution.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2013

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The Carp announced today that Yusuke Nomura was diagnosed with a minor injury in his right glenoid labrum.  Nomura has already started playing catch (began on the 16th) and the team does not expect the injury to sideline him for an extended period of time.

Source: Sponichi 4/17/2013

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Chiba Lotte Marines re-sign Ledezma, Rosa, Whitesell

by on Dec.01, 2012 @ 9:08 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they re-signed Wil LedezmaCarlos Rosa, and Josh Whitesell to contracts for the 2013 season.

Ledezma: US$800,000 plus performance bonuses

Rosa: US$350,000 plus performance bonuses -- down from US$400,000

Whitesell: US$850,000 -- up from US$300,000

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/1/2012

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Chiba Lotte Marines would like Josh Whitesell to return next season

by on Sep.23, 2012 @ 11:38 pm, under NPB
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Team president Iekuni Nakamura told reporters that they will attempt to sign Josh Whitesell to an extension for the 2013 season.

Said Nakamura, "[Whitesell] went beyond our expectations.  We are grateful.  It is natural to have expectations for someone that has put up results."

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Josh Whitesell strikes again! This time hits Toru Hosokawa on right shoulder

by on Apr.13, 2012 @ 9:42 pm, under NPB
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Catchers beware.  You might want to sit a little further back away from home plate when Josh Whitesell comes up to bat.

For the second time in as many nights, Whitesell clipped the catcher with his back swing.  This time, it was Toru Hosokawa (Softbank), on the right shoulder.  Hosokawa was treated with ice and then sent to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a contusion on his right shoulder.

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Chiba Lotte Marines close to deals with Whitesell and Greisinger

by on Dec.28, 2011 @ 12:02 pm, under NPB
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Sanspo reports that the Chiba Lotte Marines may be close to deals with both Josh Whitesell (29) and Seth Greisinger (36).  Assuming things go smoothly with Whitesell, a deal could be officially announced as early as today.  The Marines are also expected to make an announcement about Greisinger before the end of the year as well.

UPDATE @ 4:53pm - As Steve mentions below, the deal with Whitesell has been completed and the Marines have posted an official announcement at their website.

Sanspo notes that the deal is worth an estimated US$300,000 (or about 23.4M yen) plus incentives.  A uniform number has not yet been assigned.

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Josh Whitesell - 2011 Season

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 112 348 299 29 74 18 0 12 128 33 0 0 0 3 40 2 6 108 7 .247 .428 .345
Ni-gun 3 9 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 .400 .400 .667