The Softbank Hawks announced today that Terry Doyle (26), Levi Romero (28), Renyel Pinto (30), Angel Castro (29), Brandon Allen (26), and Josh Short (25) will not be returning to the team next season.
Tag: Levi Romero
by Gen on Oct.20, 2012 @ 4:47 pm, under NPB
Tags: Angel Castro, Brad Allen, Brian Falkenborg, Edison Barrios, Hideki Okajima, Josh Short, Levi Romero, Renyel Pinto, Softbank Hawks, Terry Doyle, Wily Mo Pena, Yao-Hsun Yang
A Softbank Hawks official told reporters on Friday that the team planned to offer Brian Falkenborg a contract for the 2013 season. The team will probably want Hideki Okajima to return next season as well, but he has expressed an interest in returning to the US.
Other players that will likely return next season: Wily Mo Pena, Terry Doyle, Brad Allen, Yao-Hsun Yang, and Ikusei pitcher Edison Barrios.
The Hawks are not expected to offer Renyel Pinto, Angel Castro, Levi Romero, and Ikusei outfielder Josh Short contracts for the 2013 season.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/2012
The Softbank Hawks and Yomiuri Giants announced the following trade today:
Hawks send right-handed pitcher Yuki Kume (26) and infielder Soichiro Tateoka (22) to Yomiuri for right-handed pitcher Levi Romero (28) and infielder Atsushi Fukumoto (28).
According to Daily Sports, Kumi will be assigned the number 39 and Tateoka the number 58.
UPDATE 6/14 @ 2:45pm - Sponichi reports that Romero will be assigned the number 39 and Fukumoto the number 68.
Yuki Kume Career Stats
Soichiro Tateoka Career Stats
Levi Romero Career Stats
Atsushi Fukumoto Career Stats
No Ichi-gun Experience
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Dicky Gonzalez and Levi Romero will be returning to the Yomiuri Giants in 2012.
UPDATE 12/22 @ 10:52am - Sanspo notes that Gonzalez signed for 50M yen (down 60M yen) and Romero 10M yen (up 5.1M yen).
2011 Season - Dicky Gonzalez
2011 Season - Levi Romero
This post will be updated throughout the day.
Today's exhibition game against the Hiroshima Carp:
Yesterday's intra-squad game (Ichi-gun):
Jonathan Albaladejo entered the game in the 5th for the whites and topped out at 142km/h. He also threw his curve and slider.
Levi Romero entered the game in the 7th for the whites and allowed a run on 1 hit over 2 innings of work. He also threw 2 wild pitches and topped out at 148km/h.
Dicky Gonzalez gave up 3 runs on 4 hits over 2 innings of work and appeared to have a hard time keeping his fastball down in the zone.
A total 9 foreign pitchers took part in the game.
Hayato started at short and batted 2nd for the whites. He went 3-for-3 - sac bunt, single to left, RBI single to right, walk, single to left.
Yoshinobu Takahashi started in left and batted 6th for the whites. He went 2-for-5.
Hisayoshi Chono started in right and batted 7th for the whites. He collected 3 hits.
===== 2/19 @ 9:40pm
The Ichi-gun roster closed out the Miyazaki leg of spring camp today.
===== 2/19 @ 3:3pm
Tatsunori Hara told reporters after yesterday's intra-squad game that Levi Romero's outing left a lasting impression. So much so that it seems Romero got a promotion to Ichi-gun and will be one of the closing candidates.
Wirfin Obispo, Levi Romero, and Micheal Nakamura combined to shutout the Hiroshima Carp last night. Sanspo is claiming that they became the first foreign trio in franchise history to toss a shutout. I suppose that all depends on how you classify Nakamura -- he's half Japanese and half Australian.
In other news:
Greisinger threw 33 pitches in the bullpen yesterday in preparation for an upcoming start. The Giants game against the Hanshin Tigers on 8/3 still seems most likely.