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[7/31/2015] Rakuten Eagles reach agreement with Agustin Murillo

by on Jul.31, 2015 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-three-year-old infielder Agustin Murillo. He has been assigned the uniform number 90. According to Nikkan Sports, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an esimated ten million yen.

Murillo participated in a tryout with the Eagles last year during fall camp in Kurashiki. The team is hoping Murillo can provide some help at third since Ginji's status is still uncertain.

Rakuten also announced that they added Ikusei pitcher Tomohiro Umetsu to the seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 139 to 92. His contract will be worth an estimated six million yen.

Source: official announcement (Murillo), Nikkan Sports 7/31/2015, Daily Sports 7/31/2015official announcement (Umetsu)

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[11/14/2014] Rumors: Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Seibu Lions

by on Nov.15, 2014 @ 2:33 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants held a press conference on Friday to announce their addition of Chunichi senryokugai Daiki Yoshikawa (22). He was assigned the number sixty-eight. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2014 ... Yoshikawa agreed to a deal worth an estimated 5.5 million yen. He is slated to join fall camp at Giants Stadium on Saturday (11/15). Source: Sanspo 11/14/2014

The Giants are planning to give Chunichi senryokugai Takehiro Donoue (29) a tryout. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2014

The Giants are not planning to offer Jose Lopez (30) a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2014

Hanshin's Seung-Hwan Oh (32) does not see the NPB as the endpoint of his career. He believes he should head to the Majors if such a path becomes available to him after pitching well next season. Oh will be in the final year of a two-year deal next year. Source: Sports Hochi 11/14/2014, Sponichi 11/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2014

Orix senryokugai Tomoya Yagi joined Chunichi fall camp on Thursday. He is scheduled to practice with the team until the end of camp on the 20th. He is expected to sign a contract with Chunichi within the next few days. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2014

The Rakuten Eagles signed Hiroshima senryokugai Tomohiro Umetsu (31) to an Ikusei contract. Source: official announcement ... Umetsu agreed to a deal worth an estimated six million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2014

The Seibu Lions are expected to reach out of Hiroyuki Nakajima a second time to resume contract negotiations. Their initial offer may have been four years at over one billion yen. Source: Daily Sports 11/14/2014 ... According to ZakZak, Nakajima wants to play in the United States next year, even if it means signing a minor league deal and starting the season at Double-A. Source: ZakZak 11/14/2014 ... The Lions may have offered Nakajima a four-year deal worth an estimated 1.2 billion yen, or about 280 million yen plus incentives per season. The Tigers may be decided to extend their initial three-year proposal to four years. Source: Sanspo 11/14/2014

The Orix Buffaloes announced that signed Chunichi senryokugai Daisuke Tanaka (29). Source: official announcement

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Hiroshima Carp News and Notes: February 18, 2013

by on Feb.18, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice


  • Tomohiro Umetsu: bullpen, 180 pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013


Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp had the day off today.


Tomohiro Umetsu worked out on his day off today in preparation for Tuesday's intra-squad game.  He tested his sinker while playing catch with Takeshi Komatsu in the bullpen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013

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