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The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on June 23 that they received and approved a request for retirement from twenty-six-year-old Shota Omine. According to media reports, Omine decided to retire because of financial problems that, according to a Lotte representative, started about two-and-a-half years ago.
In a statement released by Lotte, Omine explained he borrowed money from people and was unable to pay them back. He said he wanted a change of pace and decided retirement was his best option. He then apologized to staff and fans for letting them down.
Source: Lotte 6/23/2018, Sports Hochi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/23/2018, Sponichi 6/24/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/24/2018, Daily Sports 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/23/2018, Sanspo 6/24/20180 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Yuhei Nakaushiro. They want a chance to see him live and are planning to evaluate him during a private tryout.0 Comments
Wataru Karashima took a batted ball off the area near his left thumb during his start against the Nippon Ham Fighters on June 22.
With two out in the bottom of the first inning, Kensuke Kondo hit a ball back up the middle that struck Karashima near the base of his left thumb. Karashima left the field for treatment and was unable to return. He was later taken to a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise (no abnormalities to the bone).0 Comments
|All Games||3:15 (243 games)||3:12 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:11 (219 games)||3:06 (427 games)|
|All Games||3:15 (247 games)||3:14 (483 games)|
|Nine Innings||3:11 (225 games)||3:10 (441 games)|
Source: NPB 6/22/20180 Comments
Final standings and awards for the 2018 Inter-league standings.0 Comments
Thirty-three-year-old Kazuki Yoshimi earned his domestic free agent option today with eight years of service time on the active roster. Yoshimi told reporters he was not planning to exercise the option.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old pitcher Jason Urquidez. He was assigned the uniform number 61. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth 150,000 US dollars plus incentives.
Urquidez is in the process of getting a work visa. He could arrive in Japan some time next week.
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The Yakult Swallows announced today that they decided to part ways with thirty-one-year-old Jordan Armengot. They have filed paperwork to place Armengot on waivers.
Armengot is currently in the United States due to problems with his lower body.0 Comments
The following addition was made to the Inter-league schedule.
Norichika Aoki was ejected for using offensive language during a game against Softbank at Jingu Stadium on June 20. The ejection took place in the seventh inning after Aoki struck out on a check-out. The NPB announced today that they issued Aoki a stern warning and a 100,000 yen fine.0 Comments