[4/13/2015] Yomiuri Giants to sign Manuel Soliman to an Ikusei contract

According to a number of media reports, the Yomiuri Giants are close to signing twenty-six-year-old pitcher Manuel Soliman to what may be an Ikusei contract. They are also looking into twenty-one-year-old pitcher Samuel Adames. The Giants see both as players that might be able to help the team in the future. They currently have eight foreign players on the seventy-man roster with one under an Ikusei contract.

Yomiuri sent a scout to the Dominican Republic during the off-season to check on talent. They held a tryout in March to narrow down their options.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2016, Sports Hochi 4/13/2016

[UPDATE @ 4:40pm]

The Giants announced that they will sign Soliman to an Ikusei contract. He is expected to arrive in Japan before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 4/13/2016

[UPDATE @ 6:50pm]

Soliman’s contract is worth an estimated three million yen.

Source: Chunichi Sports 4/13/2016

Samuel Adames

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2014 19 Royals DOSL FRk KCR 2 0 1.000 2.36 14 1 2 0 0 0 34.1 25 10 9 0 9 0 24 3 1 4 136 0.990
2015 20 Royals DOSL FRk KCR 1 2 .333 6.59 8 0 3 0 0 1 13.2 16 14 10 0 11 1 9 2 0 5 71 1.976
Minors 3 2 .600 3.56 22 1 5 0 0 1 48.0 41 24 19 0 20 1 33 5 1 9 207 1.271

Manuel Soliman

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2009 19 Twins DOSL FRk MIN 6 2 .750 2.15 14 14 0 0 0 0 71.0 66 25 17 0 20 0 55 9 0 8 300 1.211
2010 20 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 5 2 .714 3.48 12 12 0 0 0 0 64.2 47 28 25 5 21 0 74 10 0 6 267 1.052
2011 21 Beloit MIDW A MIN 7 11 .389 3.97 28 25 0 1 0 0 136.0 128 73 60 17 50 0 120 9 5 15 580 1.309
2011 21 Escogido DOWL FgW   0 0   0.00 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 3 0 0 0 8 1 3 0 0 0 19 3.300
2012 22 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 0 1 .000 5.40 2 2 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 3 3 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 26 2.400
2013 23 CedarRapids MIDW A MIN 3 1 .750 5.28 17 0 7 0 0 1 29.0 29 21 17 1 18 0 28 3 0 5 134 1.621
2013 23 FortMyers FLOR A+ MIN 1 8 .111 5.47 14 11 2 1 0 0 51.0 73 35 31 10 32 1 35 2 1 2 254 2.059
2014 24 Douglas PECO Ind   4 2 .667 4.60 9 8 1 2 0 0 43.0 49 25 22 2 22 0 38 6 0 3 196 1.651
2014 24 SanJuan PRWL FgW   0 4 .000 5.71 16 0 6 0 0 0 17.1 24 13 11 2 9 0 12 0 0 4 82 1.904
2015 25 Estrellas DOWL FgW   0 0   4.00 6 0 1 0 0 0 9.0 10 4 4 1 7 1 5 0 0 1 43 1.889
Minors 22 25 .468 3.86 87 64 9 2 0 1 356.2 350 185 153 34 146 1 317 33 6 36 1561 1.391
Foreign 0 4 .000 4.55 26 0 7 0 0 0 29.2 37 17 15 3 24 2 20 0 0 5 144 2.056

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