[10/25/2016] Yakult Swallows checking overseas market for new talent

The Yakult Swallows are looking into options on the overseas market in case negotiations with Wladimir Balentien end badly. According to Daily Sports, twenty-seven-year-old Dean Green is one player that Swallows are interested in.

Yakult likes Green because he has some pop and can play first. Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has been their main option at first, but he was limited to forty-five games this year because of a hamate injury and there are general concerns about what kind of season he might have next season (he turned thirty-four last month).

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2016

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 5:14pm]

The Tigers announced that they sold Green’s contract to the Yakult Swallows.

Source: MLB.com 11/2/2016

Career Stats

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 22 Connecticut NYPL A- DET 65 272 246 33 84 19 2 7 44 1 0 18 35 .341 .395 .520 .915 128 12 5 1 2 0
2012 23 Tigers GULF Rk DET 9 37 32 1 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 5 .094 .189 .094 .283 3 1 0 0 1 0
2012 23 WestMichigan MIDW A DET 58 253 219 34 67 16 0 9 38 0 3 23 39 .306 .381 .502 .883 110 7 6 1 4 2
2012 23 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 38 156 141 16 49 11 2 3 36 2 0 7 25 .348 .410 .518 .928 73 5 8 0 0 1
2013 24 Tigers GULF Rk DET 8 27 22 5 6 2 0 1 4 2 0 4 4 .273 .407 .500 .907 11 0 1 0 0 0
2013 24 WestMichigan MIDW A DET 28 125 107 15 30 6 1 5 23 3 0 11 19 .280 .352 .495 .847 53 3 3 0 4 1
2013 24 Lakeland FLOR A+ DET 29 129 118 18 37 7 2 2 13 0 0 9 22 .314 .372 .458 .830 54 3 2 0 0 0
2014 25 Erie EL AA DET 113 447 409 51 127 26 1 10 65 0 1 28 80 .311 .365 .452 .817 185 6 8 0 2 1
2015 26 Erie EL AA DET 90 373 324 38 101 11 1 15 60 0 0 39 46 .312 .389 .491 .879 159 14 5 0 5 2
2015 26 Toledo IL AAA DET 23 88 79 7 20 4 0 1 5 0 0 8 14 .253 .330 .342 .671 27 3 1 0 0 1
2016 27 Erie EL AA DET 69 293 259 33 74 11 0 16 72 2 0 22 43 .286 .348 .514 .862 133 10 6 0 6 0
2016 27 Toledo IL AAA DET 61 241 217 22 67 17 0 7 36 0 0 17 43 .309 .365 .484 .849 105 5 4 0 3 2
  591 2441 2173 273 665 130 9 76 401 10 4 190 375 .306 .371 .479 .850 1041 69 49 2 27 10

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