[12/17/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Arquimedes Caminero

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Arquimedes Caminero. He was assigned the uniform number 44. The Giants released the following comment from Caminero:

I am happy to be a part of the Yomiuri Giants. This is a new chapter in my life and I am looking forward to going to Japan for the first time. I cannot wait to be a part of the team and give it my best. I want to help win a championship.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.15 million US dollars.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Nikkan Sports 12/17/2016, Daily Sports 12/17/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 7:08pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Caminero today.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/31/2017, Yomiuri 1/31/2017

Comment on "[12/17/2016] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Arquimedes Caminero"

  • Burly

    This is a great signing by Yomiuri. Caminero is a proven major leaguer with second highest average fastball speed in MLB last year after only Aroldis Chapman. His main problem in MLB is command, not unlike Marc Kroon and Dennis Sarfate, who are now 1st and 2nd all-time for career NPB saves by a foreign pitcher. The difference between Camerino and Kroon and Sarfate is the Camerino has had more MLB success. Shohei Otani is the only pitcher in NPB with a fastball like Camerino’s, so Camerino should be able to challenge NPB hitters with great success.

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