[11/5/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars: foreign player status

The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to offer Joe Wieland, Spencer Patton and Edwin Escobar contracts for the 2018 season. They will most likely part with Phil Klein and Elian Herrera. Audy Ciriaco is a question mark with the Bay Stars also considering Neftali Soto.

Jose Lopez will be in the second year of a two-year contract next year.

Source: Sponichi 11/5/2017, Sports Hochi 11/5/2017

[UPDATE 11/8 @ 11:08pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that reached agreements with Patton and Wieland. They also announced that they will not be offering new contracts to Klein and Herrera.

According to media reports, Patton and Wieland agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated 130 million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Patton, Wieland), Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Klein, Herrera), Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017

[UPDATE 11/10 @ 11:59pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that they will not be offering Ciriaco a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Yokohama 11/10/2017

[UPDATE 11/12 @ 5:09pm]

Escobar will most likely return to the Bay Stars next season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2017

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