[2/12/2018] Lotte expected to sign Otonari, F. Peguero, Lee

The Chiba Lotte Marines are expected to sign thirty-three-year-old pitcher Kenji Otonari, twenty-nine-year-old Francisco Peguero, and twenty-nine-year-old Tu-Hsuan Lee. All three players are attending spring camp as tryouts.

Otonari pitched in an intra-squad game on February 12. He pitched one inning, faced five hitters, and allowed a run on two hits and a walk. Peguero and Lee each had good intra-squad games on February 11: Peguero went 1-for-2 with a home run and Lee went 2-for-4 with a home run. Both players went hitless (Peguero 0-for-4 and Lee 0-for-2) on February 12.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Sports Hochi 2/12/2018, Sponichi 2/12/2018, Daily Sports 2/12/2018

[UPDATE 2/16 @ 4:18pm]

The Marines officially signed Otonari (one year at ten million yen), Peguero (one year at 60,000 US dollars), and Lee (one year at five million yen) to contracts. They were also assigned uniform numbers:

  • Kenji Otonari – 55
  • Francisco Peguero – 65
  • Tu-Hsuan Lee – 67

Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2018, Sports Hochi 2/16/2018, Daily Sports 2/16/2018, Sponichi 2/16/2018, Sanspo 2/16/2018

Comment on "[2/12/2018] Lotte expected to sign Otonari, F. Peguero, Lee"

  • Edwin Dominguez

    Very proud on Francisco Peguero’s signing. Chiba Lotte Marines has signed a tremendous baseball player and a true professional. Please keep an eye on him. F. Peguero will not dissapoint you!

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