2018 Yakult Swallows Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
OUT ウルキデス Jason Urquidez [11/13] The NPB announced that Urquidez cleared waivers and is now a free agent. NPB Transactions
カラシティー Matt Carasiti [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Carasiti after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018
ハフ Dave Huff [12/09] Huff is expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 12/9/2018 … [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Huff after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/16] Huff is interested in returning to the Swallows next year. Source: Sponichi 10/16/2018
ブキャナン David Buchanan [10/15] Buchanan will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018
バレンティン Wladimir Balentien [11/30] According to a Nikkan Sports report, the Swallows have reach a basic agreement with Balentien. They are expected to finalize a formal contract before the end of the year. Nikkan Sports 11/30/2018 … [11/14] The Swallows are talking to Balentien about 2019. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/15] Balentien would like to play for the Swallows for another two to three years. However, money is an issue for the Swallows. They may not be able to give him much more than he is currently making. However, they could offer more years. Tokyo Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/15] Balentien could earn his domestic free agent option next year. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018 … [10/15] The Swallows are planning to make Balentien an offer. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/14] Balentien told reporters that he hoped to return to the Swallows next year. Sponichi 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018
館山昌平 Shohei Tateyama [10/07] Not ready to retire. Next year will be his seventeenth season. Sponichi 10/7/2018

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