2018 Nippon Ham Fighters Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
STAY 中田翔 Sho Nakata [11/13] Sho Nakata to hold onto FA option and stay with the Nippon Ham Fighters … [10/16] Nakata is not sure what he wants to do with his international free agent option. He may end up staying with the Fighters. Sanspo 10/16/2018, Daily Sports 10/16/2018  
STAY 宮西尚生 Naoki Miyanishi [11/09] The Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with Miyanishi on a contract for the 2019 season. Miyanishi will not exercise his option. According to at least three reports, the two sides agreed on a two-year contract worth an estimated 500 million yen (including incentives). Miyanishi told reporters during a press conference that he wanted to play for the Fighters until the end. Nippon Ham 11/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Sports Hochi 11/9/2018, Daily Sports 11/9/2018 … [11/08] Miyanishi has reportedly decided not to exercise his free agent option. An announcement is expected soon. Sponichi 11/8/2018 … The Fighters may have offered two years at around 500 million yen. Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018 … [10/16] Miyanishi has not ruled out using his international free agent option. He wants to talk to the Fighters first before making any decisions. Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018, Sanspo 10/16/2018  
トンキン Michael Tonkin [10/16] Tonkin will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/17/2018  
OUT アルシア Oswaldo Arcia [11/07] The Fighters announced that Arcia will not be returning next year. … [10/16] The Fighters could offer Acria a contract for 2019, but it seems he might not return. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018 11/07
マルティネス Nick Martinez [10/16] Martinez is interested in returning next year, but still has to discuss it with his family. The Fighters are expected to make him an offer. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Sanspo 10/16/2018, Sanspo 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/18/2018  
ロドリゲス Bryan Rodriguez [10/16] The Fighters are expected to offer Rodriguez a contract for 2019. Daily Sports 10/16/2018  
レアード Brandon Laird [11/06] Negotiations might take a while because Laird is reportedly interested in hearing offers from other teams. Sports Hochi 11/6/2018 … [10/18] Laird is apparently open to the idea of ending his career with the Fighters. Sponichi 10/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/18/2018 … [10/16] Laird is in the final year of a two-year contract. He likes playing for the Fighters and would like to return next year. The Fighters are planning to offer him a contract for 2019. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2018, Sanspo 10/16/2018  

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