Relationships and Family
January 23 – Suzuki filed marriage papers with a woman from Fukuoka on January 11.
Source: Sports Hochi 1/23/20190 Comments
Canberra Cavalry’s Steve Kent is slated to workout with the Yokohama Bay Stars for about two weeks during spring camp next month. The twenty-nine-year-old Kent went 7-1 with a 2.90 ERA (0.97 WHIP) and seventy-six strikeouts (to thirteen walks) over sixty-two innings for the ABL’s Canberra this season. The Bay Stars have no immediate openings on their roster, but could be looking at options for next year and beyond.0 Comments
The Softbank Hawks announced that they reach an agreement to bring Yurisbel Gracia back for the 2019 season. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 150 million yen. His uniform number will not change.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they added thirty-one-year-old Brandon Laird to their team. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. The media is reporting Laird agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.1 million US dollars.
[UPDATE 1/16 @ 2:30pm]
The Marines announced that Laird was assigned the uniform number 54.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old Tyler Eppler. He was assigned the uniform number 42. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 600,000 US dollars.0 Comments
Source: Nikkan Sports 1/15/20190 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons are planning to give twenty-two-year-old Sandy Brito a look during spring camp in February. Brito is slated to arrive in Japan later this month and will attend Okinawa camp from February 1. He will be a candidate for an Ikusei contract.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines are looking to add thirty-four-year-old Brandon Mann to their pitching staff. An announcement of his addition could be made shortly. Lotte has been looking for additional left-handed candidates for the starting rotation.
Mann played for the Yokohama Bay Stars in 2011 and 2012. He returned to the United States for a minor league contract with Washington, but later signed with the BC League’s Shinano Grandserows and went 1-9 with a 4.73 ERA (1.51 WHIP) in thirty appearances. He then bounced around a couple of organizations (Pittsburgh, Oakland, Texas, also with some time in the American Association) and was once suspended for eighty games after testing positive for Ostarine (a banned substance that was an ingredient in a supplement he purchased). Mann made his MLB debut with Texas in 2018 and pitched in seven games while recording a 4.27 ERA (1.32 WHIP) over 8.1 innings of work.
[UPDATE 1/14 @ 11:16pm]
The Marines announced today that they reach an agreement with Mann. The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 200,000 US dollars. Mann’s registered name will be “Brandon.”
[UPDATE 1/16 @ 2:29pm]
The Marines announced that Mann was assigned the uniform number 85.0 Comments
January 12 – Uehara owns about seven houses/properties. He has two places in the United States (including one in Florida) and two apartments in Japan. He also owns an apartment complex.0 Comments
Relationships and Family
January 12 – Tanigawa (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Fukuoka on January 11.0 Comments