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[2/15/2017] Dean Green misses practices with lower body tightness

Dean Green did not participate in Urasoe camp practices on February 14 because of tightness in his lower body.

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2017

[UPDATE 2/20 @ 11:51pm]

Green was practicing under a separate schedule during the third block of camp (February 11-14) because of pain in his right knee. He told reporters on February 19 that the knee was feeling fine.

Source: Sanspo 2/20/2017

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[11/14/2016] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Dean Green

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Dean Green. Has has been assigned the uniform number 40. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen plus incentives.

The Swallows released the following statement from Green:

I am a grateful and honored for the chance to play for a great team like the Yakult Swallows. The Swallows have history and I hope I can become a part of their future. I know the Swallows great fans and I look forward to the experience of being a part of the team. I also look forward to meeting my new teammates and hope I can become a part of a winning team.

Source: Yakult announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2016, Sponichi 11/14/2016

[UPDATE 1/31 @ 10:58pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Green today.

Source: Yakult 1/31/2017

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[10/25/2016] Yakult Swallows checking overseas market for new talent

The Yakult Swallows are looking into options on the overseas market in case negotiations with Wladimir Balentien end badly. According to Daily Sports, twenty-seven-year-old Dean Green is one player that Swallows are interested in.

Yakult likes Green because he has some pop and can play first. Kazuhiro Hatakeyama has been their main option at first, but he was limited to forty-five games this year because of a hamate injury and there are general concerns about what kind of season he might have next season (he turned thirty-four last month).

Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2016

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 5:14pm]

The Tigers announced that they sold Green’s contract to the Yakult Swallows.

Source: MLB.com 11/2/2016

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