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[10/23/2018] Seibu Lions sign Heath and Martin to contracts for 2019 season

Deunte Heath and Kyle Martin will be returning to Saitama next year. The Seibu Lions announced today that they signed thirty-three-year-old Heath and twenty-seven-year-old Martin to contracts for the 2019 season.

Source: Seibu 10/23/2018, Sponichi 10/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2018

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[5/10/2018] Seibu Lions to acquire Deunte Heath

The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement on a transfer for thirty-two-year-old pitcher Deunte Heath with the BC League’s Toyama GRN Thunderbirds. The former Hiroshima Carp was 1-0 with four saves and a 0.00 ERA over 9.0 innings in seven games for Toyama this year. He faced thirty-two hitters, allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out fourteen.

Source: Seibu 5/10/2018, Daily Sports 5/10/2018, Sponichi 5/10/2018, Tokyo Sports 5/10/2018, Sports Hochi 5/10/2018

[UPDATE 5/16 @ 3:01am]

The Lions held a press conference for Heath on May 15. He was assigned the uniform number 68. According to media reports, he agreed to a salary worth 175,000 US dollars plus incentives. He is scheduled to join the Ichi-gun team on May 16.

Source: Seibu 5/15/2018, Sanspo 5/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2018, Sponichi 5/15/2018

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[6/7/2016] Interview with Deunte Heath

YakyuDB: How are you feeling? Have you had any physical problems?

Deunte Heath: I’m feeling good. No, I haven’t had any physical problems.

YakyuDB: Why do you want to play in Japan and what do you miss most?

DH: I would like to play in Japan again, because I like the way they respect the game and the way they prepare for a game. Every game feels like a climax series game. I miss the culture and the country itself. My daughter asks me once a week, “When are we going back to Japan.” LoL

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