Tag Archive: Foreign Interest

YOM

[1/16/2018] Yomiuri Giants add Taylor Jungmann

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Taylor Jungmann. He was assigned the uniform number 39. He is expected to arrive in Japan later this month. According to Sponichi, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 750,000 US dollars.

Source: Yomiuri 1/16/2018, Sponichi 1/16/2018


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LOT

[1/15/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines sign Tanner Scheppers

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Tanner Scheppers. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Lotte 1/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/15/2018, Sanspo 1/15/2018, Daily Sports 1/15/2018

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YOM

[1/12/2018] Yomiuri Giants are interested in Taylor Jungmann

The Yomiuri Giants are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Taylor Jungmann. The Giants could see Jungmann as someone that might be able to fill the hole left by the departure of Miles Mikolas. However, the team already has players like Scott Mathieson, Arquimedes Caminero, Casey McGehee, and Alex Guerrero to fill their four foreign player rosters slots on the active roster. Jungmann might be more about insurance in case someone gets hurt or under-performs.

Source: Sponichi 1/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/12/2018, Daily Sports 1/12/2018, Sanspo 1/12/2018

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LOT

[1/10/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines add Matt Dominguez

The Chiba Lotte Marines officially announced today that they reached an agreement with Matt Dominguez. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Lotte 1/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Sanspo 1/10/2018, Jiji 1/10/2018


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HAM

[1/6/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters add Nick Martinez

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Nick Martinez. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 200 million yen plus incentives. The Fighters believe Martinez will be able to compete for a spot in the starting rotation.

Source: Nippon Ham 1/6/2018, Daily Sports 1/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/6/2018, Sponichi 1/6/2018, Sanspo 1/6/2018

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CHU

[1/4/2018] Chunichi Dragons reach agreement with Dillon Gee

The Chunichi Dragons announced on January 4 that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old pitcher Dillon Gee. He was assigned the uniform number 60. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 120 million yen plus an estimated 30 million yen in incentives.

Source: Chunichi 1/4/2018, Sports Hochi 1/4/2018, Sanpso 1/4/2018, Tokyo Sports 1/4/2018, Daily Sports 1/4/2018

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SOF

[12/30/2017] Softbank Hawks interested in Yurisbel Gracial

The Softbank Hawks are interested in thirty-two-year-old Cuban Yurisbel Gracial. A Softbank official is currently in Cuba scouting the infielder. The Hawks most likely see Gracial as both injury insurance and competition to keep other players motivated.

The Hawks already have three of their four foreign player slots filled with Alfredo Despaigne, Dennis Sarfate, and Rick van den Hurk. Livan Moinelo could get the last spot, with Robert Suarez also a possibility.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/30/2017, Daily Sports 12/30/2017

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CHU

[12/27/2017] Chunichi Dragons sign Onelki Garcia

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that they signed twenty-eight-year-0ld pitcher Onelki Garcia. He was assigned the uniform number 70. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 50 million yen plus incentives.

Source: Chunichi 12/27/2017, Sanspo 12/27/2017, Tokyo Sports 12/27/2017, Sports Hochi 12/27/2017


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CHU

[12/27/2017] Chunichi Dragons add Zoilo Almonte and Steven Moya

The Chunichi Dragons announced on December 26 that they signed two new foreign players: twenty-eight-year-old Zoilo Almonte and twenty-six-year-old Steven Moya. Almonte was assigned the uniform number 42, Moya the uniform number 44.

According to media reports, both players agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated fifty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Chunichi 12/26/2017Daily Sports 12/26/2017, Sanspo 12/26/2017, Sponichi 12/26/2017


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RAK

[12/27/2017] Rakuten Eagles reach agreement with O’Koyea Dickson

The Rakuten Eagles announced on December 26 that they reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old O’Koyea Dickson. He was assigned the uniform number 55.

Dickson had surgery on his left shoulder in October and is currently making his way back from the injury. The Eagles confirmed through a physical that he is making steady progress.

The Eagles will head into the 2018 season with seven foreign players (three pitchers, four position players).

Source: Rakuten 12/26/2017, Sanspo 12/26/2017, Sports Hochi 12/26/2017, Daily Sports 12/26/2017

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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