The Seibu Lions are planning to offer thirty-six-year-old Brian Wolfe and thirty-one-year-old Brian Schlitter contracts for the 2018 season. Wolfe won nine games this year and Schlitter pitched in sixty-four games and recorded thirty-two holds.
Schlitter returned to the United States out of Narita Airport on October 17.
Thirty-one-year-old Ernesto Mejia will be in the second year of a three-year contract next year. The Lions will most likely part ways with thirty-one-year-old Stephen Fife and twenty-seven-year-old Frank Garces.
[UPDATE 10/18 @ 9:15pm]
The Lions announced that they placed Garces and Fife on waivers.
Source: Seibu 10/18/2017
[UPDATE 10/19 @ 1:22am]
Wolfe left for the United States out of Narita Airport on October 18.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2017
[UPDATE 10/19 @ 6:04pm]
Mejia left for the United States out of Narita Airport on October 18.
Source: Daily Sports 10/19/2017
[UPDATE 10/30 @ 11:10pm]
The Lions are expected to part ways with Schlitter.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/30/2017
[UPDATE 11/1 @ 3:54pm]
The Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with Wolfe. The Lions also announced that they are not going to offer Schlitter a contract for the 2018 season.
Source: Seibu 11/1/20170 Comments
The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-six-year-old pitcher Frank Garces. He was assigned the uniform number 59.
The Lions released the following comment from Garces:
I am happy to be a part of the Saitama Seibu Lions. I promise to do my best to help the team win. I look forward to meeting my new teammates and the fans.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated sixty million yen plus incentives.
[UPDATE 1/30 @ 9:10pm]
The Lions held a press conference for Garces today.
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