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[10/17/2017] Seibu Lions will most likely offer contracts to Wolfe, Schlitter

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.

Source: Sponichi 10/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/17/2017

[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 11/1/2017

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[6/17/2017] Seibu Lions reach agreement with Stephen Fife

The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Stephen Fife. He is scheduled to arrive in Japan today. His uniform number and salary will be revealed during a press conference on June 20.

Source: Seibu 6/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2017, Sanspo 6/17/2017

[UPDATE 6/21 @ 12:20am]

The Lions held a press conference for Fife on June 20. He was assigned the number 69. According to media  reports, he agreed to a deal worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars plus incentives.

Source: Seibu 6/20/2017, Sanspo 6/20/2017, Sponichi 6/20/2017

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