The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 28 that they signed the following three foreign players to contracts for the 2018 season:
(Salaries are estimates)
[UPDATE 11/29 @ 4:01pm]
According to media reports, Mathieson agreed to a two-year deal and McGehee and Caminero each agreed to one-year deals.
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The Yomiuri Giants are interested in retaining the services of thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee, thirty-year-old Arquimedes Caminero, twenty-nine-year-old Miles Mikolas, and thirty-three-year-old Scott Mathieson. McGehee is reportedly open to returning to the team in 2018. Caminero is expected to stay. Mikolas and Mathieson are question marks and could end up signing with an MLB team.
[UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:35am]
Mikolas, Caminero, and McGehee returned to their respective homes out of Narita Airport on October 4.
[UPDATE 10/12 @ 1:13am]
Mathieson left for the United States on October 11. Before leaving, he had a chance to speak to reporters. He is keeping the line of communication open with the Giants. He has also heard that MLB teams are interested in him. He is not sure what he wants to do yet, other than make the best decision for his family. He does also have an image of retiring in 2020 with the Olympics and potentially ends his career in Tokyo.
Yoshinobu Takahashi also got the chance to speak to directly to Mathieson a few days before his departure.
[UPDATE 10/13 @ 1:43am]
The Rangers have an interest in Mikolas.
Source: Sanspo 10/12/2017
[UPDATE 11/14 @ 12:37am]
The Giants are still talking to Mikolas and Mathieson.
Source: Sponichi 11/13/2017
[UPDATE 11/20 @ 1:05am]
The Brewers are among MLB teams that might be interested in Mikolas.
Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 1:48am]
Mikolas signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.0 Comments
Mathieson finished his sixth season and will become the sixth Yomiuri Giant to spend seven or more seasons with the team in 2018. The other five: Wally Kaname Yonamine (ten), Andy Toshio Miyamoto (eight), Yi-Hao Lin (eight), Seong-Min Jo (seven), and Warren Cromartie (seven).
Source: Sponichi 12/6/2017
The Yomiuri Giants are planning to make Mathieson a pitcher captain next season.
Source: Sponichi 12/6/2017
August 31, 2017 vs Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome – Mathieson recorded the 150th hold of his career and became the fifth player in NPB history (first foreign player) to reach the milestone.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/20170 Comments
Shun Yamaguchi, Scott Mathieson, and Arquimedes Caminero to throw a no-hitter tonight against the Softbank Hawks at Tokyo Dome. They are just the second trio in NPB history to record a no-hitter. The other trio: Nippon Ham’s Tomoya Yagi, Hisashi Takeda, and Micheal Nakamura accomplished the feat in twelve innings against Softbank at Yahoo Dome on April 15, 2006.
There have been three other no-hitters that involved two pitchers:
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they signed Garrett Jones (35) and Scott Mathieson (32) to new contracts for the 2017 season. According to the media, Jones agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.4 million US dollars and Mathieson to a one-year deal worth an 2.5 million US dollars.0 Comments
Yomiuri’s Scott Mathieson is slated to win this year’s Central League Best Reliever title. He currently has forty-six hold points. Hiroshima’s Jay Jackson has forty with just five games left to play.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/20160 Comments