The media learned on September 27 that twenty-eight-year-old Ikusei pitcher Manuel Soliman will be returning to the Dominican Republic soon. He is not expected to return to the Yomiuri Giants next year.
Source: Sanspo 9/28/20170 Comments
Ni-gun game against Hanshin at Koshien Stadium on June 11:
San-gun game against Keishicho at Giants Stadium on June 11:
[UPDATE 6/12 @ 2:22pm]
Gabriel Garcia could make his Ichi-gun debut as a starter during a three-game series against the Chiba Lotte Marines that begins on June 17.
Source: Sponichi 6/12/20160 Comments
According to a number of media reports, the Yomiuri Giants are close to signing twenty-six-year-old pitcher Manuel Soliman to what may be an Ikusei contract. They are also looking into twenty-one-year-old pitcher Samuel Adames. The Giants see both as players that might be able to help the team in the future. They currently have eight foreign players on the seventy-man roster with one under an Ikusei contract.
Yomiuri sent a scout to the Dominican Republic during the off-season to check on talent. They held a tryout in March to narrow down their options.
[UPDATE @ 4:40pm]
The Giants announced that they will sign Soliman to an Ikusei contract. He is expected to arrive in Japan before the end of the month.
Source: Sponichi 4/13/2016
[UPDATE @ 6:50pm]
Soliman’s contract is worth an estimated three million yen.
Source: Chunichi Sports 4/13/20160 Comments