The Yomiuri Giants added Ikusei pitcher Samuel Adames to their seventy-man roster on June 16. His uniform number changed from 025 to 92. According to media reports, he agreed to 56,000 US dollars and a signing bonus worth 50,000 US dollars (all estimates).
The Giants now have six foreign players on their seventy-man roster: Adames, Scott Mathieson, Arquimedes Caminero, Taylor Jungmann, Casey McGehee, and Alex Guerrero.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-one-year-old Samuel Adames. The two sides agreed on an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 2.2 million yen. Adames is expected to arrive in Japan before the end of the month.
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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