Joe Wieland was taken off the active roster on June 17. Alex Ramirez told reporters he did not have all the information, but heard that Wieland felt discomfort in his upper body, near his waist.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/17/20180 Comments
Joe Wieland started having problems with his right elbow earlier this month. His condition is not considered serious, but he is not expected to make the opening day starting rotation because the Yokohama Bay Stars do not want to risk further injury.
Source: Sports Hochi 3/16/20180 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to offer Joe Wieland, Spencer Patton and Edwin Escobar contracts for the 2018 season. They will most likely part with Phil Klein and Elian Herrera. Audy Ciriaco is a question mark with the Bay Stars also considering Neftali Soto.
Jose Lopez will be in the second year of a two-year contract next year.
[UPDATE 11/8 @ 11:08pm]
The Bay Stars announced today that reached agreements with Patton and Wieland. They also announced that they will not be offering new contracts to Klein and Herrera.
According to media reports, Patton and Wieland agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated 130 million yen.
[UPDATE 11/10 @ 11:59pm]
The Bay Stars announced today that they will not be offering Ciriaco a contract for the 2018 season.
Source: Yokohama 11/10/2017
[UPDATE 11/12 @ 5:09pm]
Escobar will most likely return to the Bay Stars next season.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/20170 Comments
October 1 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Wieland recorded his tenth win and third home run of the year. He is the first foreign Yokohama pitcher to reach double-digit wins in one season. The previous record of nine was set by Guillermo Moscoso in 2014. He is also the first Yokohama pitcher to hit three or more home runs in a season since Masaji Hiramatsu hit four in 1976. The last Central League pitcher to hit three or more home runs ine one season was Colby Lewis in 2009.
August 3 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Wieland entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eleventh inning. He became the first Yokohama pitcher to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter since Hiroki Nomura and Kazuhiro Sasaki during the second game of a double-header on October 20, 1993.
Source: Sponichi 8/4/20180 Comments
The media learned today that the Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in having Joe Wieland return next year. They apparently signed him to a one-year contract that includes a team option for 2018. Wieland told reporters he had not yet heard anything official but did enjoy playing in Japan and would be happy to return.0 Comments
Joe Wieland was taken off the active roster on June 1 because of discomfort/tightness in his right elbow. His condition is not considered serious. However, after waiting a few days, the Yokohama Bay Stars felt it made more sense to give him at least ten full days to recover.0 Comments