According to Daily Sports, the Chiba Lotte Marines are thinking about offering thirty-five-year-old Wily Mo Pena a contract for the 2018 season. They see him as an important part of their line-up.
The Marines feel twenty-eight-year-old Jimmy Paredes has a number of adjustments to make, but could still be an interesting option.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Standridge and twenty-six-year-old Kuan-Yu Chen are expected to return. The Marines are not planning to offer twenty-eight-year-old Matt Duffy and thirty-year-old Roel Santos contracts for the 2018 season.
Source: Daily Sports 10/9/2017
[UPDATE 10/10 @ 3:57pm]
The Marines announced today that Pena and Paredes will return to their homes on October 11.
Source: Sanspo 10/10/20170 Comments
Kakeru Narita and Jimmy Paredes played in a Ni-gun game against Yakult at Toda Stadium earlier today.
Narita started the game for Lotte and gave up five runs (three earned) over five innings of work. He threw ninety-six pitches, faced twenty-six hitters, allowed seven hits, walked four, and struck out three. He topped out at 140km/h.
Paredes got the start at designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI. He hit a solo home run in the first inning and a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Both home runs came off Ross Ohlendorf.0 Comments