The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they reached agreements with pitchers Mike Bolsinger and Edgar Olmos. Uniform numbers have not yet been assigned.
The media is reporting that Bolsinger agreed to a deal worth 800,000 US dollars and Olmos 600,000 US dollars. Both figures are estimates.0 Comments
Sakai (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Wakayama on September 27, 2017, the same day of his wife’s birthday. They held a ceremony in Osaka on December 2.0 Comments
Thirty-year-old Katsuya Kakunaka is scheduled to earn his free agent option next season. The Chiba Lotte Marines have offered both one-year and multi-year deals during preliminary negotiations. Kakunaka is expected to make a decision during negotiations this month. Either way, the Marines would like Kakunaka to stick around long-term.
Source: Sports Hochi 12/1/20170 Comments
Futaki moved out of the Lotte team dormitory and into his own place on November 24, 2017. He told reporters at the time of the move, he owned no plates and just one cup.
Source: Daily Sports 11/30/2017
Futaki was listed at 187 centimeters after a check-up during his first year in 2014. During a recent exam in November 2017, he found out he grew three centimeters and is now 190 centimeters tall.
Source: Daily Sports 12/12/20170 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they were not going to sign twenty-eight-year-old Matt Duffy, twenty-nine-year-old Jimmy Paredes, and thirty-year-old Roel Santos to contracts for the 2018 season.
Source: Lotte 11/28/2017
[UPDATE 12/1 @ 3:45pm]
According to Daily Sports, Paredes signed with the Doosan Bears. He agreed to a contract worth 700,000 US dollars with a signing bonus of 100,000 US dollars.
Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2017
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Chiba Lotte Marines 2018 Spring Camp Details
February 1 (Thu) –
Venue: Ishigaki Central Sports Park Baseball Stadium in Ishigakijima, Okinawa
Asia Gateway Interleague Power Series 2018 in Ishigakijima
Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.
Source: Lotte 11/24/20170 Comments
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The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to install Trackman systems at ZOZO Marine and Lotte Urawa. They are the last team in the Pacific League to add Trackmans to their facilities.
The Chunichi Dragons are testing the Rapsodo system during fall camp. The Dragons are still considering the Trackman system.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Daiki Iwashita had surgery to treat a lumbar herniated disc. He will be able to move around in about a month and resume throwing practices in around two months.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on November 11 that Shu Hara had right shoulder surgery and elbow nerve transfer surgery at a hospital in Yokohama on November 10. There were no complications during the procedure. He will be hospitalized for about two weeks. It will most likely be six months until he can begin playing catch and a total nine months for a full recovery.0 Comments