[5/18/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines reach agreement with Roel Santos

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old outfielder Roel Santos. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 200,000 US dollars (no signing bonus). He will come to Japan as soon as he obtains a work visa.

Source: Lotte 5/18/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2017, Sports Hochi 5/18/2017, Daily Sports 5/18/2017, Sponichi 5/18/2017, Tokyo Sports 5/18/2017

[UPDATE 5/25 @ 2:30am]

Santos is set to arrive in Japan on May 25. Lotte is planning to hold a press conference for him at ZOZO Marine Stadium on May 26.

Source: Sanspo 5/24/2017

[UPDATE 5/26 @ 5:47pm]

The Marines held a press conference for Santos today. He was assigned the uniform number 10.

Source: Sponichi 5/26/2017

[UPDATE 5/27 @ 4:02pm]

Santos will most likely make his debut at Ni-gun against Nippon Ham at ZOZO Marine on May 30. Depending on how he does, he could make the active roster on either May 31 or June 1.

Source: Sponichi 5/27/2017

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