[6/6/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines get power bat in Wily Mo Pena

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old Wily Mo Pena. He was assigned the uniform number 54. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a deal for the current season worth an estimate 300,000 US dollars. He could arrive in Japan some time next week.

Source: Lotte 6/6/2017, Daily Sports 6/6/2017, Tokyo Sports 6/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/6/2017, Sponichi 6/6/2017

[UPDATE 6/8 @ 6:59pm]

The Marines announced today that Pena will arrive at Narita Airport on June 9.

Source: Daily Sports 6/8/2017

[UPDATE 6/11 @ 1:39am]

The Marines held a press conference for Pena on June 10.

Source: Lotte 6/10/2017

[UPDATE 6/15 @ 7:35pm]

The Marines will be able to add Pena to their seventy-man roster on June 16 (his work visa is set to clear). He should be able to play in the Ni-gun game against Yakult on the same day. Depending on his condition, the Marines could add him to the active roster on June 17.

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/15/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/15/2017

[UPDATE 6/16 @ 7:09pm]

Pena was added to the seventy-man roster day. He got the start at designated hitter and batted third against Ni-gun Yakult and went 1-for-4 with an RBI. He hit an RBI single to right.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/16/2017

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