Tag Archive: Contract


[12/28/2018] Ryoichi Adachi agrees to a three-year contract

Thirty-year-old Ryoichi Adachi agreed to a three-year contract during salary negotiations with the Orix Buffaloes. Adachi is slated to earn his domestic free agent option some time next season. His salary next year will be an estimated ninety million yen plus incentives (up twenty-six million yen from this season).

Source: Sports Hochi 12/27/2018, Sponichi 12/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/27/2018, Daily Sports 12/27/2018


[12/27/2018] Softbank Hawks lock up Kenta Imamiya with four-year contract

Twenty-seven-year-old Kenta Imamiya was at YafuOku Dome for contract negotiations on December 26. After finalizing his salary for the 2019 season, Imamiya told the media he also signed a four-year contract and wanted to play for the Hawks for as long as possible.

Imamiya’s salary for 2019 will be an estimated 260 million yen plus incentives. There is no set salary for his contract. He is slated to earn his domestic free agent option some time next year.

Source: Sponichi 12/27/2018, Sponichi 12/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/27/2018, Sports Hochi 12/26/2018


[12/25/2018] Yakult Swallows finalize contracts with Balentien, Buchanan, Huff, McGough, Suarez

The Yakult Swallows announced that they finalized salaries and contracts for five foreign players.

  • Wladimir Balentien – one-year contract at four million US dollars (up one million US dollars)
  • David Buchanan – second year of a two-year contract at 2.5 million US dollars (up 1.25 million US dollars)
  • David Huff – one-year contract at 650,000 US dollars (down 650,000 US dollars)
  • Scott McGough – one-year contract at 450,000 US dollars, uniform number 37
  • Albert Suarez – one-year contract at 500,000 US dollars, uniform number 70

(Salaries are estimates)

Source: Yakult 12/25/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/25/2018, Sponichi 12/25/2018, Sports Hochi 12/25/2018, Daily Sports 12/25/2018, Daily Sports 12/25/2018


[12/23/2018] Akira Nakamura signs four-year contract

Twenty-nine-year-old Akira Nakamura spoke to reporters after contract negotiations with the Softbank Hawks on December 22. Nakamura agreed to an estimated 240 million yen next year (up 80 million over this season). He also signed a four-year contract with a variable salary (his salary can not go below 240 million yen but can increase, without limit, based on performance), ahead of the domestic free agent option he is slated to earn some time next season.

Source: Sponichi 12/23/2018, Sponichi 12/22/2018, Sanspo 12/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/22/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/22/2018, Sports Hochi 12/22/2018


[12/21/2018] Tomotaka Sakaguchi agrees to three-year contract

Thirty-four-year-old Tomotaka Sakaguchi finalized to a new three-year contract with the Yakult Swallows on December 21. The contract does not have a set salary, which means it will fluctuate year to year. His salary in 2019 will be an estimated 140 million yen, up 40 million yen from this year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/21/2018, Sports Hochi 12/21/2018, Sponichi 12/21/2018, Sanspo 12/21/2018


[12/6/2018] Shun Yamaguchi agrees to two-year extension

Shun Yamaguchi agreed to a new two-year contract extension (he was in the final year of a two-year deal this season). According to media reports, his salary will be an estimated 230 million yen next year (no change over this season). He was also assigned a new uniform number: from 42 to 11.

Source: Yomiuri 12/6/2018, Sanspo 12/6/2018, Daily Sports 12/6/2018, Sponichi 12/6/2018


[12/6/2018] Haruki Nishikawa signs two-year contract

Twenty-six-year-old Haruki Nishikawa signed a new contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters. He agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 400 million yen in total. Nishikawa led the Pacific League in stolen bases for the second year in a row (third overall) and picked up his second Golden Glove in as many years.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/5/2018, Sponichi 12/5/2018, Daily Sports 12/5/2018, Sanspo 12/5/2018


[8/4/2017] Orix Buffaloes sign Stefen Romero to contact extension

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they signed Stefen Romero to a contract extension. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a two-year contract, with an optional third year, that will be worth 2,500,000 US dollars plus incentives a year.

Source: Orix 8/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 8/4/2017, Daily Sports 8/4/2017