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[11/6/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines reach agreement with Kennys Vargas

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced that they acquired twenty-eight-year-old Kennys Vargas. According to various reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.5 million US dollars.

Source: Lotte 11/6/2018, Daily Sports 11/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/6/2018

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ORI

[10/29/2018] Orix Buffaloes reach agreement with Joey Meneses

The Orix Buffaloes announced that they acquired twenty-six-year-old Joey Meneses. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 100 million yen. Meneses has not yet been assigned a uniform number.

Source: Orix 10/29/2018, Daily Sports 10/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018, Sports Hochi 10/29/2018, Sanspo 10/29/2018

[UPDATE 10/30 @ 1:34pm]

Media reports from today put the one-year deal at an estimated one million US dollars.

Source: Sanspo 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018

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ORI

[10/20/2018] Orix Buffaloes could be close to deal with Joey Meneses

According to a number of reports, the Orix Buffaloes are in negotiations with twenty-six-year-old Joey Meneses. Assuming no major issues, the Buffaloes could make an announcement of a deal soon.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/20/2018, Sports Hochi 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018

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SEI

[7/26/2018] Seibu Lions reach agreement with Kyle Martin

The Seibu Lions announced on July 26 that they reached an agreement with Kyle Martin. They are hoping he can help bolster their bullpen. The twenty-seven-year-old will arrive in Japan on July 29. The Lions will hold a press conference for him on July 31.

Source: Seibu 7/26/2018, Sports Hochi 7/26/2018, Sponichi 7/26/2018, Sponichi 7/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/26/2018, Sanspo 7/26/2018

[UPDATE 8/1 @ 4:50am]

The Lions held a press conference for Martin on July 31. He was assigned the uniform number 42. According to media reports, he agreed to a contract worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars.

Source: Seibu 7/31/2o18, Sanspo 7/31/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/31/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/31/2018

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CHU

[7/20/2018] Chunichi Dragons interested in Joely Rodriguez

The Chunichi Dragons are interested in twenty-six-year-old pitcher Joely Rodriguez. According to Sponichi, the Dragons are planning to give Rodriguez a tryout. They see him as a possible left-handed option out of the bullpen.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/20/2018, Sponichi 7/20/2018

[UPDATE 7/26 @ 10:34am]

The Dragons held a press conference for Rodriguez on July 25. He was assigned the uniform number 57. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a contract worth an estimated thirty million yen plus incentives.

Source: Chunichi 7/25/2018, Daily Sports 7/25/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/25/2018, Sports Hochi 7/25/2018

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SOF

[7/6/2018] Softbank Hawks reach agreement with Ariel Miranda

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Ariel Miranda (a final contract is pending a physical).

Source: Softbank 7/6/2018, Sports Hochi 7/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/6/2018, Daily Sports 7/6/2018, Sponichi 7/6/2018

[UPDATE 7/18 @ 3:52pm]

The Hawks held a press conference for Miranda at YafuOku Dome on July 17. He was assigned the uniform number 19. According to media reports, Miranda agreed to a one-year deal (good for the rest of the current season) worth an estimated forty million yen.

Source: Softbank 7/17/2018, Daily Sports 7/17/2018, Sports Hochi 7/17/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/17/2018

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ORI

[7/5/2018] Orix Buffaloes reach agreement with Donn Roach

The Orix Buffaloes are interested in Donn Roach. They may be close to finalizing a deal for the twenty-eight-year-old pitcher. The Buffaloes have been looking for another arm to help bolster the pitching staff during the summer months.

Source: Daily Sports 7/4/2018, Sponichi 7/5/2018, Sports Hochi 7/4/2018, Sports Hochi 7/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/4/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/4/2018

[UPDATE 7/8 @ 12:42am]

The Orix Buffaloes announced on July 7 that they reached an agreement with Roach. He was assigned the uniform number 42.

Source: Orix 7/7/2018, Daily Sports 7/7/2018, Sanspo 7/7/2018, Sponichi 7/7/2018

[UPDATE 7/8 @ 5:04pm]

The media is reporting that Roach agreed to an estimated thirty million yen. His contract is for the 2018 season.

Source: Sponichi 7/8/2018, Sanspo 7/8/2018, Sports Hochi 7/8/2018, Daily Sports 7/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/8/2018

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HIR

[6/26/2018] Hiroshima Carp reaches agreement with Johnny Hellweg

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Johnny Hellweg. He was assigned the uniform number 62.

According to media reports, he agreed to a contract worth an estimated 300,000 US dollar plus incentives. The agreement also includes a signing bonus of 50,000 US dollars (estimate).

Source: Sponichi 6/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2018, Sports Hochi 6/26/2018, Daily Sports 6/26/2018

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YAK

[6/20/2018] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Jason Urquidez

The Yakult Swallows announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-five-year-old pitcher Jason Urquidez. He was assigned the uniform number 61. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth 150,000 US dollars plus incentives.

Urquidez is in the process of getting a work visa. He could arrive in Japan some time next week.

Source: Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/20/2018, Daily Sports 6/20/2018, Sponichi 6/20/2018, Sanspo 6/20/2018

[UPDATE 6/29 @ 10:24pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Urquidez today. He was assigned the uniform number 61.

Source: Yakult 6/29/2018

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HAN

[6/15/2018] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Efren Navarro

The Hanshin Tigers announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-two-year-old Efren Navarro.

Source: Hanshin 6/15/2018

[UPDATE 6/18 @ 1:59am]

The Tigers held a press conference for Navarro on June 17. He was assigned the uniform number 99. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars.

Source: Hanshin 6/17/2018, Sanspo 6/17/2018, Daily Sports 6/17/2018, Sports Hochi 6/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/17/2018, Tokyo Sports 6/17/2018


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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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