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ORI

2018 Orix Buffaloes Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
OUT ローチ Donn Roach [11/26] The Buffaloes announced that Roach will not be returning next year. Sanspo 11/27/2018 … [11/23] Roach is not expected to return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/23/2018  
OUT 中島宏之 Hiroyuki Nakajima [11/17] The Giants might be close to signing Nakajima. They might be working on a one-year deal worth about 150 million yen. They might also offer him the uniform number 5. Nikkan Sports 11/17/2018 … [11/14] There is a good chance the Giants will contact Nakajima, most likely with a nod from Hara. Sponichi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018, Sanspo 11/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [11/03] The Yomiuri Giants are planning to look into Nakajima. There is the WBC connection between Hara and Nakajima. Daily Sports 11/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/3/2018, Sponichi 11/3/2018 … [11/03] The Seibu Lions do not seem interested. They also do not have the room. Tokyo Sports 11/3/2018 … [11/02] According to reports from this morning, Nakajima’s agent asked the Buffaloes for his clients release after negotiations broke down between the two parties. The Buffaloes are expected to place Nakajima on waivers. Daily Sports 11/2/2018, Sports Hochi 11/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/2/2018, Sponichi 11/2/2018, Daily Sports 11/2/2018 … [10/29] Nakajima could end up becoming a free agent. His options might be to either take a significant cut in salary or become a free agent. Nakajima finished off a three-year contract last season. An option was exercised and his salary remained at an estimated 350 million yen this year. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 11/02
STAY マレーロ Chris Marrero [11/26] The Buffaloes announced that they signed Marrero to a contract for the 2019 season. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 600,000 US dollars. Sanspo 11/27/2018, Sponichi 11/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/26/2018 … [11/23] Marrero might end up returning to Orix next year. Sports Hochi 11/23/2018 … [10/23] The Hanshin Tigers could be interested. Sponichi 10/23/2018 … [10/08] The Buffaloes might not offer Marrero a new contract. Sanspo 10/8/2018 11/26
STAY ディクソン Brandon Dickson [10/08] Dickson will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Sanspo 10/8/2018  
STAY ロメロ Stefen Romero [10/06] Romero will be in the second year of a three-year contract next year. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018  
西勇輝 Yuki Nishi Yuki Nishi 2018 Off-season Updates  
金子千尋 Chihiro Kaneko Chihiro Kaneko 2018 Off-season Updates  
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2018 Hanshin Tigers Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
藤谷洸介 Kosuke Fujitani [12/03] Fujitani was assigned the uniform number 115. Hanshin 12/3/2018 … [11/14] The Tigers signed Fujitani to an Ikusei contract. Hanshin 11/14/2018
山崎勝己 Katsuki Yamazaki [11/10] The Buffaloes might be planning to offer Yamazaki a two-year deal that could be worth an estimated 30 million yen next year. Nikkan Sports 11/10/2018
メッセンジャー Randy Messenger [12/10] The Tigers announced that signed Messenger to a contract for the 2019 season. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 350 million yen (no change over this season). Hanshin 12/10/2018, Daily Sports 12/11/2018, Sponichi 12/11/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/11/2018 … [10/31] Messenger and Tigers may have agreed to basic terms on a one-year contract. They are expected to finalize terms before the end of the year. Daily Sports 10/31/2018 … [10/13] Nikkan Sports is reporting that Messenger signed a new one-year contract. Nikkan Sports 10/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/13/2018 … [10/10] The Tigers are planning to make Messenger an offer. According to Nikkan Sports, when asked about next season, Messenger said he hadn’t given it much thought yet and might even end up being in the US instead of Japan. Sports Hochi 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018
上本博紀 Hiroki Uemoto [11/13] Hiroki Uemoto to stay with Hanshin for at least one more year … [10/31] Uemoto may be planning to exercise his option if negotiation with the Tigers do not go well. The Tigers have apparently offered a multi-year deal, likely three years. Sanspo 10/31/2018 … [10/05] Could earn domestic free agent option with injury exception. Considering options. Tigers could have two- or three-year offer on table. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018
OUT ロサリオ Wilin Rosario [10/31] The Tigers placed Rosario on waivers. The NPB listed him as a free agent on 10/31. NPB 2018 Released Players … [10/31] According to Tokyo Sports, Rosario is willing to take a big pay cut to stay with the Tigers. Tokyo Sports 10/31/2018 … [10/20] The Tigers are still in the process of evaluating whether or not it makes sense to keep Rosario. They have not ruled him out of their plans yet. Daily Sports 10/20/2018 … [10/11] Rosario is interested in returning next year. Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018 … [10/06] The Tigers have an option to buy out a second year. They may be open to signing him to a new contract if he is willing to take a significant cut in base salary (with potential to make up some of the difference with performance bonuses). Sponichi 10/6/2018 … [10/05] May not return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sports Hochi 10/5/2018
OUT マテオ Marcos Mateo [10/31] The Tigers placed Mateo on waivers. The NPB listed him as a free agent on 10/31. NPB 2018 Released Players … [10/11] According to Sports Hochi, the Tigers are not planning to make Mateo an offer. Sports Hochi 10/11/2018 … [10/10] Mateo is slated to have his right shoulder cleaned out during the upcoming off-season. The Tigers are planning to take him off their reserved list, but have not ruled him out completely. Sponichi 10/10/2018 … [10/05] May not return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sports Hochi 10/5/2018
OUT モレノ Diego Moreno [10/31] The Tigers placed Moreno on waivers. The NPB listed him as a free agent on 10/31. NPB 2018 Released Players … [10/11] According to Sports Hochi, the Tigers are not planning to make Moreno an offer. Sports Hochi 10/11/2018 … [10/05] May not return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sports Hochi 10/5/2018
STAY ナバーロ Efren Navarro [12/06] The Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with Navarro. Hanshin 12/6/2018 … [11/14] According to Sponichi, the two sides may have agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 500,000 US dollars. Sponichi 11/14/2018 … [11/13] Navarro has reportedly signed a new contract with Hanshin. Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018 … [10/31] Navarro  could return next year, according to Nikkan Sports. Nikkan Sports 10/31/2018 … [10/16] Navarro is interested in returning next year. Daily Sports 10/16/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/16/2018 … [10/05] May not return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018
メッセンジャー Randy Messenger [10/05] Will most likely be asked to return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018
ドリス Rafael Dolis [12/13] According to Sanspo, Dolis agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 170 million yen. Sanspo 12/13/2018 … [12/12] The Tigers announced that they signed Dolis to a contract for the 2018 seas0n. Hanshin 12/12/2018 … [12/07] The Tigers have reached a basic agreement with Dolis. A formal agreement could be made before the end of the month. Daily Sports 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018 … [11/30] The two sides have not yet been able to reach an agreement. Sanspo 11/30/2018 … [10/05] Will probably be asked to return. Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018

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2018 Chunichi Dragons Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
STAY 松坂大輔 Daisuke Matsuzaka [12/19] The Dragons announced that they finalized a new contract with Matsuzaka. According to media reporters, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated eighty million yen plus incentives. Chunichi 12/19/2018, Sponichi 12/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/19/2018
A. マルティネス Ariel Martinez [10/14] Martinez will return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/14/2018
STAY 吉見一起 Kazuki Yoshimi [11/10] Yoshimi may have agreed to a two-year contract. Daily Sports 11/10/2018 … [11/09] The Dragons announced that Yoshimi decided not to use his free agent option. Chunichi 11/9/2018, Sponichi 11/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Daily Sports 11/9/2018 … [11/07] Yoshimi met Chunichi officials for the fourth time on November 6. Sports Hochi 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018 … [11/06] Yoshimi has already met Chunichi officials three times. He has been offered a multi-year deal, but has so far not been impressed. He is scheduled to meet officials again soon. He told reporters he wanted to feel needed. Sponichi 11/6/2018, Sports Hochi 11/6/2018, Daily Sports 11/6/2018 … [10/15] Yoshimi is thinking about using his domestic free agent option. Considering his age (thirty-four), this could be his last serious chance to find out if other teams are interested in his services. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018
マルティネス Raidel Martínez [10/14] Martinez will return in 2019. Sports Hochi 11/14/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018
ビシエド Dayan Viciedo [12/10] According to sources out of the US (Jon Heyman), the Dragons and Viciedo may have agreed to a three-year deal worth an estimated ten million US dollars. Daily Sports 12/10/2018, Sanspo 12/10/2018 … [10/14] The two sides may be close to finalizing a multi-year deal. Viciedo is apparently open to ending his career in Japan. Sports Hochi 10/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/13] Viciedo does like playing for Chunichi (and is grateful for what Shigekazu Mori has done for him), but money is factor. Sponichi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Final year of a two-year deal. Dragons thinking about offering new contract. Could sign with another team for more. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
アルモンテ Zoilo Almonte [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Dragons thinking about offering extensions. Wants to play in Japan, but could sign elsewhere. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
モヤ Steven Moya [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/05] Moya is set to attend the Phoenix League. Sponichi 10/5/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
OUT ガルシア Onelki Garcia [12/19] Garcia apparently wanted to play for the Tigers and asked his agent to approach them. Daily Sports 12/19/2018 … [12/04] The Dragons have reportedly ended negotiations with Garcia because his asking price was too high. Senior Director Shigekazu Mori told reporters he had a basic verbal agreement with Garcia that fell apart because of his agent. Nikkan Sports 12/4/2018 … [12/01] The Hanshin Tigers could be interested. Nikkan Sports 12/1/2018 … [11/30] Garcia is apparently looking for more than what the Dragons can offer (at least three years and around 200 million yen a year). Sanspo 11/30/2018, Chunichi Sports 11/30/2018, Daily Sports 11/30/2018 … [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
ロドリゲス Joely Rodriguez [10/13] The Dragons may be in the final stages of negotiating a new contract. Sports Hochi 10/13/2018 … [10/05] A number of MLB teams are said to be interested in Rodriguez. Sponichi 10/5/2018 … [10/04] Interested in staying. Dragons planning to offer extensions. Sanspo 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sports Hochi 10/4/2018
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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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