Tag Archive: Seibu Lions

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Ryuya Ogawa (Seibu): Did You Know

Family and Relationships

2018

December 29 – The media learned that Ogawa filed marriage papers with a woman after the season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/29/2018

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[12/20/2018] Seibu selects Tetsuya Utsumi as part of FA compensation

The Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants announced today that the Lions selected thirty-six-year-old Tetsuya Utsumi as part of their free agent compensation package for Ginjiro Sumitani. The Giants released the following statement from Utsumi:

Being a part of the Giants over the last fifteen years, with support from the best fans in Japan, is my greatest memory. I am grateful to all my teammates. I take great pride in the things I have accomplished with this amazing team, like leading the league in wins and being a player rep. I will apply everything I learned with the Giants and do my best with the new team I will be joining. To the Giants, I look forward to facing you at the Nippon Series. To the fans, please continue to support me.

Source: Seibu 12/20/2018, Yomiuri 12/20/2018

[UPDATE 12/22 @ 5:17am]

The Lions held a press conference for Utsumi on December 21. He was assigned the uniform number 27.

Source: Seibu 12/21/2018

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[12/18/2018] Seibu Lions sign Jen-Lei Liao

The Seibu Lions announced that they finalized a contract with twenty-five-year-old pitcher Jen-Lei Liao. He was assigned the uniform number 50.

Liao was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 draft by the Yomiuri Giants. He went 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA (1.70 WHIP) in thirty-one Ni-gun games between 2017 and 2018.

Source: Seibu 12/17/2018

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Seibu Lions: 2019 Spring Camp

A Camp

First

  • February 1 (Fri) – 18 (Mon)
  • Days Off: February 4 (Mon), 9 (Sat), 14 (Thu)
  • Venue: Miyazaki Nichinan Nango Chuo Park

Second

  • February 20 (Wed) – 24 (Sun)
  • Venue: Kochi Haruno Athletic Park

B Camp

  • February 1 (Fri) – 27 (Wed)
  • Days Off: February 4 (Mon), 9 (Sat), 14 (Thu), 19 (Tue), 25 (Mon)
  • Venue: Kochi Haruno Athletic Park

Source: Seibu 12/14/2018

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[12/3/2018] Seibu Lions post Yusei Kikuchi

The Seibu Lions announced that they filed papers to post twenty-seven-year-old Yusei Kikuchi.

Source: Seibu 12/3/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/3/2018, Daily Sports 12/3/2018, Sponichi 12/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/3/2018

[UPDATE 1/9 @ 2:16pm]

The Seattle Marines signed Kikuchi to a four-year contract that can end after three years, or extend to seven years. The contract has a thirteen million dollar player option for 2022 that can be replaced by a four-year, sixty-six million dollar extension. Kikuchi can become a free agent if he declines the 2022 option and the Mariners do not pick up the four-year extension. Kikuchi can earn forty-three million dollars over the first three years and as much as 109 million dollars if the contract goes to seven years.

According to Japanese reports, the Seibu Lions are expected to get 10,275,000 US dollars for posting Kikuchi.

Source: MLB 1/3/2019, Sanspo 1/9/2018, Sponichi 1/9/2018

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[11/22/2018] Seibu Lions reach agreement with Zach Neal

The Seibu Lions announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Zach Neal.

Source: Seibu 11/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2018, Sanspo 11/22/2018, Sponichi 11/22/2018, Tokyo Sports 11/22/2018

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 11:24pm]

According to Nikkan Sports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 71.5 million yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2018

[UPDATE 11/24 @ 2:24am]

Sponichi is reporting the deal to be worth an estimated 650,000 US dollars.

Source: Sponichi 11/23/2018

[UPDATE 12/9 @ 5:40pm]

The Lions announced that they finalized an agreement with Neal. He was assigned the uniform number 54.

Source: Seibu 12/8/2018

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[11/22/2018] Seibu Lions uniform number changes

The Seibu Lions announced the following uniform number changes:

  • Kona Takahashi = 17 → 13
  • Seiji Kawagoe = 26 → 72

Source: Seibu 11/21/2018

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[11/17/2018] Seibu Lions add Wataru Takagi to seventy-man roster

The Seibu Lions announced that they added eighteen-year-old Wataru Takagi to their seventy-man roster. His new uniform number will be 73 (from 121). According to Nikkan Sports, Takagi’s salary next year will be an estimated five million yen (up two million yen from this season).

Source: Seibu 11/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2018

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[11/17/2018] Fabio Castillo has surgery to clean right elbow

The Seibu Lions announced that Fabio Castillo had surgery to clean out his right elbow at a hospital in Arizona on November 6. He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Source: Seibu 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/17/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2018, Sanspo 11/16/2018

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[11/8/2018] Ernesto Mejia has wrist surgery

The Seibu Lions announced that Ernesto Mejia had surgery to clean out his left wrist at a hospital in the United States on November 6. He will most likely require about three moths for a full recovery.

Source: Seibu 11/8/2018, Sanspo 11/8/2018, Sponichi 11/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018

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Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
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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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