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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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[11/8/2018] Takeya Nakamura to exercise option and remain with Seibu

The Seibu Lions announced that Takeya Nakamura decided to exercise his international free agent option and stay with the organization. The Lions released the following statement from Nakamura:

I decided to exercise my international free agent option because I want to continue wearing the Lions uniform. I want to wear this uniform and, with the help from fans, hit as many home runs as possible, beginning next year. I also want to taste the happiness of winning the Nippon Series we failed to win this year with this team.

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

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[10/5/2018] Masatoshi Okada has surgery on right elbow

The Seibu Lions announced that Masatoshi Okada had surgery to remove fragments from his right elbow. He will need about two months for a full recovery. Okada started having problems with the elbow this season and wanted to make sure he was at 100 percent next year.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018

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Hideto Asamura 2018 Off-season Updates

Date Updates
11/8/2018 10:20am – Latest offer rumors: Rakuten four years around 2 billion yen and possibly the uniform number 3 (Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018, Daily Sports 11/8/2018, Sponichi 11/8/2018); Orix three years around 1.5 billion yen (Sponichi 11/8/2018), four years about 1.6 billion yen (Sanspo 11/8/2018); Softbank fours years around 2.8 billion yen (Daily Sports 11/8/2018), four years about 2.5 billion yen (Sports Hochi 11/8/2018), four years around 2 billion yen (Sanspo 11/8/2018). … 4:41am – Asamura held a press conference on November 7 to formally announce his decision to exercise his free agent option. Sponichi 11/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Tokyo Sports 11/7/2018, Sports Hochi 11/7/2018 … The Eagles are planning to approach Asamura as soon as possible. Sponichi 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Sports Hochi 11/7/2018 … The Hawks are also interested in meeting Asamura as soon as possible. Tokyo Sports 11/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018, Sports Hochi 11/7/2018
11/6/2018 11:50pm – The Rakuten Ealges could be high on Asamura’s list. Former teammates Naoto Watanabe, General Manager Kazuhisa Ishii, and Takayuki Kishi. He has also gotten close to Takahiro Norimoto. Tokyo Sports 11/6/2018 … Asamura is slated to hold a press conference on November 7. Daily Sports 11/6/2018 … Possible offers: Rakuten four years at 1.6 billion yen or more. Softbank at least three years at 1.5 billion yen. Orix could go up to four years, but three years at 1.5 billion yen. Seibu three years at 1.5 billion yen. Sports Hochi 11/6/2018 … 4:39am – The Lions posted a notice on November 5 that Asamura is planning to exercise his option. Seibu 11/5/2018 … 4:05am – Seibu officials met Asamura on November 5. Asamura told them he wanted to exercise his option to test the free agent waters. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018
11/5/2018 A Seibu official told reporters that Asamura contacted them about exercising his option. Sanspo 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018 … Asamura is planning to exercise his option. Sponichi 11/5/2018 … The Lions are planning to leave the window open even if Asamura uses his option. Daily Sports 11/5/2018Sports Hochi 11/5/2018 … The Rakuten Eagles might be willing to go four years and two billion yen. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018 … The Orix Buffaloes might be willing to go up to four years. They could potentially use money they saved by losing Hiroyuki Nakajima and slashing Chihiro Kaneko’s salary. Sanspo 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018
11/4/2018 Asamura is interested in testing the waters and will most likely exercise his option. The Lions first offer may have been three years at 1.2 billion yen, followed by three years at 1.5 billion yen. Sanspo 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018 … The Softbank Hawks are very interested in Asamura. Sanspo 11/4/2018
10/31/2018 Senior Director Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on October 30 that they are doing what they can to keep Asamura in Tokorozawa. They may have offered him something similar to what they offer Takeya Nakamura in 2013 (four-years at up to two billion yen). Sanspo has their offer at three years and around 1.5 billion yen. Right now, he feels they have a 50-50 chance. Daily Sports 10/31/2018, Sports Hochi 10/31/2018, Sanspo 10/31/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2018, Sponichi 10/31/2018
10/06/2018 A number of teams, including Softbank and Orix, are keeping an eye on what Asamura does with his free agent option. Nikkan Sports 10/6/2018, Sports Hochi 10/6/2018
10/01/2018 The Rakuten Eagles are interested. Sports Hochi 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/6/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018
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Ginjiro Sumitani 2018 Off-season Updates

Date Updates
11/9/2018 12:06pm – The Giants might be front runners to land Sumitani because the Eagles no longer seem to be as interested. Sanspo 11/9/2018
11/8/2018 3:15pm – Sumitani filed his option and held a press conference on November 8. He told reporters he struggled with his decision, but ultimately wanted a chance to field offers from other teams. Tokyo Sports 11/8/2018, Sports Hochi 11/8/2018, Daily Sports 11/8/2018, Sponichi 11/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018, Sanspo 11/8/2018 … 4:50am – The Lions announced that Sumitani will exercise his free agent option. Seibu 11/7/2018 … Sumitani’s decision is not necessarily about money, but playing time. Tokyo Sports 11/7/2018 … Sumitani is planning to file on November 8. He is also slated to hold a press conference on the same day. The Lions met with him three times. They feel they made him their best offer. Sponichi 11/7/2018, Sponichi 11/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018
11/6/2018 11:29pm – The Giants might be the current front runner. Tokyo Sports 11/6/2018 … 3:58am – Sumitani met team officials and November 5. The Lions already offered him a multi-year deal and again asked him to stay. He thanked the team for their offer and said he still wanted to test the free agent waters and planned to exercise his option. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018 … The Giants are still very much interested. They have options at catcher (Shinnosuke Abe also wants to do more catching again), but Sumitani could provide more stability. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018
11/5/2018 The Lions are planning to leave the window open even if Sumitani uses his option. Daily Sports 11/5/2018, Sports Hochi 11/5/2018
11/4/2018 Sumitani is planning to speak to the Lions one more time before making a decision about his option. Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sponichi 11/4/2018, Sports Hochi 11/4/2018
10/31/2018 Senior Director Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on October 30 that they are negotiating with Sumitani. Right now, he feels they have a 50-50 chance. Daily Sports 10/31/2018, Sports Hochi 10/31/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2018
10/20/2018 The Yomiuri Giants are interested. Sponichi 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018
10/01/2018 The Rakuten Eagles are interested. Sports Hochi 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/6/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018
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Seibu Lions 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
85 監督
Manager
辻 発彦
Hatsuhiko Tsuji
83 作戦兼守備・走塁コーチ
Strategy/Fielding/Base Coach
馬場 敏史
Toshifumi Baba
88 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
小野 和義
Kazuyoshi Ono
74 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
西口 文也
Fumiya Nishiguchi
84 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
秋元 宏作
Kosaku Akimoto
76 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
阿部 真宏
Masahiro Abe
86 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
赤田 将吾
Shogo Akada
87 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
黒田 哲史
Satoshi Kuroda
70 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
佐藤 友亮
Tomoaki Sato

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
77 監督
Manager
松井 稼頭央
Kazuo Matsui
75 野手総合コーチ
Pos. Player Coach
高木 浩之
Hiroyuki Takagi
90 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
杉山 賢人
Kento Sugiyama
91 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
許 銘傑
Ming-Chieh Hsu
82 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
野田 浩輔
Kosuke Noda
89 打撃兼内野守備・走塁コーチ
Hitting/INF/Base Coach
平尾 博司
Hiroshi Hirao
80 打撃兼外野守備・走塁コーチ
Hitting/OF/Base Coach
嶋 重宣
Shigenobu Shima
81 育成コーチ
Ikusei Coach
星 孝典
Takanori Hoshi
92 巡回投手コーチ
Roving Pitching Coach
清川 栄治
Eiji Kiyokawa

Source: Seibu 11/4/2018

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Yusei Kikuchi 2018 Off-season Updates

Date Updates
11/13/2018 12:34pm – The Seibu Lions could post Kikuchi some time before the end of the month (possibly around the 20th). The deadline is December 5. Kikuchi is planning to attend Fan Appreciation Day on November 23, as well as other team functions. Daily Sports 11/13/2018, Sponichi 11/13/2018
11/11/2018 5:30pm – Kikuchi left for the US on November 10. He will most likely be in the US for about ten days (meetings with Scott Boras, training, medical exam, etc). Daily Sports 11/11/2018, Sports Hochi 11/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2018, Sponichi 11/11/2018, Sanspo 11/11/2018
11/10/2018 5:40am – Kikuchi is expected to fly to the United States for a medical exam sometime soon. He could ultimately end up negotiating with five to six teams in December. Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018
11/6/2018 11:54pm – Kikuchi apparently select Scott Boras to represent him. Nikkan Sports 11/6/2018, Sponichi 11/6/2018, Sanspo 11/6/2018 … 3:39am – Kikuchi met team officials on November 5. They talked about his dream of pitching in the Majors. The Lions are going to post Kikuchi. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018
11/2/2018 3:52pm – Tokyo Sports notes that it’s possible the Lions could hold a press conference as early as November 5 to announce a decision. Tokyo Sports 11/2/2018
10/31/2018 2:58pm – Senior Director Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on October 30 that he knew about Kikuchi’s desire to play in the Majors and that he hoped to meet him some time within the next week. Sponichi 10/31/2018, Daily Sports 10/31/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2018
10/30/2018 8:58pm – Kikuchi spoke to reporters on October 29 and said that it had been his dream to play in the Majors since he was in high school. He also told reporters he looked forward to speaking to the Lions. According to Sponichi, Scott Boras might be the top candidate to represent Kikuchi. Sanspo 10/30/2018, Sports Hochi 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018
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[10/31/2018] Seibu’s H. Saito and H. Takagi to player winter ball in Australia

Hiromasa Saito and Hayato Takagi will be playing winter ball for the Australian Baseball League’s Melbourne Aces. According to Sponichi, the two players will with Melbourne between November 16 and December 23.

Source: Seibu 10/31/2018, Sponichi 10/31/2018

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Seibu Lions: 2018 Fall Camp

The Seibu Lions released some information about fall camp:

  • November 6 (Tue) – November 19 (Tue)
  • Days off: November 10 (Sat), 15 (Thu)
  • Venue: Nango Stadium

Source: Seibu 10/30/2018

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2018 Seibu Lions Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 松本 航
Matsumoto, Wataru
P 日本体育大
Nippon Taiiku U
R R 176 84 1996/11/28 A A S A A A
2 渡邉 勇太朗
Watanabe, Yutaro
P 浦和学院高
Urawa Gakuin HS
R R 190 90 2000/09/21 A A A A A A+
3 山野辺 翔
Yamanobe, Kakeru
INF 三菱自動車岡崎
Mitsubishi Jidosha Okazaki
R R 170 74 1994/05/24   B B B B B
4 粟津 凱士
Awatsu, Kaito
P 東日本国際大
Higashi Nippon Kokusai U
R R 180 80 1997/03/01 C B B   C  
5 牧野 翔矢
Makino, Shoya
C 遊学館高
Yugakkan HS
R L 178 77 2001/03/04 C B B   C  
6 森脇 亮介
Moriwaki, Ryosuke
P セガサミー
Sega Sammy 
R R 175 70 1992/07/13            
7 佐藤 龍世
Sato, Ryusei
INF 富士大
Fuji U
R R 174 80 1997/01/15 C B B   C  
I1 東野 葵
Tono, Aoi
P 日本経済大
Nihon Keizai U
L L 183 75 1996/11/30 C C        
I2 大窪 士夢
Okubo, Jiyu
P 北海高
Hokkai HS
R R 198 88 2000/08/02 C C        
I3 中熊 大智
Nakaguma, Daichi
C 徳山大
Tokuyama U
R L 176 84 1996/08/27   C        

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Hatsuhiko Tsuji
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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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