The Seibu Lions announced on September 23 that Felipe Paulino and C.C. Lee returned to their respective homes. Both pitchers were at Ni-gun, but with the team eliminated from the Climax Series, the Lions wanted to give their younger players a chance to get some playing time.
Source: Sponichi 9/23/20160 Comments
Felipe Paulino will head to the bullpen since the Seibu Lions are only scheduled to play five games this week.
Brian Wolfe is set to start a Ni-gun game on August 19 against the Yakult Swallows. He could be ready for the active roster later this month.
Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/20160 Comments
The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-two-year-old pitcher Felipe Paulino. He is slated to arrive in Japan on May 30 and attend a press conference on May 31.
[UPDATE @ 5:02pm]
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated sixty million yen plus incentives. Paulino was also assigned the uniform number 4.0 Comments
The Seibu Lions are looking to bolster their pitching staff and are interested in thirty-two-year-old Felipe Paulino.
The Lions are currently without their ace, Takayuki Kishi. Andy Van Hekken has not lived up to their expectations so far. And with Tomomi Takahashi hurt, they have had to use Kazuhisa Makita as a reliever. Adding Paulino to the staff would give Seibu a few more options without having to rush younger/inexperienced arms like Shinsaburo Tawata and Isamu Sato.
Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016
[UPDATE @ 9:55am]
The Lions have looked at about eight pitchers and found a number of good candidates. Paulino may be at the top of their list.
Source: Sponichi 5/23/20160 Comments