Wolfe, Brian ウルフ (うるふ)
Seibu Lions | #54 | P
Born: 11/28/1980 (age 38)
Height: 191cm
Weight: 104kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
History: サーバイト高-ブルージェイズ-日本ハム-ソフトバンク
Roster Changes: added 08/27/2016, removed 09/10/2016, added 09/21/2016, removed 09/22/2016

[4/16/2018] Brian Wolfe leaves start with elbow discomfort

Brian Wolfe started a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Rakuten Seimei on April 15. He was pulled from the game after he developed some tingling near his right elbow (he left after he threw two pitches to the eleventh batter of the first inning). The Seibu Lions will make a decision on Wolfe after he gets checked out at the hospital.

Source: Sanpso 4/15/2018, Sponichi 4/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/15/2018

[UPDATE 4/18 @ 3:38pm]

Wolfe was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on April 16. Doctors found that the tingling was caused by an ulnar nerve coming into contact with bone. He was treated with an injection. He was able to throw about thirty pitches in the bullpen on April  17.

Source: Tokyo Sports 4/17/2018, Sponichi 4/17/2018, Sanspo 4/17/2018


[10/17/2017] Seibu Lions will most likely offer contracts to Wolfe, Schlitter

The Seibu Lions are planning to offer thirty-six-year-old Brian Wolfe and thirty-one-year-old Brian Schlitter contracts for the 2018 season. Wolfe won nine games this year and Schlitter pitched in sixty-four games and recorded thirty-two holds.

Schlitter returned to the United States out of Narita Airport on October 17.

Thirty-one-year-old Ernesto Mejia will be in the second year of a three-year contract next year. The Lions will most likely part ways with thirty-one-year-old Stephen Fife and twenty-seven-year-old Frank Garces.

Source: Sponichi 10/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/17/2017

[UPDATE 10/18 @ 9:15pm]

The Lions announced that they placed Garces and Fife on waivers.

Source: Seibu 10/18/2017

[UPDATE 10/19 @ 1:22am]

Wolfe left for the United States out of Narita Airport on October 18.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2017

[UPDATE 10/19 @ 6:04pm]

Mejia left for the United States out of Narita Airport on October 18.

Source: Daily Sports 10/19/2017

[UPDATE 10/30 @ 11:10pm]

The Lions are expected to part ways with Schlitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/30/2017

[UPDATE 11/1 @ 3:54pm]

The Lions announced today that they reached an agreement with Wolfe. The Lions also announced that they are not going to offer Schlitter a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Seibu 11/1/2017


[5/21/2017] Brian Wolfe leaves game with tightness in right side

Brian Wolfe developed tightness in his right side and left today’s game against the Softbank Hawks at MetLife Dome after putting runners on second and third and one out in the sixth inning. The Seibu Lions are planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Sanspo 5/21/2017

[UPDATE 5/31 @ 2:27am]

Wolfe was taken off the active roster on May 22 with discomfort in his right side. He could be ready to return to the active roster in time for a start on June 4 against Yakult at Jingu Stadium. He played catch at a distance of about fifty meters during Ichi-gun practices on May 29.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/30/2017


[11/10/2016] Seibu Lions sign Brian Wolfe to new contract

The Seibu Lions announced today that they reached an agreement on a new contract with Brian Wolfe for the 2017 season. They also announced that his uniform number will change from 69 to 54.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth 50 million yen plus incentives.

Source: Seibu announcement, Jiji 11/10/2016


[8/22/2016] Brian Wolfe set to make first start with Seibu on August 27

Brian Wolfe started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on August 21. He gave up five runs (all earned) on eight hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven batters, threw ninety-five pitches, walked none, and struck out two. Wolfe is slated to make his Ichi-gun debut with Seibu on August 27 against Nippon Ham at Seibu Prince Dome.

Source: Sponichi 8/22/2016


[8/16/2016] Seibu Lions: Felipe Paulino, Brian Wolfe

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 8/16/2016