May 30 vs Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome – Guerrero hit the JR Higashi Nihon billboard in left in the seventh inning. He will get a VIEW gift certificate worth one million yen.
Source: Sanspo 5/30/2018
September 11 vs Yakult at Tokyo Dome – Guerrero got the start in left, but moved over to right in the ninth inning. He later told reporters he played right for the first time in his baseball career.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/20180 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced on December 15 that they signed Alex Guerrero to a contract. He was assigned the uniform number 5. His uniform name will be Guerrero.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 800 million yen (includes signing bonus).
In ten games at Tokyo Dome this season, Guerrero went 13-for-41 with two home runs and three RBI. He also struck out ten games and walked once.0 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons announced on December 2 that they decided to part ways with Alex Guerrero. Dragons official Kazuo Nishiyama told reporters they tried to negotiate a deal, but failed to reach an agreement.
[UPDATE 12/4 @ 2:00am]
The Yomiuri Giants are interested in the slugger. They are looking for someone to help power their line-up.0 Comments
Alex Guerrero was taken off the active roster on September 28. He may have injured his left side during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on September 27.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/20170 Comments
Alex Guerrero was hit by a pitch during today’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Nagoya Dome.
Guerrero stepped up to bat with a runner on first and two out in the fourth inning. Akitake Okada threw a pitch that hit Guerrero on the right shoulder as he swung and missed. He left the field for treatment, but did not return.
Yusuke Matsui entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Guerrero and grounded back to the pitcher for final out of the inning.
[UPDATE 9/11 @ 12:29am]
Guerrero was left out of the starting line-up against Hiroshima on Sunday (September 10). He told reporters he was still in pain and that there was no chance he was going to play.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/10/2017
[UPDATE 9/11 @ 9:30pm]
Guerrero participated in practices at Nagoya Dome today. He told reporters he still felt some pain when swinging the bat and throwing the ball. He said his status moving forward would depend on how he felt tomorrow morning.
Source: Tokyo Sports 9/11/20170 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons are interested in signing Alex Guerrero to an extension. He is slated to become a free agent after the season since he only signed a one-year deal. He is said to be interested in playing in Japan again. The Dragons could offer him a multi-year deal.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/25/2017
[UPDATE 9/13 @ 6:46am]
The Dragons are planning to sit down with Guerrero to discuss an extension, but they may not be able to afford it.
According to Daily Sports, Dragons are playing him an estimated 150 million yen this year. However, the Dodgers are also apparently still paying him a salary (final year of a four-year contract). The question is whether or not the Dragons will be able to offer enough to entice him to stay.
Sanspo posted a report on Tuesday morning (September 12) that they might offer him a multi-year deal worth 300 million yen in 2018. People connected to other teams feel it will take anywhere from 300 to upwards of 500 million.
Tokyo Sports adds that people within the Chunichi organization might be split on Guerrero. Those that want to sign him to an extension love his power, but those against signing him are concerned about his defense and all the hit by pitches (greater chance for injury).
[UPDATE 9/13 @ 8:21pm]
According to Sports Hochi, if the Dragons are paying Guerrero an estimated 1.5 million US dollars (about 150 million yen), then the Dodgers might be paying about 5.5 million US dollars (550 million yen).
Guerrero might be okay with a one-year deal worth around 400 million yen.
Source: Sports Hochi 9/13/2017
[UPDATE 9/14 @ 8:05am]
The Dragons might offer a multi-year deal worth around 300 million yen a year.
Source: Sanspo 9/14/2017
[UPDATE 9/26 @ 7:54pm]
The Dragons want to begin negotiations as soon as the season ends. They also want to avoid bidding wars and prolonged discussions. They are planning to give themselves until about the end of November to sign him. If they cannot sign him by then, they will leave him off their list of reserved players.
[UPDATE 9/27 @ 4:32pm]
Guerrero told reporters that while he enjoyed playing for the Dragons, he planned to sign with the team gave him the best terms (“this is a business decision”). He also said he expected to know where he was going to be next year by December.
[UPDATE 10/4 @ 4:20pm]
The Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants are interested in Guerrero.
[UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:33am]
The Hanshin Tigers may have already decided not to get involved because of the amount of money it will most likely take to sign Guerrero.
Source: Tokyo Sports 10/4/2017
[UPDATE 10/7 @ 12:39am]
Guerrero would like a multi-year deal, maybe around a three years.
[UPDATE 10/8 @ 3:30am]
Guerrero left Japan for the United States out of Chubu International Airport on October 7.
According to Sports Hochi, the Dragons offered Guerrero a one-year deal worth around 330 million yen, but the slugger apparently wants around 550 million yen and three years. His agent is quoted as saying that his client likes the idea of playing in Japan, but the Dragons have no chance.
[UPDATE 10/8 @ 4:45pm]
If an NPB team wants to sign Guerrero, they might have to go along with a three-year deal worth between one and 1.5 billion yen. Hanshin, Yomiuri, and Softbank might all be interested. Guerrero likes playing in Japan and is planning to give NPB teams the edge if he receives similarly priced contracts from MLB teams.
[UPDATE 10/9 @ 2:33am]
According to Sanspo, the Dragons’ last offer may have been two years at 700 million yen. Guerrero apparently wants three years at over 1.5 billion yen.
Source: Sanspo 10/8/2017
[UPDATE 10/21 @ 5:41pm]
Dragons’ Team Representative Kazuo Nishiyama told reporters on October 13 that while Guerrero hit thirty-five home runs this season, there were still a lot of things he lacked in his game. He also said if the slugger really wanted to become a part of the team, he had to start running to first base and that if he was unable to do that, he was not needed.
Source: Sponichi 10/14/2017
[UPDATE 12/1 @ 2:30pm]
Sports Hochi is reporting that the Dragons have ended negotiations with Guerrero. They have also left him off their list of reserved players, meaning other teams will be allowed to approach him as soon as it becomes official with the commissioner’s office.0 Comments
Alex Guerrero was hit by a pitch on his right hand during a game against the Yakult Swallows on July 26 and ended up missing three games. He returned to the line-up on July 30, but his hand was still not fully healed. He was removed on defense in the sixth inning against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Yokohama Stadium on July 2 as a precaution.0 Comments
Alex Guerrero did not play in tonight’s game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium because of some swelling in his right hand. Guerrero was hit by a pitch on his right hand during his at bat in the fifth inning of a game on July 26. He was later taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a bruise (no broken bones). He is considered day-to-day.
Guerrero did not take pre-game batting practice. He did play catch and take fielding practice in the outfield.0 Comments
Alex Guerrero was hit by a pitch on his right shoulder with the bases loaded and two out during the eighth inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers on June 27. He was replaced by a pinch-runner.
Guerrero played catch and took some batting practice during pre-game practices on June 28. He did not participate in fielding practice. He told reporters he was able to swing the bat without any pain, but had some difficulty throwing the ball. He still made the starting line-up in left and batted clean-up.
[UPDATE 6/30 @ 1:25am]
Guerrero told reporters on June 29 that he still felt pain in his shoulder.
Source: Sanspo 6/29/20170 Comments
Alex Guerrero pushed his home run streak to six games with a home run off Frank Herrmann in the ninth inning of Saturday’s (June 3) game against the Rakuten Eagles at Nagoya Dome. He became the first Chunichi player to hit a home run in six straight games. The streak ended today (0-for-3 with a walk).
The previous franchise record for most number of consecutive games with at least one home run was five, held by Yasunori Oshima (1979), Ken Macha (1984), Hiromitsu Ochiai (1989), Yasuaki Taiho (1996), Kosuke Fukudome (2003), and Tyrone Woods (2005).
The NPB record for most number of consecutive games with at least one home run is seven, held by Sadaharu Oh (1972) and Randy Bass (1986).0 Comments