|—||The media learned on November 17 that Wakui is planning to sign with CAA Sports. Nikkan Sports 11/18/2017|
The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to install Trackman systems at ZOZO Marine and Lotte Urawa. They are the last team in the Pacific League to add Trackmans to their facilities.
The Chunichi Dragons are testing the Rapsodo system during fall camp. The Dragons are still considering the Trackman system.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Daiki Iwashita had surgery to treat a lumbar herniated disc. He will be able to move around in about a month and resume throwing practices in around two months.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced on November 11 that Shu Hara had right shoulder surgery and elbow nerve transfer surgery at a hospital in Yokohama on November 10. There were no complications during the procedure. He will be hospitalized for about two weeks. It will most likely be six months until he can begin playing catch and a total nine months for a full recovery.0 Comments
Game 1 – November 10 at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
Game 2 – November 11 at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
Game 3 – November 12 at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Hideaki Wakui will exercise his free agent option. Wakui is hoping to find a new home with an MLB team. If he ends up staying in Japan, it will be with Lotte. In a statement released by Lotte, Wakui mentions wanting to find discover opportunities and getting excited while watching a World Series game in person for the first time.
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Tadahito Iguchi told the media on November 3 that Kota Futaki, Chihaya Sasaki, and Tomohito Sakai will get starts during the Chinese Taipei Exhibition Series that begins on November 10.
Source: Sanspo 11/3/2017
Yoshifumi Okada earned his domestic free agent option earlier this year in April. He spoke to reporters on October 30 and said that he was planning to stay with Lotte. A team official has already told him that he is a part of their plans for 2018.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/20170 Comments
Yuki Karakawa earned his domestic free agent option in April this year. He told reporters on October 30 that he felt it would be best to continue playing for Lotte next year. He did not say anything more concrete since he has not yet met with the Chiba Lotte Marines. The team has, however, already told him that they consider him to be a part of their plans next season.0 Comments