Chiba Lotte Marines (千葉ロッテマリーンズ)
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[1/15/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines sign Tanner Scheppers

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Tanner Scheppers. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Lotte 1/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/15/2018, Sanspo 1/15/2018, Daily Sports 1/15/2018

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[1/15/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines part ways with Jason Standridge

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they were not going to sign thirty-nine–year-old Jason Standridge to a contract for the 2018 season. Standridge spent the last two season in the Lotte organization. He went 12-14 with a 3.80 ERA in forty-one games spanning 239 innings of work.

Source: Lotte 1/15/2018

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Hisanori Yasuda: Did You Know

Major League

Yasuda is interested in playing in the Majors. He sees it as part of a natural progression as an athlete (the desire to improve and become better).

Source: Sports Hochi 1/12/2018, Sponichi 1/12/2018, Daily Sports 1/12/2018

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Yuki Ariyoshi: Did You Know

Relationships

Ariyoshi (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Chiba on December 31, 2017.

Source: Daily Sports 1/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Sponichi 1/10/2018

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[1/10/2018] Chiba Lotte Marines add Matt Dominguez

The Chiba Lotte Marines officially announced today that they reached an agreement with Matt Dominguez. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Lotte 1/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2018, Sanspo 1/10/2018, Jiji 1/10/2018


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[12/27/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines to give Kenji Otonari a tryout

The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to give Softbank senryokugai Kenji Otonari a tryout during spring camp next year. The Marines are looking for left-handed pitchers and Otonari might be able to give them the innings.

Source: Daily Sports 12/27/2017

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[12/26/2017] New turf, lighting at ZOZO Marine Stadium

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they plan on installing new turf and lighting at ZOZO Marine Stadium.

New Artificial Turf

New Lighting

New Broadcast System

Source: Lotte 12/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/26/2017Sports Hochi 12/26/2017, Sponichi 12/26/2017, Daily Sports 12/26/2017, Daily Sports 12/26/2017, Sanspo 12/27/2017, Daily Sports 12/27/2017

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[12/25/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines reach agreement with Matt Dominguez

The Chiba Lotte Marines have reportedly reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old Matt Dominguez on a one-year contract. An official announcement from the Marines has yet to be made. The original report was tweeted by Steve Adams (MLB Trade Rumors).

Source: Sanspo 12/25/2017, Daily Sports 12/25/2017, Sponichi 12/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/25/2017, Sports Hochi 12/25/2017

[UPDATE 1/5 @ 9:54pm]

The Marines may be close to finalizing an agreement with Dominguez. An announcement could be made some time early next week.

Source: Daily Sports 1/5/2018

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[12/23/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines exploring talent options from Cuba

The Chiba Lotte Marines are interested in maintaining their relationship with Cuba by signing another player. They are looking for a young player (pitcher or position player) that they can help develop. A team official is already in Cuba planning to hold a tryout. They might have a chance to check out twenty-year-old Yoelkis Cespedes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/23/2017

[UPDATE 12/27 @ 12:33am]

Ten players (five pitchers, five position players) between sixteen and twenty-three years of age attended Lotte’s tryout in Cuba. Yoelkis Cespedes was not in the group. The Marines will now go over footage from the tryout and review data on the players before they make any final decisions. They could sign up to two players to Ikusei contracts.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/26/2017, Sponichi 12/26/2017, Daily Sports 12/26/2017

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[12/22/2017] Shota Kurosawa to retire join Lotte staff

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that Shota Kurosawa will retire this year and become a member of their staff beginning in January 2018. Kurosawa decided to retire because he felt there was nothing more for him to accomplish as a player and he remained with Lotte because he wanted to give back to the organization that gave him a chance to play professionally.

Kurosawa started his professional career when the Marines selected him in the first round of the 2010 Ikusei draft. He made the seventy-man roster in 2013 and went on to pitch in fourteen Ichi-gun games between 2013 and 2017.

Source: Lotte 12/22/2017

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