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Japanese League | Julio Franco signs

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:09:21 -0800

Former Atlanta Braves 1B Julio Franco signed a contract at the age of 56 with the Ishikawa Stars of Japan's Independent Baseball Challenge League. Franco played parts of 23 major league seasons with eight different teams from 1982 to 2007.

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Japanese League | Takashi Toritani returning

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:43:49 -0800

Japanese League INF Takashi Toritani will return to the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese League this year.

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Japanese League | Gaby Sanchez signs abroad

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:05:12 -0800

Free-agent 1B Gaby Sanchez (Pirates) signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese League. The deal includes incentives.

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Japanese League | Logan Ondrusek signs

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 08:56:09 -0800

Free-agent RP Logan Ondrusek (Reds) signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese League Thursday, Jan. 1.

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Japanese League | Hiroki Kuroda financials

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:05:33 -0800

Japanese League SP Hiroki Kuroda will make $3.3 million as part of his one-year deal with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Kuroda pitched for the Carp from 1997 through 2007 before signing in the major leagues.

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Japanese League | Chihiro Kaneko to remain in Japan

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:15:41 -0800

The Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League have re-signed SP Chihiro Kaneko to a four-year contract worth approximately $16.6 million. Kaneko had been scouted by several MLB teams and indicated that he is still interested in moving to North America in the future.

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Japanese League | Hiroki Kuroda heading overseas

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:54:19 -0800

Free-agent SP Hiroki Kuroda (Yankees) signed with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese League Friday, Dec. 26.

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Japanese League | Kenta Maeda will not be posted

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:05:29 -0800

The Hiroshima Carp have announced that SP Kenta Maeda, who had attracted the interest of several MLB teams, will not be posted. He is not eligible to become an unrestricted free agent until after the 2017 season.

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Japanese League | Wade LeBlanc signs

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:31:34 -0800

Free-agent SP Wade LeBlanc (Angels) signed with the Seibu Lions of the Japanese League for a $1 million base salary and $500,000 in performance bonuses Friday, Dec. 12.

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Japanese League | Brandon Laird signs

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:20:13 -0800

Free-agent INF Brandon Laird (Nationals) signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japanese League.

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Japanese League | Hiroyuki Nakajima heading overseas

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:45:41 -0800

Free-agent SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (Athletics) signed a three-year, $12 million deal with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League Thursday, Dec. 4. The deal includes a $4 million vesting option.

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Japanese League | Miles Mikolas signs

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:58:00 -0800

Free-agent RP Miles Mikolas (Rangers) signed with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League.

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Japanese League | Aaron Poreda signs

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:54:47 -0800

Free-agent RP Aaron Poreda (Rangers) signed with the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League Monday, Nov. 24.

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Japanese League | Daisuke Matsuzaka heading overseas

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:34:17 -0800

Free-agent RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Mets) will return to Japan and sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japanese League.

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Japanese League | Esmerling Vasquez signs

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:58:14 -0800

Free-agent RP Esmerling Vasquez (Twins) signed with the Seibu Lions of the Japanese League over the weekend.

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Japanese League Player News

Acosta Manny RP
Balentien Wladimir OF
Bannister Brian P
Barnette Tony RP
Barton Brian OF
Beirne Kevin P
Bergesen Brad SP
Betancourt Yuniesky SS
Blanco Tony 3B
Brazell Craig 1B
Brazoban Yhency RP
Brown Jamie P
Bullington Bryan RP
Cabrera Alex OF
Carter Christopher OF
Castellanos Alex OF
Chiasson Scott P
Childers Matt P
Crotta Michael RP
Cruz Luis 3B
Cruz Rhiner RP
Davey Tom RP
Despaigne Alfredo OF
Dickson Brandon SP
Duckworth Brandon P
Eldred Brad 1B
Evans Nick 1B
Falkenborg Brian P
Fernandez Jared RP
Francisco Juan 1B
Franco Julio 1B
Franco Matt 1B
Fukimori Kazuo RP
Fukudome Kosuke OF
Fukuhara Shinobu P
German Esteban 2B
Glynn Ryan P
Gomez Mauro 1B
Gonzalez Dicky P
Gonzalez Luis A. 2B
Graman Alex P
Greisinger Seth SP
Guiel Aaron OF
Guzman Jesus 1B
Heath Deunte RP
Herrera Yoslan SP
Hirai Masafumi RP
Hoffpauir Micah 1B
Houlton D.J. P
Igarashi Ryota RP
Igawa Kei SP
Iguchi Tadahito 2B
Iwamura Akinori 2B
Iwase Hitoki RP
Jimenez Kelvin RP
Johjima Kenji C
Johnson Kris SP
Jones Andruw OF
Kaneko Chihiro SP
Kawakami Kenshin P
Kikuchi Yusei P
Kobayashi Masa RP
Kuroda Hiroki SP
Laird Brandon INF
LeBlanc Wade SP
Lee Seung-Yeop 1B
Lewis Fred OF
Lopez Jose 2B
Lopez Luis 1B
Luna Hector 2B
MacLane Evan P
Maeda Kenta P
Mathieson Scott RP
Matsui Kazuo 2B
Matsunaka Nobuhiko 1B
Matsuzaka Daisuke RP
McCrory Bob P
Mejia Ernesto 1B
Mendoza Luis SP
Messenger Randy RP
Mickolio Kam RP
Mikolas Miles RP
Milledge Lastings OF
Mitre Sergio SP
Moscoso Guillermo RP
Mounce Tony SP
Murton Matt OF
Nakajima Hiroyuki SS
Nakamura Norihiro 3B
Nishioka Tsuyoshi SS
Okajima Hideki RP
Ondrusek Logan RP
Otani Shohei P
Padilla Vicente SP
Pena Wily Mo OF
Penn Hayden RP
Phillips Andy INF
Phillips Jason P
Pinto Renyel RP
Poreda Aaron RP
Ramirez Alex OF
Reynolds Greg SP
Riggan Jerrod P
Riggs Adam 1B
Roman Orlando P
Saito Takashi RP
Sanada Hiroki RP
Sanchez Gaby 1B
Sasaki Kazuhiro CL
Scales Bobby INF
Schierholtz Nate OF
Seabol Scott 3B
Seguignol Fernando INF
Shimizu Naoyuki P
Shinjo Tsuyoshi OF
Sikorski Brian RP
Sledge Terrmel OF
Sosa Jorge RP
Stavinoha Nick OF
Taguchi So OF
Takahashi Hisanori RP
Takahashi Ken SP
Tamura Hitoshi OF
Toritani Takashi INF
Toyada Kiyoshi RP
Van Mil Loek P
VandenHurk Henricus SP
Vasquez Esmerling RP
Vechionacci Marcos INF
Wheeler Zelous 3B
Whitesell Josh 1B
Williams Jeff RP
Wolfe Brian P
Yabuta Yasuhiko RP
Yoshii Masato SP
Zagurski Michael RP
Zuleta Julio 1B

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