Jan 13, 2016

Marines acquire Dominican infielder Navarro

The Chiba Lotte Marines on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Dominican infielder Yamaico Navarro. The 28-year-old, who joins Lotte after two years with South Korean club the Samsung Lions, has signed a one-year contract worth ¥140 million. Navarro, who has major league experience with ...

Dec 25, 2015

Marines sign hurler Standridge

The Chiba Lotte Marines have signed 37-year-old right-hander Jason Standridge, the Pacific League club announced Friday. Standridge pitched for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks for the last two seasons, when they were both the PL and Japan Series champion. He was 10-7 with a 3.74 ...

Nov 27, 2015

Eagles sign former Marine Imae

Former Chiba Lotte Marines third baseman Toshiaki Imae has joined the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the Pacific League club announced Friday. The 32-year-old Imae spent all of his 14 years as professional with Lotte after joining the PL team as the third draft pick ...

Reigning champion Hawks advance to Japan Series

Oct 16, 2015

Reigning champion Hawks advance to Japan Series

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks completed a three-game sweep of the Chiba Lotte Marines in the Pacific League Climax Series final stage on Friday, winning 3-1 and advancing to the Japan Series, where they will pursue a second straight Japan title. Behind six-plus innings from ...

Uchikawa pours cold water on Marines

Oct 14, 2015

Uchikawa pours cold water on Marines

Seiichi Uchikawa ended the Chiba Lotte Marines’ hopes of an opening game upset on Wednesday, when he singled home the winning run in the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks’ 3-2, 10th-inning win in the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage. With one out and the bases ...

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

Oct 11, 2015

Marines pounce on Fighters' Otani in Game 1 rout

The Chiba Lotte Marines rocked Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ace Shohei Otani for five runs in 2-2/3 innings, winning 9-3 in Game 1 of the Pacific League Climax Series first stage on Saturday. The Marines’ Toshiaki Imae overturned a 1-0 deficit with a three-run, ...