Mejia, Makita guide Lions past rival Marines

Apr 9, 2016

Mejia, Makita guide Lions past rival Marines

Ernesto Mejia hit a tie-breaking solo homer for the Seibu Lions in their 5-4 Pacific League victory over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Saturday. Before 25,618 at QVC Marine Field, Mejia, who tied for the PL lead with 34 home runs in his first ...

Despaigne, Marines overpower Hawks

Apr 6, 2016

Despaigne, Marines overpower Hawks

Alfredo Despaigne hit a tie-breaking solo homer off reliever Dennis Sarfate on Wednesday as the Chiba Lotte Marines knocked off the defending Pacific League champs 4-3. “I’m really happy with my first home run and that it came off a team as strong as ...

Suzuki slugs two homers as Marines hammer Eagles

Mar 29, 2016

Suzuki slugs two homers as Marines hammer Eagles

Daichi Suzuki hit the first two homers of the Pacific League season, driving in four runs in the Chiba Lotte Marines’ 12-2 whipping of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to Suzuki’s first shot, the pitchers of the six PL teams ...

Marines suspend Navarro for month after bullet arrest

Feb 29, 2016

Marines suspend Navarro for month after bullet arrest

The Chiba Lotte Marines on Monday announced they have handed a playing suspension to Yamaico Navarro and fined the infielder ¥500,000 ($4,428) following his recent arrest on suspicion of concealing a bullet in his bag in breach of Japan’s firearm law. The 28-year-old Dominican, ...

Feb 23, 2016

Prosecutors release Marines' Navarro

Prosecutors in Okinawa released Chiba Lotte Marines infielder Yamaico Navarro on Tuesday following his arrest Sunday evening on suspicion of concealing a bullet in his bag in breach of Japan’s firearm law. The 28-year-old Dominican, who signed with Lotte last month, was arrested at ...

Marines' Navarro arrested for carrying bullet in luggage

Feb 22, 2016

Marines' Navarro arrested for carrying bullet in luggage

Chiba Lotte Marines infielder Yamaico Navarro has been arrested for concealing a bullet in his luggage. Navarro was arrested in Okinawa on Sunday evening, national broadcaster NHK reported. The 28-year-old Navarro told police the bullet was from his home in the Dominican Republic but ...

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 ...