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Team Japan gearing up for Olympics – Baseball

by on Jun.20, 2008 @ 11:23 am, under Other

The original pool of 77 players has been officially cut down to 39. There are also a couple of new names on the list to account for players that have done well so far this season (like GG Sato).

The final roster of 24 will be decided sometime in the middle of July.

Pitchers (16)
Koji Uehara, Yomiuri Giants
Kenshin Kawakami, Chunichi Dragons
Hitoki Iwase, Chunichi Dragons
Kazuki Yoshimi, Chunichi Dragons
Minoru Iwata, Hanshin Tigers
Kyuji Fujikawa, Hanshin Tigers
Tomoyuki Kubota, Hanshin Tigers
Yu Darvish, Ham Fighters
Yoshihisa Naruse, Lotte Marines
Shunsuke Watanabe, Lotte Marines
Tsuyoshi Wada, Softbank Hawks
Yuki Kume, Softbank Hawks
Toshiya Sugiuchi, Softbank Hawks
Masahiro Tanaka, Rakuten Eagles
Hisashi Iwakuma, Rakuten Eagles
Hideaki Wakui, Seibu Lions

Catchers (6)
Shinnosuke Abe, Yomiuri Giants
Akihiro Yano, Hanshin Tigers
Ryoji Aikawa, Yokohama Bay Stars
Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Hiroshima Carp
Tomoya Satozaki, Lotte Marines
Toru Hosokawa, Seibu Lions

Infielders (10)
Michihiro Ogasawara, Yomiuri Giants
Masahiro Araki, Chunichi Dragons
Hirokazu Ibata, Chunichi Dragons
Takahiro Arai, Hanshin Tigers
Shuichi Murata, Yokohama Bay Stars
Shinya Miyamoto, Yakult Swallows
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Lotte Marines
Munenori Kawasaki, Softbank Hawks
Hiroyuki Nakajima, Seibu Lions
Yasuyuki Kataoka, Seibu Lions

Outfielders (7)
Yoshinobu Takahashi, Yomiuri Giants
Kazuhiro Wada, Chunichi Dragons
Norihiro Akahoshi, Hanshin Tigers
Norichika Aoki, Yakult Swallows
Atsunori Inaba, Ham Fighters
Saburo Oomura, Lotte Marines
GG Sato, Seibu Lions