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Giants sign 5 to Ikusei contracts, reassign Ikusei numbers

by on Nov.11, 2010 @ 4:10 am, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced on Wednesday that they signed the following five players to Ikusei contracts: Shota Kimura, Takefumi Miyamoto, Atsushi Yachida, Takahiro Ijuin, Yukinori Momiyama.  Kimura and Miyamoto were both on the 70-man roster this past season but neither made it to the active roster this year and were released and then re-signed to Ikusei contracts.  Yachida, Ijuin, and Momiyama were released as Ikusei players and are returning as Ikusei players.

The Giants also announced new uniform numbers for their Ikusei players.

They will be as follows:

Pos Name (US) Name (JP) Old # New #
INF Momiyama, Yukinori 籾山幸徳 102 001
C Kawano, Genki 河野元貴 111 002
INF Ijuin, Takahiro 伊集院峰弘 114 007
INF Fukumoto, Atsushi 福元淳史 101 008
INF Yamamoto, Kazunao 山本和作 105 009
P Kimura, Shota 木村正太 15 011
P Miyamoto, Takefumi 宮本武文 65 012
P Kanda, Naoki 神田直輝 112 013
P Sugiyama, Akinori 杉山晃紀 108 014
P Bito, Ryuichi 尾藤竜一 109 015
P Odachi, Kyohei 大立恭平 110 016
P Lee, Yu-Hung リ・イーフォン 107 018
C Yachida, Atsushi 谷内田敦士 104 021
OF Urena, Noel ノエル・ウレーニャ 117 022

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