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Yakult, Yomiuri, Softbank, Lotte add Ikusei players to seventy-man roster [7/30/2012]

by on Jul.30, 2012 @ 4:31 pm, under NPB

Yakult Swallows

The Swallows announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Hugo Kanabushi to the seventy-man roster.  He was assigned the number ninety-one (from 119) and his new contract will be worth an estimated 4.8M yen.  Source: Sponichi 7/30/2012, Official team announcement

Yomiuri Giants

The Giants added Ikusei players Keisuke Kishi and Genki Kawano to the seventy-man roster.  Kishi was assigned the number ninety (from 017) and Kawano the number ninety-five (from 002).  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2012, Official team announcement

UPDATE: Both players received contracts worth an estimated 4.4M yen, in addition to signing bonuses worth an estimated 10M yen.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/31/2012

Softbank Hawks

Ikusei pitcher Akira Niho was added to the seventy-man roster today.  He was assigned the number 13 (from 123) and his new contract will be worth an estimated 5.0M yen.  Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2012, Official team announcement

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UPDATE @ 5:28pm -

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines added Ikusei INF Kota Sumi to the seventy-man roster.  He was assigned the number sixty-nine (from the number 129).  Source: Sports Hochi 7/30/2012Official team announcement

UPDATE: His new contract is worth an estimated 4.4M yen.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/31/2012