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Yokohama Bay Stars send Atsushi Kita to Nippon Ham Fighters for Kenji Tsuchiya

by on Nov.13, 2012 @ 12:03 pm, under NPB

The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yokohama Bay Stars are close to announcing a trade that will sent Kenji Tsuchiya (22) to Yokohama for Atsushi Kita (23).

The Fighters feel Kita has the potential to become the left-handed bat with pop they are looking.  The Bay Stars wanted another young left-handed arm for their starting rotation.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2012

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UPDATE 11/14 @ 1:48pm - The trade has been announced by the Nippon Ham Fighters.  Source: official annoucement

UPDATE 11/14 @ 2:25pm - The Bay Stars have also made an announcement about the trade.  Source: official announcement

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Kenji Tsuchiya Career Stats

Year Team G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
2010 Nippon Ham 3 0 0 0 0 0 33 5.1 12 3 5 1 3 0 0 10 10 16.88
2012 Nippon Ham 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 5 -
Totals 4 0 1 0 0 0 38 5.1 16 4 6 1 3 0 0 15 15 25.31

Atsushi Kita Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 Yokohama 8 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 .214 .214 .214 .428
2011 Yokohama 12 25 21 0 5 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 9 1 .238 .292 .286 .578
2012 Yokohama 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 22 40 36 0 8 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 16 1 .222 .256 .250 .506