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[10/23/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.24, 2013 @ 4:11 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Tomoya Ichikawa's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy weighing 2,876 grams, on Tuesday.

Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Araki hit about 1,000 baseballs during workouts at Nagoya Stadium on Monday and Tuesday (about five hundred each day).

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2013


Battery coach Mitsuo Tatsukawa would like Motonobu Tanishige to be the everyday catcher with Kohei Oda acting as back-up.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013


The Dragons have yet to assign Hiromitsu Ochiai his own desk.  Seems they are having a hard time deciding where to put him -- in the team offices with everyone else, in a separate room at the team offices, or in a room at Nagoya Dome.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/23/2013

Yakult Swallows

Norichika Aoki dropped by the clubhouse at Jingu Stadium on Tuesday to say hello to his former coaches and teammates.  He also caught the Waseda-Hosei game.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi told reporters he plans to remove all limits (innings, pitch counts, days off) on Shintaro Fujinami -- the plan is to treat him just like any of the other pitchers in the rotation.

Source: Sanspo 10/23/2013


Team owner Shinya Sakai is scheduled to meet Masayuki Kakefu during fall camp.

"We have met before, but have not really spoken.  I think [fall camp] is the best time [to meet].  If we are going to do more than small talk, then I think this will be the only time we have for that," Sakai said.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Kiyoshi Nakahata is not sure why it is taking so long to name a new hitting coach.  He also is not sure why job titles have not yet been assigned to Ikki Shimamura and Tatsuya Shindo.

Yuki Kuniyoshi (right shoulder) and Kota Suda (right elbow) are not healthy enough to attend fall camp.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013


The media learned that twenty-five-year-old Masashi Nishimori filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman living in Tokyo on the 15th.

Source: Sponichi 10/23/2013