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[11/21/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Hanshin Tigers

by on Nov.22, 2013 @ 1:46 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Shuichi Murata will be watching his weight during the off-season.  He currently weighs ninety-five kilograms and does not want to gain any weight because it will begin to place a strain on his legs.  His ideal weight is about ninety-three kilograms.

Source: Sanpso 11/22/2013, Sponichi 11/22/2013


The Giants announced that Soichiro Tateoka, Ryuya MatsumotoHarutomo Tsuji, Takayuki Ogino, and Shibata Shogo will be playing winter ball in Taiwan.  The players will leave Japan out of Haneda Airport on the 23rd.

Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

Hiromitsu Ochiai is uninterested in talking to the media about cutting 800 million yen in salary.  The mantra seems to be, do well and get paid well, do poorly and get paid poorly.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Fall camp in Miyazaki ended on Thursday.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The media learned on Wednesday that Kenichi Tagami (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman living in Kanagawa.  The two were elementary school classmates for five or six years.  They met ten years later at a festival and starting dating in May 2011.  The two will begin their lives together in Hyogo in December.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/21/2013


The Tigers added morning weight training exercises to the Ni-gun schedule in the fall.  For the off-season, players will get personalized menus from the team trainers.

Source: Sanspo 11/21/2013


Development coordinator Masayuki Kakefu is excited about the potential he saw in a handful of the young players during fall camp and practices.  He wants to continue advising them during the off-season.  Since he is neither a coach or a manager, he will most likely not be held to same strict rules.  He has offered to open up his own home to players that want extra direction.

Source: Sponichi 11/21/2013