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[11/26/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp

by on Nov.27, 2013 @ 4:20 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Taishi Ota was given the option to trade in the fifty-five for the number forty-four.  He decided to take the number forty-four.

Source: Sanspo 11/26/2013, Daily Sports 11/26/2013

Chunichi Dragons

The media learned that Yuta Muto (24) will file marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman from Nagoya on the 28th.  The two are planning to hold a reception next winter.

Source: Daily Sports 11/26/2013

Yakult Swallows

Shohei Tateyama signed a four-year contract after the 2011 season that included a clause that allowed the Swallows to renegotiate terms after the first two years.  This season was the end of the second year.  Tateyama missed most of the season because he had surgery on his right elbow in April.  His salary this past season was an estimated 190 million yen.  The contract also included a twenty million cap on salary cuts, but he signed off on a forty million yen drop based on the season he had.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2013


Yasuhiro Ogawa was told by coaches during fall camp to work on his defense and pick-off moves.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/26/2013

Hiroshima Carp

The Carp announced on Tuesday that Shota Nakazaki had surgery to correct a blood flow problem in his right index finger and middle finger.  He will require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/26/2013