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[12/8/2013] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows, Hiroshima Carp

by on Dec.09, 2013 @ 3:45 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

Former Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham senryokugai Tomohiro Nioka has reportedly decided to retire.  He is scheduled to spent time in the United States as a coach in training with the New York Yankees (minor leagues).

Source: Sanspo 12/8/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Yohei Oshima threw twenty pitches into a net on Saturday under watchful eyes of the team trainer.  It was the first time he threw a ball since he had surgery on his left elbow in October.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/8/2013


Portions of Yudai Ono's wedding ceremony was televised live on Tokai TVs Dora Hot Plus.

Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2013

Yakult Swallows

Yasuhiro Ogawa plans to donate six dozen rubber baseballs to his hometown Tahara, Aichi for every victory he records next season with Yuhei Nakamura behind the plate.

Source: Sponichi 12/8/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kyohei Nakamura managed to push his weight up from seventy-four to eighty-two over the last couple of months.

Nakamura has plans to work out with Yuya Fukui and Tatsuya Oishi in Tokyo during the off-season.

Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2013


Sohachi Aniya was named the new chairman of the Carp Old Timers Association.

Source: Daily Sports 12/8/2013