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[12/17/2013] Former Buffalo Yokoyama signs with Ehime; Gunma player arrested on assault charges

by on Dec.18, 2013 @ 1:07 am, under Independent

The Shikoku Island League plus' Ehime Mandarin Pirates announced that they signed former Orix Buffalo Tetsuya Yokoyama (29).

Source: official announcememnt

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Gunma Police arrested Hisanori Yamamoto (22) on Tuesday on suspicions of assault.  Yamamoto is a player in the Gunma Diamond Pegasus ( BC League) organization.

According to reports, Yamamoto called a twenty-year-old man out to a Pachinko parking lot on December 9 at around 11:00am and struck him in the face.  The man suffered minor injuries.

In speaking to the police, Yamamoto admitted to the charges and said the man's attitude upset him.  The events came to light after the man filed a report with police on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 12/17/2013