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[12/18/2013] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Dec.18, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB

Yanase Tokyo presented Shuichi Murata with the 2013 Yanase Giants MVP Award today.  Murata also got a Mercedes-Benz E250 for winning the award.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/18/2013, official announcement

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Hisayoshi Chono was examined at a hospital today because he was not feeling well and was diagnosed with the flu.  He will need about a week of rest.

Source: Daily Sports 12/18/2013

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The Giants announced the following uniform number changes/assignments:

Players
Ryota Katsuki - from seventeen to thirteen
Nobutaka Imamura - from sixty-five to forty-five
Daisuke Ochi - from twenty-two to sixty-seven
Genki Kawano - from ninety-five to fifty-three
Daisuke Nakai - from sixty-one to thirty-six
Harutomo Tsuji - from ninety-three to sixty-five
Taishi Ota - from fifty-five to forty-four
Fuminori Yokogawa - from thirty-six to fifty-one
Yasunari Takagi - from thirteen to double-zero-one
Takahiko Nomaguchi - from forty-five to double-zero-three
Ko Takahashi - from sixty-seven to double-zero-seven

Coaches
Kazuya Tabata - from ninety-seven to seventy-six
Kosuke Yoshihara - from one-zero-six to eighty-six
Hisashi Shirasaka - from one-hundred to ninety-seven
Shigeto Naito - from one-zero-two to ninety-eight
Koji Goto - one-zero-five

Source: official announcement