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[1/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Jan.03, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi worked out at the Nihon Seimei training facilities on Thursday.  He rung in the new year by swinging the bat about one-hundred times at 12:30am on January 1.

Source: Daily Sports 1/3/2014

The 2013 draft class will begin moving into the team dormitory on the 7th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/3/2014


Former Giant Dennis Houlton (34) signed a deal with the KIA Tigers (KBO).  The contract is reportedly worth an estimated 250,000 US dollars with a signing bonus of 50,000 US dollars.

Source: Sanspo 1/3/2014

Hanshin Tigers

1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada worked out at Hitsuyukan High School in Kumamoto today.  His workouts included running and playing catch.

Source: Sanspo 1/3/2014


Masahiro Nakatani and 4th round draft pick Ryutaro Umeno worked out at Fukuoka University today.

Source: Daily Sports 1/3/2014


The team store at the Hanshin Umeda Department Store prepared 300 fukubukuro at 3,000 yen a piece for Thursday's first sale of the year.  They were sold out in forty-five minutes.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/2/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Yamamoto played catch at a distance of about thirty-five meters on Thursday.

Source: Daily Sports 1/3/2014


Tokyo Sports wonders how Motonobu Tanishige will handle Kazuhiro Wada.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/3/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo will move out of the team dormitory and into his own place in Kanagawa.

Source: Sponichi 1/3/2014