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[7/3/2014] Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.04, 2014 @ 3:13 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Through Wednesday, Mauro Gomez is on pace to strike out 180 times this season. Source: Daily Sports 7/3/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yulieski Gourriel could technically be a candidate for the Rookie of the Year Award (based on the current rules).  According to the requirements outlined by the League Agreement, foreign players are considered eligible provided they signed with an NPB team with amateur status and never played in a professional league (MLB, KBO, and CPBL).  The player's team must also file a petition, which needs to be approved by the executive committee. Source: Sports Hochi 7/3/2014
  • The Bay Stars are planning to add Ikusei pitcher Kuan-Yu Chen to the seventy-man roster. Source: Sports Hochi 7/3/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Yagi's start against Hanshin on Thursday was rained out.  He threw about fifty pitches in the bullpen and will most likely make his next start on Saturday against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014