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[10/28/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) and Kan Otake (right shoulder) are slated to join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on the 31st. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • The Giants are planning to move Shinnosuke Abe (35) to first base next year. Abe and Tatsunori Hara discussed the move and agreed on the conversion. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014, Sponichi 10/28/2014
  • Yoshihito Ishii (36) is planning to retire. The Giants informed Ishii that they were not going to offer him a contract for the 2015 season on the 25th. "I would be lying if I said I felt satisfied. I'm just short of 1,000 games. But this is something I needed to decide. There was a part of me that enjoyed teaching other players and seeing them succeed." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige told reporters they are planning to play three practices games during fall camp. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014 ... The practice games will be played on November 4, 11, and 13. They will be against other baseball teams in the area. Source: Sports Hochi 10/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to offer Yosuke Takasu a job as Ni-gun hitting coach. There is a good chance Tomochika Tsuboi will be named an Ichi-gun hitting coach. Yokohama is expected to make an announcement about their 2015 coaching staff in early November. Source: Sponchi 10/28/2014