Welcome to Yakyubaka.com

[11/11/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Nov.12, 2014 @ 4:04 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe is trying to lose weight this winter to improve his mobility. He has already lost two to three kilograms by cutting back on carbohydrates and eating salads and proteins for dinner. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2014
  • Shuichi Murata was seen wearing a Jose Lopez uniform during practices on Monday because he forgot his at home. He told reporters the uniform was a little tight. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2014
  • About 200 fans watched practices at Giants Stadium on Monday. Tatsunori Hara allowed them onto the field and invited a number of elementary school kids to do some running with Abe and Murata. Source: Sponichi 11/11/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers could move Yamato back to the infield and give him a look at short if Takashi Toritani decides to leave for the Majors. Source: ZakZak 11/11/2014
  • The Tigers will most likely add Ikusei pitcher Hiroya Shimamoto to the seventy-man roster some time after fall camp. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2014
  • Hanshin is planning to use uniforms next season that are based on a version worn by the team in 1985. Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2014
  • Former Hanshin Tiger Haruki Yoshitake will manage the Fukui Miracle Elephants (BC League) next year. Source: official announcement

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tomoya Mikami threw about twenty pitches to a squatting catcher in the bullpen on Monday. It was the first time he had the catcher squat during fall camp this year. Source: Sanspo 11/11/2014