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[12/1/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Dec.02, 2014 @ 12:23 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshinobu Takahashi is hoping to join Haruyasu Nakajima (1949), Sadaharu Oh (1980), and Hiromitsu Ochiai (1994-1996) as the only players in franchise history to make the opening day lineup during or after the season they turned forty. Takahashi will turn forty on April 3 next year. Source: Sponichi 12/1/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shoya Yamamoto, Kazuo Ito, and Takumi Akiyama will be moving out of the team dormitory and into their own places this off-season. Source: Sponichi 12/1/2014
  • Yuta Iwasada will be signing with Dome Corporation, Under Armour's representative in Japan. He will have a chance to train at the same gym Yu Darvish uses during the off-season. Source: Sanspo 12/1/2014
  • The Tigers are planning to focus their attention on infielders and catchers for the next draft. Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2014
  • Former Tigers' head coach Masahiro Kuroda joined Sanspo as a baseball analyst. Source: Sanspo 12/1/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo left Japan on Sunday out of Narita Airport to train in the United States. He will be working out in Los Angeles for about three weeks. Source: Sponichi 12/1/2014
  • Shoichi Ino will have a tonsillectomy on December 10. Source: Nikkan Soprts 12/1/2014


  • Carp Joshi (referring to female Carp fans) and Legend (referring to over forty athletes Noriaki Kasai, Isao Aoki, and Masahiro Yamamoto) made U-CANs top ten Buzz Words/Phrases in 2014. Source: official announcement