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[12/3/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Dec.04, 2014 @ 12:24 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Seiji Kobayashi wants to push his weight to eighty kilograms this off-season. He played at seventy-four kilograms this year. Source: Sanspo 12/3/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano left Japan out of Haneda Airport for the United States on Tuesday. He will be spending some time training in Arizona. Source: Daily Sports 12/2/2014
  • The Giants are planning to go back to having "Tokyo" across the front chest area of their road uniforms next year. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/2/2014

Hanshin Tigers

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons worked with three advance scouts this season. They plan to add two more next season and assign one Central League team to each. Source: Daily Sports 12/3/2014
  • Naomichi Donoue's uniform number will change from 1 to 63. Donoue's brother wore the number 63 until he was senryokugai'ed this year. Source: Sanspo 12/2/2014 ... Donoue selected the number. The number 1 will most likely go to third round draft pick Shota Tomonaga. Source: Daily Sports 12/2/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars announced that Shoichi Ino was involved in a minor car accident. The incident took place at around 14:50 on Tuesday in Chiba. Ino was not paying enough attention to a traffic light and crashed into a car in front of his. There were no major injuries. Authorities were contacted and insurance information was exchanged. Source: Daily Sports 12/3/2014, Daily Sports 12/3/2014
  • Takehiro Ishikawa's captaincy will end after three years. Ishikawa told reporters on Monday he would like to see either Yoshitomo Tsutsugo or Takayuki Kajitani to step in after him. Source: Sanspo 12/2/2014
  • Yuki Kuniyoshi (23) filed marriage papers with twenty-three-year-old talento Sachi Kiriyama earlier this year March 14. Source: Sponichi 12/2/2014, Sports Hochi 12/2/2014