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[12/4/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Dec.05, 2014 @ 5:22 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shunichi Murata is planning to use a bat that weighs about 920 grams next year, down from the 950 he used this season. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/4/2014 ... Murata became the first Giant to win Golden Gloves at third base in two consecutive seasons (2013, 2014) since Tatsunori Hara in 1987 and 1988. Source: Sanspo 12/4/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers are thinking about going with a harder mound at Koshien next year. They are planning to ask pitchers for feedback after having them test harder mounds during spring camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/4/2014
  • The village of Ginoza is spending about 500 million yen to renovate the facilities at Ginoza Stadium. The parking lot, infield stands, outfield stands, and the padding for the outfield wall are being upgraded/replaced. The price tag also includes the scoreboard that was added in the spring. Source: Sanspo 12/4/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars