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[12/24/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yakult Swallows

by on Dec.25, 2014 @ 2:58 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe will be registered as an infielder next year (from catcher). Soichiro Tateoka will be registered as an outfielder (from infielder). Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014
  • Hisayoshi Chono was presented with the 2014 Yanase Giants MVP Award on Wednesday. He received a Mercedes Benz E250. Source: official announcement
  • Taishi Ota (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Gifu on the 24th. Source: Sponichi 12/24/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka is slated begin workouts with the Osaka Toin group on January 7, assuming no setbacks. The Tigers are hoping he will be able to make regular infield distance throws at ninety to 100 percent before the end of January. Source: Sponichi 12/24/2014
  • Hayata Ito has so far gained four kilograms this off-season through a weight training program. Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows spent about fifteen million yen building a laundry center consisting of four washers and four dryers. They will handle cleaning for Ichi-gun and Ni-gun players and staff. They are expected to save about thirty million yen a year. The center will begin operations on January 7. Source: Sponichi 12/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/24/2014