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[1/7/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Jan.08, 2015 @ 2:50 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei, Fuminori Yokogawa, Itaru Hashimoto, and Ryusei Kitanosono left for Miyazaki out of Haneda Airport on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka began workouts with Naoto Nishida, Nippon Ham's Sho Nakata and Haruki Nishikawa, Softbank's Ryuma Kidokoro, and Lotte's Naoya Emura. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015 ... Nishioka had been working out in Los Angeles between the end of last year and the start of the new year. Source: Sponichi 1/7/2015
  • Yamato is preparing to play both the infield and outfield. He has also ordered infield and outfield gloves. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015
  • The five members of the 2014 draft class participated in their first practices at Naruohama on Wednesday. 2014 draft class training camp will begin on the 8th. Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2015
  • First round draft pick Yuya Yokoyama moved into the team dormitory on Tuesday with only baseball equipment and clothes. He left everything else, including his car, to the Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima baseball team. He also left the glove he used last year and purchased a new one. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Battery coach Mitsuo Tatsukawa's wife died of colon cancer on December 29, 2014. She was fifty-three. Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Six members of the 2014 draft class -- first round draft pick Yasuaki Yamasaki, second round draft pick Kenta Ishida, fifth round draft pick Koki Yamashita, sixth round draft pick Hiroki Momose, seventh round draft pick Satoshi Iizuka, and Ikusei first round draft Toi Kamei -- moved into the team dormitory in Yokosuka on Wednesday. Source: Sports Hochi 1/7/2015, Daily Sports 1/7/2015, Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015
  • Shun Tono worked out with mixed martial artist Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto on Tuesday. Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2015
  • Senryokugai Takuro Ito signed with the Gunma Diamond Pegasus (BC League). He hopes to make it back to the NPB. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuichi Matsumoto and Shinichi Takeuchi left Japan out of Narita Airport on Wednesday. They will be training in Saipan. Source: Sponichi 1/7/2015
  • Third round draft pick Koji Yamakawa and seventh round draft pick Izumi Hara moved into the team dormitory in Toda, Saitama on Wednesday. Yamakawa moved in with a special order pillow and blanket that cost about 250,000 yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 1/7/2015, Sponichi 1/7/2015