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[3/9/2015] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.10, 2015 @ 2:14 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

  • Akira Iwamoto could make his first regular season start on April 1 against Yakult at Jingu. Source: Sports Hochi 3/9/2015
  • The start on April 2 against Yakult could go to Suguru Iwazaki. Other possibilities include second round draft pick Tsuyoshi Ishizaki and Yuta Iwasada. Source: Sanspo 3/9/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson is set to pitch in an exhibition game against Hanshin at Koshien on March 10. His first regular season start could come on March 28 against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/9/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shun Yamaguchi could make his first regular season start on March 31 against Hiroshima at Yokohama. His next pre-season start is slated to come on the 16th against Rakuten at Yokohama. Source: Sports Hochi 3/9/2015
  • Former Bay Star Tomokazu Oka (38) has signed with the Toyama GRN Thunderbirds (BC League). Source: official announcement

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura's first regular season start could come on March 29 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium. Source: Sanpso 3/9/2015