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[6/10/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Nippon Ham Fighters agree to trade

by on Jun.10, 2015 @ 3:40 pm, under NPB

The media learned on June 9 that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters were working on a trade involving four players. According to people with knowledge of the negotiations, the Giants' are planning to send thirty-four-year-old outfielder Kenji Yano and twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Hideki Sunaga to the Fighters for thirty-one-year-old pitcher Toshiyuki Yanuki and twenty-six-year-old outfielder Atsushi Kita. The trade should fill needs for both teams -- Nippon Ham was looking for a right-handed bat and Yomiuri wanted to bolster their bullpen. The two sides could make an official announcement later today.

Source: Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/10/2015, Daily Sports 6/10/2015, Chunichi Sports 6/10/2015

[UPDATE @ 7:14pm]

The Fighters and Giants announced that they finalized a trade. Yomiuri will send Yano and Sunaga head to Nippon Ham for Yanuki and Kita. Both teams also announced uniform numbers for the players.

  • Yanuki - 48
  • Kita - 66
  • Sunaga - 33
  • Yano 37

Source: Nippon Ham announcement, Yomiuri announcement

Yano Kenji

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
2003 Yomiuri 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .500
2004 Yomiuri 10 18 18 2 4 1 0 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .222 .444 .222
2005 Yomiuri 85 228 203 27 57 7 1 7 87 14 2 1 11 1 9 4 30 5 .281 .429 .323
2006 Yomiuri 103 372 335 36 90 18 0 6 126 30 11 3 2 1 21 13 66 6 .269 .376 .335
2007 Yomiuri 103 178 158 28 46 14 2 7 85 29 1 2 3 1 9 7 32 2 .291 .538 .354
2008 Yomiuri 3 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .286
2009 Yomiuri 6 9 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111 .111 .111
2010 Yomiuri 42 88 74 8 23 4 1 2 35 13 0 2 4 0 10 0 11 1 .311 .473 .393
2011 Yomiuri 53 116 107 10 27 7 0 1 37 11 2 1 3 1 4 1 20 3 .252 .346 .283
2012 Yomiuri 62 119 101 10 31 4 1 1 40 4 0 0 4 0 12 2 18 4 .307 .396 .391
2013 Yomiuri 90 166 159 17 46 13 0 2 65 22 2 0 4 0 3 0 20 8 .289 .409 .302
2014 Yomiuri 54 85 78 2 14 3 0 0 17 3 0 0 2 1 4 0 13 3 .179 .218 .217
2015 Yomiuri 8 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .071 .071 .071
  Totals 622 1403 1262 140 340 71 5 27 502 129 18 10 34 5 74 28 219 34 .269 .398 .323

Hideki Sunaga

Year Team G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP   H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
2004 Nippon Ham 5 0 2 0   0 0 .000 68 12 .2 21 3 10 0 8 1 0 13 13 9.24
2005 Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 30 9   4 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.00
2006 Nippon Ham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 23 6   4 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 1.50
2007 Nippon Ham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 12 1 .1 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 8 8 54.00
2009 Nippon Ham 9 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 83 18   20 6 8 3 7 0 0 17 17 8.50
2010 Nippon Ham 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 47 10 .1 14 1 5 0 9 1 0 9 9 7.84
2014 Yomiuri 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 5 0 .1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 81.00
  Totals 25 0 3 0 2 0 0 .000 268 57 .2 72 13 30 3 33 2 0 51 51 7.96

Toshiyuki Yanuki

Year Team G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP   H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
2010 Nippon Ham 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333 130 29   33 6 13 1 22 2 0 16 14 4.34
2011 Nippon Ham 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 21 5   3 0 4 0 4 1 0 1 1 1.80
2012 Nippon Ham 22 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 144 33 .1 34 4 15 0 23 2 0 12 12 3.24
2013 Nippon Ham 57 2 3 0 13 0 0 .400 279 65 .2 61 2 27 2 59 3 0 30 25 3.43
2014 Nippon Ham 15 2 2 0 1 0 0 .500 118 27   27 1 10 2 18 1 1 15 15 5.00
2015 Nippon Ham 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 60 15   15 1 4 0 11 2 0 6 6 3.60
  Totals 110 6 8 1 15 0 0 .429 752 175   173 14 73 5 137 11 1 80 73 3.75

Atsushi Kita

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
2010 Yokohama 8 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 .214 .214 .214
2011 Yokohama 12 25 21 0 5 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 9 1 .238 .286 .292
2012 Yokohama 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Nippon Ham 29 60 51 5 14 1 0 2 21 3 1 0 1 0 7 1 17 1 .275 .412 .373
2015 Nippon Ham 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
  Totals 53 101 88 6 22 2 0 2 30 4 1 0 2 1 9 1 34 2 .250 .341 .323