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[7/17/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yakult Swallows

by on Jul.18, 2015 @ 2:52 am, under NPB

Yomiuri Giants

  • Team owner Kojiro Shiraishi told reporters the organization would make a decision on Tatsunori Hara after they see how the team fares during the second-half of the season. Hara is in the final year of a two-year deal. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2015, Sanspo 7/17/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp are planning to offer Kris Johnson and Nate Schierholtz contracts for the 2016 season. Source: Sports Hochi 7/17/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows could move to an eight-man rotation after the break to ensure pitchers returning from injuries, like Shohei Tateyama, get enough rest in between starts and to make sure pitchers are not taxed too hard during the hot summer months. Toshihiro Sugiura is also nearing a return to the active roster and could use extra rest in between outings. Source: Daily Sports 7/17/2015