The Kochi Fighting Dogs held a tryout for practice player Sanfo Lassina on August 25, between 14:00 and 15:00 at Yosakoi Dome. The team announced later in the day that the seventeen-year-old infielder passed their tryout by satisfying their requirements. He will be added to their registered roster on August 29. His uniform number will be 34.
Lassina first joined Kochi in July 2013 on a one-month trial. He returned as a practice player in March 2014 and stuck with the team. He is the first player from Burkina Faso to play at a professional level in Japan.