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[10/29/2014] Hiroshima Carp: Fall camp roster

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 10:35 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp released their roster for fall camp.

Fall camp in Nichinan between November 1 and 21. Players will have the day off on November 5,11, and 16.

Pos Player JPN Player ENG
P 福井 優也 Fukui, Yuya
P 九里 亜蓮 Kuri, Allen
P 大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi
P 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta
P 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke
P 篠田 純平 Shinoda, Jumpei
P 中村 恭平 Nakamura, Kyohei
P 岩見 優輝 Iwami, Yuki
P 一岡 竜司 Ichioka, Ryuji
P 中田 廉 Nakata, Ren
P 小野 淳平 Ono, Jumpei
P 西原 圭大 Nishihara, Keita
P 中崎 翔太 Nakazaki, Shota
P 今井 啓介 Imai, Keisuke
P 中村 祐太 Nakamura, Yuta
P 辻 空 Tsuji, Sora
P デ ヘスス Danilo DeJesus Araujo
C 白濱 裕太 Shirahama, Yuta
C 磯村 嘉孝 Isomura, Yoshitaka
C 會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa
C 中村 亘佑 Nakamura, Kosuke
INF 上本 崇司 Uemoto, Takashi
INF 小窪 哲也 Kokubo, Tetsuya
INF 堂林 翔太 Dobayashi, Shota
INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke
INF 庄司 隼人 Shoji, Hayato
INF 美間 優槻 Mima, Yuki
INF 安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro
INF 田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke
OF 中東 直己 Nakahigashi, Naoki
OF 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro
OF 岩本 貴裕 Iwamoto, Takahiro
OF 高橋 大樹 Takahashi, Hiroki
OF 下水流 昂 Shimozuru, Ko
OF 松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei
OF 赤松 真人 Akamatsu, Masato
OF 土生 翔平 Habu, Shohei
OF 天谷 宗一郎 Amaya, Soichiro
OF 鈴木 将光 Suzuki, Masamitsu
OF ロサリオ Rosario, Rainel
OF 中村 憲 Nakamura, Ken
OF 森下 宗 Morishita, Tsukasa

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Source: official announcement

[10/29/2014] Hiroshima Carp 2015 Coaching Staff

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 6:56 pm, under NPB
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Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 79 緒方 孝市 Ogata, Koichi 45
General Coach 85 永田 利則 Nagata, Toshinori 53
Fielding/Base Coach 75 石井 琢朗 Ishii, Takuro 44
Fielding/Base Coach 90 玉木 朋孝 Tamaki, Tomotaka 39
Hitting Coach 81 新井 宏昌 Arai, Hiromasa 62
Hitting Coach Assistant 91 迎 祐一郎 Mukae, Yuichiro 32
Pitching Coach 78 畝 龍実 Une, Tatsumi 50
Pitching Coach 73 小林 幹英 Kobayashi, Kanei 40
Battery Coach 84 植田 幸弘 Ueda, Yukihiro 50

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 71 高 信二 Ko, Shinji 47
Fielding/Base Coach 80 山田 和利 Yamada, Kazutoshi 49
Fielding/Base Coach 92 森笠 繁 Morikasa, Shigeru 38
Hitting Coach 83 朝山 東洋 Asayama, Toyo 38
Pitching Coach 88 佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji 47
Pitching Coach 87 澤崎 俊和 Sawazaki, Toshikazu 40
Battery Coach 89 水本 勝己 Mizumoto, Katsumi 46
Player/Position Player Coach 2 東出 輝裕 Higashide, Akihiro 34

San-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Supervising Coach 82 浅井 樹 Asai, Itsuki 42
Pitching Coach 86 菊地原 毅 Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 39
Pitching Coach
(Strengthening)
93 青木 勇人 Aoki, Hayato 37

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Source: official announcement

[10/29/2014] Hiroshima Carp reaches agreement with Kris Johnson

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 6:44 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced today that it reached a contract agreement with Kris Johnson (30). He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.

According to reports, he agreed to a one-year deal worth at estimated seventy million yen plus incentives and a signing bonus of thirty million yen.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 10/29/2014

[UPDATE 10/30 @ 4:10pm]

The deal is reportedly worth 700,000 US dollars plus incentives with a 300,000 US dollars signing bonus.

Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014

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[10/29/2014] Rakuten Eagles: Fall camp roster

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 6:21 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles released their roster for fall camp in Kurashiki, Okayama.

Fall camp is scheduled to take place at Muscat Stadium between November 2 and 19.

Rosters

Pos Player JPN Player ENG
P 松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki
P 濱矢 廣大 Hamaya, Kodai
P 則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro
P 戸村 健次 Tomura, Kenji
P 片山 博視 Katayama, Hiroshi
P 永井 怜 Nagai, Satoshi
P 武藤 好貴 Muto, Yoshitaka
P 西宮 悠介 Nishimiya, Yusuke
P 青山 浩二 Aoyama, Koji
P 相原 和友 Aihara, Kazutomo
P 横山 貴明 Yokoyama, Takaaki
P 小山 伸一郎 Koyama, Shinichiro
P 菊池 保則 Kikuchi, Yasunori
P 古川 侑利 Furukawa, Yuri
P 上園 啓史 Uezono, Keiji
C 内田 靖人 Uchida, Yasuhito
C 小関 翔太 Koseki, Shota
C 嶋 基宏 Shima, Motohiro
C 伊志嶺 忠 Ishimine, Tadashi
C 小山 桂司 Oyama, Keiji
INF 阿部 俊人 Abe, Toshihito
INF 後藤 光尊 Goto, Mitsutaka
INF 藤田 一也 Fujita, Kazuya
INF 銀次 Akaminai, Ginji
INF 西村 弥 Nishimura, Wataru
INF 岩崎 達郎 Iwasaki, Tatsuro
OF 森山 周 Moriyama, Makoto
OF 牧田 明久 Makida, Akihisa
OF 聖澤 諒 Hijirisawa, Ryo
OF 岡島 豪郎 Okajima, Takero
OF 枡田 慎太郎 Masuda, Shintaro
OF 島内 宏明 Shimauchi, Hiroaki
OF 北川 倫太郎 Kitagawa, Rintaro

Subject to change.

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Source: official announcement

[10/29/2014] Chunichi Dragons: Fall camp practice game schedule

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 5:56 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons are scheduled to play the following two practices games during fall camp.

Date Gates
Open
Start
Time
Opponent Venue
11/04 Tue 11:30 12:30 Hyogo Blue Sandars Nagoya Stadium
11/11 Tue 12:00 13:00 Route Inn BC League Mixed Team Nagoya Stadium
11/13 Thu 11:30 12:30 j-Project Nagoya Stadium

Times are subject to change. Games can be canceled due to weather.

There is no public parking at Nagoya Stadium. Admission will be free.

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Source: official announcement

NS: Hanshin Tigers 2 – Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 5 (October 29, 2014)

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB, Postseason
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Hanshin Tigers vs Softbank Hawks @ YafuOku Dome - 18:30
Starters: Iwata, Minoru (HAN) 9-8, 2.54 - Nakata, Kenichi (SOF) 11-7, 4.34

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Hanshin 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3X 5 7 0

Attendance: 35861 | Time: 3h56m | Softbank leads series, 3-1-0

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[10/28/2014] Nippon Series: Hanshin Tigers, Softbank Hawks

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai was not available to play against on Tuesday. He did play some catch and took some batting practice during pre-game workouts. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014
  • At twenty years and six months, Shintaro Fujinami became the youngest pitcher to start a Nippon Series game in franchise history. The previous record of twenty-four years and three months was set by Kei Igawa in 2003. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014
  • Hakata Station officials increased staff by five to handle the large number of fans on Monday. Roughly 200 fans and media were at the station at around 5:30pm to greet the Tigers. Yutaka Wada, Fujinami, and a number of others used an alternate route in the station. Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • A number of players worked out at Koshien before traveling to Fukuoka on Monday. The Tigers opted not to hold practices at YafuOku Dome so players could get some rest. Players were also allowed to travel to Fukuoka on their own schedule. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • About 500 fans greeted the Hawks at Hakata Station on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014
  • Dae-Ho Lee recorded the franchise's sixty-second Nippon Series home run on Sunday. Sixty-two Nippon Series home runs is good for a third place tie with Orix on the all-time list. Yomiuri leads all teams with 213. Seibu is in second with 130. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014
  • Team officials told reporters about one third of the tickets sold for Game 3, 4, and 5 were to people outside of Kyushu. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • The Hawks announced on Tuesday that a parade celebrating their Pacific League championship will take place on November 24. Source: official announcement