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[10/24/2014] Seibu Lions: Fall camp roster

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 8:26 pm, under NPB
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Fall camp will take place at Nango Chuo Park in Nango, Miyazaki between November 6 and 20. Players will have the day off on November 10 and 15.

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 岩尾 利弘 Iwao, Toshihiro
P 増田 達至 Masuda, Tatsushi
P 菊池 雄星 Kikuchi, Yusei
P 藤原 良平 Fujiwara, Ryohei
P 小石 博孝 Koishi, Hirotaka
P 岡本 洋介 Okamoto, Yosuke
P 中郷 大樹 Nakago, Taiki
P 武隈 祥太 Takekuma, Shota
P 福倉 健太郎 Fukukura, Kentaro
P 佐藤 勇 Sato, Isamu
C 森 友哉 Mori, Tomoya
C 岡田 雅利 Okada, Masatoshi
C 中田 祥多 Nakata, Shota
INF 金子 侑司 Kaneko, Yuji
INF 鬼崎 裕司 Onizaki, Yuji
INF 浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto
INF 永江 恭平 Nagae, Kyohei
INF 梅田 尚通 Umeda, Naomichi
INF 水口 大地 Mizuguchi, Daichi
OF 大崎 雄太朗 Osaki, Yutaro
OF 坂田 遼 Sakata, Ryo
OF 木村 文紀 Kimura, Fumikazu
OF 石川 貢 Ishikawa, Mitsugu
OF 熊代 聖人 Kumashiro, Masato
OF 田代 将太郎 Tashiro, Shotaro
OF 斉藤 彰吾 Saito, Shogo

Source: official announcement

[10/24/2014] Suzuki Japan: Softbank-Nippon Ham Mixed Team Roster

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 4:55 pm, under International, NPB, Samurai Japan
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The top level Samurai Japan team is scheduled to play one game against a Softbank-Nippon Ham mixed team. The game is scheduled to take place at YafuOku Dome on November 10. The Softbank-Nippon Ham mixed team was unveiled earlier today.

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Softbank-Nippon Ham Mixed Team

Hideki Kuriyama is scheduled to manage the team

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Team
P 谷元 圭介 Tanimoto, Keisuke Nippon Ham Fighters
P 斎藤 佑樹 Saito, Yuki Nippon Ham Fighters
P 東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao Softbank Hawks
P 鍵谷 陽平 Kagiya, Yohei Nippon Ham Fighters
P 飯田 優也 Iida, Yuya Softbank Hawks
P 白村 明弘 Hakumura, Akihiro Nippon Ham Fighters
P 武田 翔太 Takeda, Shota Softbank Hawks
C 高谷 裕亮 Takaya, Hiroaki Softbank Hawks
C 山下 斐紹 Yamashita, Ayatsugu Softbank Hawks
C 石川 亮 Ishikawa, Ryo Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 明石 健志 Akashi, Kenji Softbank Hawks
INF 中島 卓也 Nakashima, Takuya Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 岡 大海 Oka, Hiromi Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham Fighters
INF 渡邉 諒 Watanabe, Ryo Nippon Ham Fighters
OF 吉村 裕基 Yoshimura, Yuki Softbank Hawks
OF 江川 智晃 Egawa, Tomoaki Softbank Hawks
OF 谷口 雄也 Taniguchi, Yuya Nippon Ham Fighters

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Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 10/24/2014

[10/24/2014] 1500ESPN: Kris Johnson to join the Hiroshima Carp

by on Oct.24, 2014 @ 2:50 pm, under NPB
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According to a report by 1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson, the Minnesota Twins have sold thirty-year-old pitcher Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Carp.

... The Carp won the bidding with at least six other Japanese teams showing interest.

"I'm very excited about playing for Hiroshima and appreciate the Twins making it happen," Johnson said via text. "I talked to different players about how great the fans and team treat foreign players. I was really impressed with the respect they showed me during the negotiations."

Source: ESPN 10/22/2014

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Phoenix League: Scores from October 23, 2014

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 11:25 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows at Ivy Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hiroshima 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 7
Yakult 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Home Runs
Hiroshima: Takahashi, Hiroki; Iwamoto, Takahiro

Official Box Score

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Hanshin Tigers vs LG Twins at Ikimenomori Stadium 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hanshin 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
LG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Home Runs
Hanshin: Umeno, Ryutaro

Official Box Score

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Softbank Hawks vs Nippon Ham Fighters at Kirishima Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Softbank 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4
Nippon Ham 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Home Runs
Softbank: Honda, Yuichi

Official Box Score

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Hanwha Eagles vs Rakuten Eagles at Himuka Baseball Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Hanwha 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Rakuten 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 x 8

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Orix Buffaloes vs Yomiuri Giants at Sokken Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Orix 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Doosan Bears vs Yokohama Bay Stars at Saitobaru Athletic Park Baseball Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Doosan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yokohama 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 x 8

Home Runs
Yokohama: Kato, Masayoshi

Official Box Score

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Chunichi Dragons vs Seibu Lions at Nango Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Chunichi 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Seibu 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 2

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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Shikoku Island League vs Chiba Lotte Marines at Tenpuku Stadium

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Island League 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Lotte 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 x 7

Home Runs
None

Official Box Score

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[10/23/2014] 2014 Draft: General News and Notes

by on Oct.23, 2014 @ 5:06 pm, under NPB
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General News

  • The draft will take place at the Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa Kokusai-kan Pamir.
  • Seibu will likely draft five to six players with a focus on pitching.
  • Orix will likely draft eight to ten players with a focus on pitching. Orix has lost their last eleven 1st round draft pick draws.
  • Softbank will likely draft about five players.
  • Rakuten will likely select five to six players during the regular draft and a couple during the Ikusei draft. Their main focus will be players that have connections to the Tohoku region.
  • Hanshin will likely draft five to six players. Hanshin thinks highly of Kohei Arihara and could offer him the number eighteen, if they manage to draft him.
  • Yomiuri will likely select four players during the regular draft and three or four during the Ikusei draft.
  • Hiroshima will likely select six to seven players during the draft.

Source: Sanspo 10/22/2014, Sanspo 10/23/2014, Sanspo 10/23/2014, Daily Sports 10/23/2014, Daily Sports 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014, Sports Hochi 10/23/2014