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Seth Greisinger likely won’t return to the Yomiuri Giants in 2012

by on Nov.02, 2011 @ 10:12 am, under NPB
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It appears 36-year-old Seth Greisinger won't be returning to the Yomiuri Giants in 2012. On Tuesday, Greisinger dropped by Giants Stadium to gather his things together and told reporters that he wanted to continue pitching in Japan, for any of the 12 NPB teams.

Micheal Nakamura and Carlos Torres also appear to be on they way out.

Jonathan Albaladejo wants to pitch in Japan next year as well and still has a chance to remain a Giant.

UPDATE @ 10:32pm - Albaladejo left Japan today.  Before leaving, he told that he already told the club he wanted to return next year.  His agent is also scheduled to get in touch with the team within the next 2-3 days to see where they stand.

Torres left Japan today as well.  He told reporters that he hasn't heard anything from his agent and that he didn't think he'd be playing with the Giants next year.

Josh Field also left Japan today.

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Seth Greisinger 2011 Season

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 9 1 5 0 0 0 0 .167 212 47.2 52 2 18 0 2 33 1 0 22 22 4.15
Ni-gun 9 3 1 0 - 0 0 .750 229 56.2 51 3 10 0 3 52 0 0 13 13 2.06

Micheal Nakamura 2011 Season

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 35 8.1 9 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 4 4 4.32
Ni-gun 42 1 1 5 - 0 0 .500 171 40.2 35 2 12 2 1 35 0 0 8 7 1.55

Carlos Torres 2011 Season

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333 121 27.1 31 4 11 0 1 19 2 2 19 19 6.26
Ni-gun 14 7 3 0 - 1 0 .700 302 74.1 63 4 15 0 3 71 1 0 23 21 2.54

Jonathan Albaladejo 2011 Season

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-gun 46 2 2 2 6 0 0 .500 219 51.1 43 2 19 4 5 44 0 0 17 14 2.45
Ni-gun 8 0 0 3 - 0 0 .000 32 8.2 3 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.00

Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 13, 2011

by on Feb.13, 2011 @ 7:03 am, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 5-0 (7 innings).

Takahiko Nomaguchi started the game for the reds and did not allow a run over 2 innings of work.  He also gave up 2 hits and struck out 2.

Jumpei Ono entered the game in the 3rd and tossed 3 perfect innings in relief for the reds.

Tetsuya Matsumoto started in center and batted 1st for the whites.  He went 1-for-3.

Yoshiyuki Kamei started at third and batted 4th for the whites.  He went 0-for-4.

Yesterday's Ni-gun intra-squad game:

The reds beat the whites, 2-0 (6 innings).

Taishi Ota was a starting third baseman and batted 4th for the red team; he went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

Atsushi Nakazato tossed an inning of relief (4th inning) for the whites and struck out the side.

===== 2/13 @ 9:21pm

The Giants drew over 30,000 fans today.

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Seth Greisinger faced Ryuichi Kajimae, Itaru Hashimoto, and Taishi Ota during BP today and threw 38 pitches while giving in 2 could-be hits.  This was Greisinger's first appearance as a BP pitcher this spring.

===== 2/13 @ 4:16pm

Carlos Torres faced Rusty Ryal, Yoshiyuki Kamei, and Shigeyuki Furuki during BP today and threw 48 pitches while giving 8 could-be hits.  This was Torres' second BP outing since the start of spring camp.

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Brian Bannister faced Takahito Kudo, Toshimasa Konta, and Kenji Yano during BP today and threw 41 pitches while giving up 1 could-be hit.

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Shun Tono threw 91 pitches in the bullpen today.  He also mixed in his fork.

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Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) threw 37 pitches in the bullpen today, including 4 forkballs.  This was Swamura's 5th bullpen this spring.

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General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters that Shinnosuke Abe will be Sawamura's catcher during his intra-squad appearance on the 15th.

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Tetsuya Utsumi apparently got some ideas on how to tweak his delivery by watching ice skaters doing jumps.

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Taichi Tanaka (3rd round) has not tossed a bullpen session yet, but told reporters today that he was thinking about throwing one soon.

===== 2/13 @ 7:03am

Ota is scheduled to start at third and bat 4th during today's Ichi-gun intra-squad game.

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Jonathan Albaladejo faced Takahito Kudo and Rusty Ryal during BP yesterday and threw 32 pitches while giving up 2 could-be hits.  19 of the 32 pitches Albaladejo threw were called balls and both could-be hits came of Kudo's bat.

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Yomiuri Giants Spring Camp News and Notes: February 10, 2011

by on Feb.10, 2011 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

===== 2/10 @ 10:55pm

The veteran players (S group) joined the rest of the Ichi-gun players today.  They also took BP outdoors for the first time since the start of spring camp (excluding Shinnosuke Abe).  Yoshinobu Takahashi and Yoshitomo Tani both told reporters that they had a hard time hitting the ball during BP (timing issues).  Tani and Michihiro Ogasawara both faced Tetsuya Utsumi and Shun Tono.

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Utsumi threw 64 pitches during BP yesterday and gave up 5 could-be hits.  While he didn't throw his new fork, he did throw his fastball, slider, and change.

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Tono threw 62 pitches (all fastballs) during BP.

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Carlos Torres faced Hidetoshi Tsuburaya and Daijiro Tanaka during BP today (his 2nd BP outing) and threw 49 pitches while giving up 4 could-be hits.  Torres struggled with his control and threw 6 straight balls at one point.

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Itaru Hashimoto, Tomoya Inzen, and Daisuke Fujimura took part in Ichi-gun practice today.  During situational fielding, Hashimoto showed off his arm and inspired Tatsunori Hara to tell reporters that Hashimoto had the best arm in the Giants' system.

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Alex Ramirez visited Miyazaki Gakuen High School today and dropped in a on a number clubs (flower arrangement, Japanese calligraphy, koto music) for ideas on his HR dance.

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Kentaro Nishimura told reporters today that the biggest thing he had to work on moving forward was his balance while throwing the ball.

Said Nishimura, "I really need to think about my balance.  I mess up my balance if I try to throw too hard, so I want to keep it at about 80%.  I want to be able to throw a fastball with some good spin on it."

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Taishi Ota worked out for about an hour on his day off yesterday.  The Giants will play three intra-squad games between 2/13 and 2/17.  Ota told reporters he'd wanted to hit at least one home run during those three games and that he also wanted to do well against Hirokazu Sawamura (1st round) on the 15th so that he could get his name in the papers (Ota collected 3 could-be hits on 33 pitches the first time they faced each other during BP on 2/6).

Ota is competing against Rutsy Ryal and Yoshiyuki Kamei for the starting third base job.

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Yomiuri Giants looking to sign Carlos Torres

by on Nov.08, 2010 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants are apparently interested in former Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Torres and could be working toward signing him.  Torres was released by the White Sox on 10/26.

2010 Stats

YR TM LvL W L ERA G GS CG ShO GF Sv IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2010 CHW AAA 9 9 3.42 27 25 0 0 1 0 160 125 65 61 13 71 140 1.22
2010 CHW MLB 0 1 8.56 5 1 0 0 1 0 13 23 13 13 2 9 13 2.34
MLB Totals 1 3 6.86 13 6 0 0 3 0 42 53 33 32 7 26 35 1.88
MiLB Total 37 36 3.50 191 96 2 1 34 7 702 625 319 273 40 297 665 1.31
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