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Yakult Senryokugai: Kato, Onodera, Ichiba, Watanabe, Kinoshita, Fukukawa

by on Oct.02, 2012 @ 5:03 pm, under NPB
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The Swallows announced today that they will not be signing the following seven players to contacts for the 2013 season:

Pos Player JPN Player ENG Age Status
P 加藤 幹典 Kato, Mikinori 27 Intention to Retire
P 小野寺 力 Onodera, Chikara 31 Intention to Retire
P 一場 靖弘 Ichiba, Yasuhiro 30 Would like to continue playing
P 渡辺 恒樹 Watanabe, Koki 34 Undecided
P 山岸  穣 Yamagishi, Minoru 30 Intention to Retire
P 木下 達生 Kinoshita, Tatsuo 25 Undecided
C 福川 将和 Fukukawa, Masakazu 35 Intention to Retire

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/2/2012

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UPDATE 10/3 @ 11:31am - Slightly different information on what a few of a the players are planning to do.  Onodera is looking to continue playing and  Kato is undecided.  Fukukawa is retiring and could be offered a job with the Swallows.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2012

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Yakult Swallows send Yuji Onizaki to Seibu Lions for Chikara Onodera

by on May.24, 2011 @ 8:06 am, under NPB
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Sanspo is reporting that the Yakult Swallows have acquired Chikara Onodera from the Seibu Lions for money.  The Swallows could make an official announcement of the deal sometime as early as today.

UPDATE @ 8:37pm

The deal will actually send 30-year-old Onodera to the Swallows for 28-year-old Yuji Onizaki.

UPDATE 5/25 @ 10:39pm

The Swallows held a press conference for Onodera at Jingu Stadium today.  He was also assigned the number 29.

UPDATE 5/27 @ 7:58pm

The Lions held a press conference for Onizaki today.  He was assigned the number 56.

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Onodera's Career Stats

Tm Yr G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2003 SEI 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 3.1 7 1 4 0 1 1 0 4 4 10.80 3.30
2004 SEI 27 2 1 0 0 0 139 32.0 26 3 19 0 24 2 0 13 12 3.38 1.41
2005 SEI 30 1 2 0 0 0 184 42.0 50 5 11 1 30 0 0 21 20 4.29 1.45
2006 SEI 59 7 3 29 0 0 247 60.2 51 2 18 3 52 4 0 19 19 2.82 1.14
2007 SEI 44 4 5 13 0 0 295 64.1 85 7 23 1 48 4 0 39 37 5.18 1.68
2008 SEI 50 5 5 1 0 0 243 55.2 54 3 22 4 38 3 0 26 22 3.56 1.37
2009 SEI 47 3 5 16 0 0 230 54.1 49 5 24 1 45 5 0 24 24 3.98 1.34
2010 SEI 41 1 3 0 0 0 168 41.2 42 3 6 2 28 2 0 20 17 3.67 1.15
Totals 300 23 24 59 0 0 1527 354.0 364 29 127 12 266 21 0 166 155 3.94 1.39

Onizaki's Career Stats

Yr Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 YAK 3 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 YAK 15 50 45 5 16 2 0 2 24 8 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 .356 .408 .533 .941
2010 YAK 60 96 87 9 17 3 0 1 23 5 0 1 3 0 5 0 25 0 .195 .239 .264 .503
2011 YAK 8 10 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
Totals 86 160 145 17 33 5 0 3 47 13 0 1 4 0 10 0 34 0 .228 .277 .324 .602
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