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[10/30/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.31, 2014 @ 4:01 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Chunichi Dragons

  • The first day of fall camp at Nagoya Stadium lasted about eight hours -- the day started at 10:00am and ended after 6:00pm. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takeru Imamura started feeling discomfort in his right shoulder in June. He aggravated the shoulder while pitching in the Phoenix League (3 G, 14.0 IP, 8 R) and was shut down. He will continue to get rest in November and will work his way back in December and January. The injury does not appear to be serious. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2014
  • Takashi Uemoto (24) and Tomohiro Abe (25) have filed marriage papers. Uemoto with twenty-five-year-old reporter Emi Nakahara and Abe with a thirty-two-year-old woman from Fukuoka. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2014
  • Former Carp Katsumi Hirosawa is struggling with Meniere's disease again. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to name bullpen catcher/Ni-gun equipment manager Kazuo Fujita (34) their new Ni-gun Ikusei coach. Fujita played high school ball at Imabari Nishi, college ball at Doshisha University, and then spent nine years playing for Nihon Seimei. He retired in 2010 without ever having played professionally and joined the Yokohama organization as a bullpen catcher in 2012. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014

[10/29/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.30, 2014 @ 2:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants announced that Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left elbow) is undergoing Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. He is not expected to join the main team for some time as he gets treatment. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • The media learned Takeru Imamura is having problems with his right shoulder. He was not included in the list of players attending fall camp. He has been told to rest his arm for about a month. Koichi Ogata told reporters Imamura first started feeling discomfort in his shoulder during the regular season. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Chunichi fall camp started on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2014
  • The Dragons could spend up to 500 million yen on new players next season. Head coach Shigekazu Mori left for the Dominican Republic to search for talent on Tuesday. They are looking for two starters and an outfielder. They will also most likely check on players in the United States and Cuba. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • The media learned on Tuesday that Shingo Kawabata (27) was married to thirty-year-old talento Kyoka Mizuno. The two filed marriage papers on June 22. They are planning to hold a ceremony after the 2015 season. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

[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

[10/28/2014] Rumors: Takahiro Mahara (Orix), Naoki Miyanishi (Nippon Ham

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Orix Buffaloes

  • Takahiro Mahara (32) could meet with team officials on Wednesday. He told reporters he was interested in testing the waters, but was more concerned about what was best for his family. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi (29) has not decided what to do with his option, but did tell reporters on Monday that his chances for staying were better than fifty-fifty. Bottom line: he wants to feel needed and inspired. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

[10/28/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 1:22 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) and Kan Otake (right shoulder) are slated to join the Ichi-gun team for workouts on the 31st. Source: Sanspo 10/28/2014
  • The Giants are planning to move Shinnosuke Abe (35) to first base next year. Abe and Tatsunori Hara discussed the move and agreed on the conversion. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014, Sponichi 10/28/2014
  • Yoshihito Ishii (36) is planning to retire. The Giants informed Ishii that they were not going to offer him a contract for the 2015 season on the 25th. "I would be lying if I said I felt satisfied. I'm just short of 1,000 games. But this is something I needed to decide. There was a part of me that enjoyed teaching other players and seeing them succeed." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige told reporters they are planning to play three practices games during fall camp. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2014 ... The practice games will be played on November 4, 11, and 13. They will be against other baseball teams in the area. Source: Sports Hochi 10/28/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to offer Yosuke Takasu a job as Ni-gun hitting coach. There is a good chance Tomochika Tsuboi will be named an Ichi-gun hitting coach. Yokohama is expected to make an announcement about their 2015 coaching staff in early November. Source: Sponchi 10/28/2014

[10/27/2014] Rumors: Chihiro Kaneko (Orix), Yoshihisa Naruse (Lotte)

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 3:00 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai worked out at Nagoya Stadium on Monday and told reporters he had nothing new to say regarding his domestic FA option. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takumi Kuriyama has reportedly decided not to exercise his FA option and will remain with the Lions. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Officials met Yoshihisa Naruse on Monday to continue negotiations on a new contract. No major progress was made. If Naruse decides to exercise his option, Lotte will most likely take their offer off the table. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Chihiro Kaneko spoke to reporters at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on Monday and said asking the team to post him to the Majors was a possibility. He also said he was going to consider any and all options available to him. "I have always liked the atmosphere at American stadiums. I'll think about it once the [Suzuki All-Star Series] ends," said Kaneko. Source: Daily Sports 10/27/2014, Sponichi 10/27/2014 ... The Boston Red Sox are among MLB teams with interest in Kaneko. Source: Boston Glove 10/25/2014 via Sanspo 10/27/2014
  • Yoshihisa Hirano spoke to reporters on Monday and indicated that he met Orix for contract negotiations, was treated with sincerity, and felt needed. He also said there was a chance he might not exercise his option. Source: Sports Hochi 10/27/2014
  • Takahiro Mahara was unable to provide an update about his FA option when reporters approached him for comment on Monday. Source: Sports Hochi 10/27/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Naoki Miyanishi is slated to meet team officials for contract negotiations after the Nippon Series. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014

[10/27/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 2:56 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shukan Post released an article about Hirokazu Sawamura and Hayato Sakamoto partying after their fourth and final Climax Series loss on October 27. Two Hanshin players, including Hayata Ito, were also mentioned in the article. Sawamura took to Twitter and denied the events. He pointed out that too many people believe what they read and hoped people would try to understand how hard players and teams worked, regardless of what was mentioned in the media. (Note: it seems he deleted his tweets since they are no longer available) Source: News Post Seven 10/27/2014, Daily Sports 10/27/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hisashi Takeuchi tossed thirty pitches in the bullpen on Sunday. He is working on staying back on his pitches while throwing. He had problems with his right shoulder and failed to make the active roster this year. He did succeed in dropping his weight from 100 kilograms to ninety-two. Source: Daily Sports 10/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei wants to drop his fat content from ten percent to some where between seven and eight percent while maintaining his current weight of eighty-three kilograms. Source: Sponichi 10/27/2014
  • The Swallows announced that they signed Toshihide Narimoto, Shintaro Mizutani, and Takayuki Saito to coaching contracts for the 2015 season. Narimoto will be a Ni-gun chief pitching coach, Mizutani a Ni-gun infield/base coach, and Saito a Ni-gun hitting coach. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014

[10/26/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.27, 2014 @ 2:54 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake (right shoulder) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Sunday. He faced Fuminori Yokogawa and Chikara Yoshikawa eighteen times and allowed six could-be hits. He threw fifty-three pitches and topped out at 140km/h. This was his first appearance against live hitters since his injury. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014 ... Or faced Yokogawa and Yoshikawa nineteen times and allowed seven could-be hits. Source: Sponichi 10/26/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) threw forty-five pitches in the bullpen on Sunday. It was his first session with a squatting catcher. Source: Sponichi 10/26/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Four Chunichi players, including Takuya Asao and Kazuki Yoshimi, signed autographs and took photos with about 600 fans after fall practices on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/26/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Junji Ogawa is hoping to gain some insight on how to improve his pitching mechanics and control from his Samurai Japan teammates, like Chihiro Kaneko and Shohei Otani. Source: Sanspo 10/26/2014

[10/25/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Oct.26, 2014 @ 3:25 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Frederich Cepeda left for Cuba on Saturday. Before leaving, he said to reporters, "Nothing has been decided, but I would like to come back [to the Giants]." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right elbow) tossed a bullpen session on Thursday. He threw forty-two pitches at fifty to sixty percent. He is scheduled to join Ichi-gun fall practices on the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 10/24/2014 ... The session on Thursday was Sugano's first since his right elbow injury. He threw to a standing catcher. Source: Sanspo 10/23/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryuhei Matsuyama is planning to lose some weight this winter. He wants to push his weight down to under ninety kilograms for the first time since 2010. He currently weighs ninety-three kilograms. Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2014
  • The Carp offered Shinji Sasaoka a job as Ni-gun pitching coach. An announcement could be made some time next week. Source: Sports Hochi 10/25/2014, Sponichi 10/25/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige spent over an hour mixing with fans during fall practices at Nagoya Stadium on Saturday. He stood for photos with about 500 fans. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to offer Tomochika Tsuboi a job as Ichi-gun hitting coach. They are also planning to offer Katsuya Udo (Tokushima Indigo Socks manager) and Naoya Shimada (batting practice pitcher) jobs as Ni-gun pitching coach. Source: Sports Hochi 10/25/2014

Yakult Swallows