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[10/20/2014] Free Agents and Rumors: Masanori Hayashi (Yokohama), Yulieski Gourriel

by on Oct.21, 2014 @ 10:03 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers are interested in Motohiro Shima and Naoki Miyanishi. Source: Sanspo 10/20/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Eishin Soyogi and Shogo Kimura each met team official Kiyoaki Suzuki on Monday. It was their first meeting regarding the 2015 season. The two will likely be given offers during their second meeting some time next week. Source: Daily Sports 10/20/2014, Sports Hochi 10/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Veterans Daisuke Miura and Hitoshi Tamura met with team officials in Yokohama on Monday. Tatsuhiko Kinjo is also expected to meet team officials shortly. All three players have FA options. Source: Sports Hochi 10/20/2014
  • The Bay Stars are planning to offer, or have already offered, Masanori Hayashi a three-year contract with a large bump in salary. They met the thirty-one-year-old pitcher for their first round of negotiations on Monday. Yokohama is not planning to keep their offer on the table if Hayasahi exercises his FA option. Source: Sports Hochi 10/20/2014, Sponichi 10/21/2014
  • Yulieski Gourriel held a press conference in Cuba and said. "There are other goods teams like Yomiuri, but if I could pick, I would choose to return to DeNA. The manager, players, interpreter, and fans treated me well. The fans in Japan are the best." Source: Nikkan Sports 10/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

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[2/16/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.17, 2014 @ 6:11 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/16 301 Set personal high for number of pitches in a session for camp this year.  Daily Sports 2/16/2014

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Quick Notes

  • 2nd round draft pick Shingo Hirata is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game against Nippon Ham on the 23rd.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/16/2014
  • Daisuke Miura has thrown 1,973 pitches in sixteen days during spring camp.  Source: Sponichi 2/16/2014
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[2/14/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.15, 2014 @ 1:11 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Hisanori Takahashi BP 2/14 64 Faced Aarom Baldiris and Tony Blanco; allowed 12 could-be hits, including five over the fence (four to Blanco).  Daily Sports 2/14/2014, Daily Sports 2/14/2014
Hisanori Takahashi Bullpen 2/14 131 Preparing for season as a starter and watched to stretch himself out.  Sports Hochi 2/14/2014
Daisuke Miura BP 2/14 67 Faced two hitters, allowed 13 could-be hits.  Daily Sports 2/14/2014

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  • Daisuke Miura threw 1,330 pitches between the first day of camp and Thursday (February 13).  Source: Sanspo 2/14/2014
  • Kiyoshi Nakahata would like to bat Yoshitomo Tsutsugo fifth.  Isao Harimoto thinks that could work if he does not suffer any setbacks in his development.  Source: Sponichi 2/14/2014
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[2/13/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.14, 2014 @ 12:13 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/13 200 Set personal high for pitches in a session during camp this year.  Daily Sports 2/13/2014
Kazuki Mishima Bullpen 2/13 90 Or 86 according to Sanspo; had someone stand in the batter's box toward the end and kept track of balls and strikes; about thirty percent were curves.  Nikkan Sports 2/13/2014, Sanspo 2/13/2014

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[2/10/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.11, 2014 @ 1:33 am, under NPB
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Name Date Swings Notes
Tony Blanco 2/8 42 Fourteen over the fence.  Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Guillermo Moscoso Bullpen 2/10 78 Including curve, slider, and change.  Sponichi 2/10/2014
Hisanori Takahashi Bullpen 2/9 123 Daily Sports 2/10/2014
Shun Yamaguchi BP 2/9 50 Faced Hiroyuki Shirasaki and Tomo Otosaka; allowed six could-be hits, including three over the fence.  Sponichi 2/9/2014
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/9 151 Has thrown 957 pitches over the first eight days of camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/10/2014
Yujo Kitagata BP 2/8 44 Faced Hiroyuki Shirasaki and Nexen's Jung-Ho Kang, allowed four could-be hits; twenty-two pitches went for balls.  Sponichi 2/9/2014, Sports Hochi 2/9/2014

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  • Workouts were held indoors for the third time during the second block of camp because of rain.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/10/2014
  • Tony Blanco has been using a Wladimir Balentien model bat from Old Hickory during camp (eight-six centimeters long, 880-900 grams).  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014
  • Hisanori Takahashi received a DVD of footage of seven to eight everyday players from each of the five teams in the Central League.  He is scheduled to toss batting practice during the third block of camp.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2014

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Daisuke Miura did not toss a bullpen session on Monday.  It was the first time he did not toss a session during camp this year (not including team off-days).  He is planning to throw on Tuesday.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/10/2014

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[2/8/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.09, 2014 @ 12:34 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/8 133 Including curve, slider, shuto, fork.  Sports Hochi 2/8/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Kazuki Mishima BP 2/8 55 Allowed eleven could-be hits; second outing as batting practice pitcher during camp.  Sponichi 2/8/2014
Kazuki Mishima Bullpen 2/8 80 Sponichi 2/8/2014
Yasutomo Kubo Bullpen 2/7 120 Including the slider, change, curve, fork.  Sanspo 2/7/2014, Sponichi 2/7/2014
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/7 150 Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
Yuta Kakita BP 2/7 47 Faced Hiroyuki Shirasaki and Nexen's Jung-Ho Kang; allowed ten could-be hits.  Sports Hochi 2/7/2014, Sports Hochi 2/8/2014
Shingo Hirata BP 2/7 41 Faced two hitters; allowed three could-be hits.  Kanaloco 2/8/2014
Tomoya Mikami BP 2/7 49 Faced Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Shuto Takajo; allowed eight could-be hits.  Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014

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Quick Notes

  • Daisuke Miura threw 524 pitches during the first block of spring camp (five days).  Two days into the second block of camp, he has already thrown 283.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Kakita, 2nd round draft pick Shingo Hirata, and 4th round draft pick Tomoya Mikami are scheduled to pitch in a pratice game against Nippon Ham on the 15th.  Source: Sports Hochi 2/8/2014Nikkan Sports 2/8/2014

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Takayuki Kajitani took batting practice on Saturday for the first time in three months (coming back from left hand surgery in December 2013).  The last time he faced a live arm was during fall camp in November.

Source: Sponichi 2/8/2014

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[2/4/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.05, 2014 @ 3:05 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Yasutomo Kubo Bullpen 2/4 65 Sports Hochi 2/4/2014
Daisuke Miura Bullpen 2/3 120 Third session in as many days, first session over 100 pitches.  Sanspo 2/4/2014

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Coach Toshifumi Baba started hitting grounders to Noriharu Yamazaki after general workouts on Tuesday. Kiyoshi Nakahata was feeding baseballs to Baba, but soon stepped in and spent about fifteen minutes hitting baseballs to Yamazaki.

Source: Daily Sports 2/4/2014, Sponichi 2/4/2014

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Daisuke Miura hit grounders to Hisanori Takahashi, Shun Yamaguchi, and 1st round draft pick Yuta Kakita for about twenty minutes on Monday.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2014

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[2/2/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 2:32 am, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • Daisuke Miura - eighty pitches; second session in as many days; had people stand in the batter's box during the session
  • Kazuki Mishima - 125 pitches
  • Shoichi Ino - 116 pitches
  • Yasutomo Kubo - fifty-one pitches; all fastballs

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014, Daily Sports 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Kazuki Mishima - eighty-two pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Daisuke Miura and Kiyoshi Nakahata canceled their morning walk on Sunday because of the rain.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/2/2014

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Nakahata spent about twenty minutes hitting 130 baseballs to Tony Blanco, Aarom Baldiris, Hitoshi Tamura, and Tatsuhiko Kinjo during workouts on Saturday.  He started off telling the foreign players to avoid diving after balls, but after a while, things started heating up (so much that he forgot he had surgery on his neck on January 8) and he shouted fielding drills would not end until he started seeing nice plays.

FYI: Nakahata was asked not to hit grounders during spring camp because the front office and training staff was concerned about injuries.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014, Sponichi 2/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Yasutomo Kubo is planning to work on his breaking pitches when he faces live hitters, not during bullpen sessions.

Source: Daily Sports 2/2/2014

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Takayuki Kajitani is planning to take live batting practice during the second block of spring camp.  He is currently able to swing the bat at full strength against pitching machines.

Source: Sanspo 2/2/2014

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[2/1/2014] Yokohama Bay Stars News and Notes

by on Feb.02, 2014 @ 2:51 am, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 1

  • Daisuke Miura - sixty-three pitches
  • Hisanori Takahashi - forty-seven pitches; mostly fastballs; with an umpire calling balls and strikes
  • Yasutomo Kubo - fifty-three pitches
  • 2nd round draft pick Shingo Hirata - sixty pitches

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014, Daily Sports 2/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014, Sanspo 2/1/2014, Sponichi 2/1/2014

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Daisuke Miura left the hotel at 6:15am on Saturday for his morning walk (about thirty minutes).  He plans to hold similar walks everyday during spring camp (not including off-days).

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2014

Miura stayed back in the bullpen after his session to watch other pitchers.  During pre-practice shout-outs, he said he wanted to win one more championship before retiring and asked for everyone's cooperation.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Team owner Makoto Haruta was at the first day of spring camp on Saturday.

Source: Sanpo 2/1/2014

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Takayuki Kajitani is still making his way back from a surgery he had in December last year to correct a blood circulation problem in his left index finger.  He will most likely take things slow during the first block of spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 2/1/2014

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Kiyoshi Nakahata is planning to wear sunglasses during spring camp this year to keep the sunlight out of his eyes.  But there is also a secondary reason: he does not want players to know where he is looking during workouts.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/1/2014

Nakahata left the hotel at 8:30am on Saturday and spent about twenty minutes walking near the water.

Source: Sponichi 2/1/2014

Nakahata hit grounders to a number of players, including Tony Blanco, during workouts on Saturday.

Source: Sanspo 2/1/2014

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[7/24/2014] Milestones: Miura 3,000 innings; C. Kaneko 1,000 innings; Iguchi 1,500 hits

by on Jul.24, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Daisuke Miura (Yokohama) became the twenty-seventh pitcher in NPB history (second in franchise history) to reach the 3,000 innings pitched milestone today after recording two outs in the 6th inning of tonight's game against the Chunichi Dragons.

Miura (thirty-nine years and six months) and Chunichi starter Masahiro Yamamoto (forty-seven years and eleven months) set the CL record for starting pitchers with the oldest combined age at eighty-seven years and five months.  The NPB record of ninety-six years and eleven months was set by Shinji Hamazaki (forty-eight years and ten months) and Yoshio Yuasa (forty-eight years and one month) in 1950.

Source: Jiji Press 7/24/2013Daily Sports 7/24/2013, Sponichi 7/25/2013

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Chihiro Kaneko (Orix) logged his 1,000th career inning after getting the first out in the third inning of tonight's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He is the 335th pitcher in NPB history to reach the milestone.

Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2013

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Tadahito Iguchi (Lotte) entered today's game against the Seibu Lions with 1,499 career NPB hits.  He notched his 1,500th hit in his first trip to the plate in the 1st inning -- single to center off Ken Togame.  He collected two more hits in the game and is now just four hits away from 2,000 NPB (1,502) + MLB hits (494).

Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2013

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