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[3/23/2016] Hanshin Tigers 2016 Opening Day Roster

by on Mar.24, 2016 @ 11:17 am, under NPB, Roster Updates
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Uni Pos Name JPN Name ENG
13 P 榎田 大樹 Enokida, Daiki
14 P 能見 篤史 Nomi, Atsushi
18 P 藤川 球児 Fujikawa, Kyuji
26 P 歳内 宏明 Saiuchi, Hiroaki
28 P 福原 忍 Fukuhara, Shinobu
34 P 高宮 和也 Takamiya, Kazuya
38 P M.マテオ Mateo, Marcos
41 P 髙橋 聡文 Takahashi, Akifumi
46 P 鶴 直人 Tsuru, Naoto
54 P R.メッセンジャー Messenger, Randy
44 C 梅野 隆太郎 Umeno, Ryutaro
57 C 岡﨑 太一 Okazaki, Taichi
1 INF 鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi
2 INF 北條 史也 Hojo, Fumiya
4 INF 上本 博紀 Uemoto, Hiroki
5 INF M.ゴメス Gomez, Mauro
7 INF 西岡 剛 Nishioka, Tsuyoshi
36 INF M.ヘイグ Hague, Matt
49 INF 今成 亮太 Imanari, Ryota
58 INF 荒木 郁也 Araki, Fumiya
0 OF 大和 Maeda, Yamato
8 OF 福留 孝介 Fukudome, Kosuke
9 OF 髙山 俊 Takayama, Shun
24 OF 横田 慎太郎 Yokota, Shintaro
25 OF 江越 大賀 Egoshi, Taiga
65 OF 緒方 凌介 Ogata, Ryosuke
99 OF 狩野 恵輔 Kano, Keisuke

27 players

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[3/24/2016] Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.24, 2016 @ 3:20 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 23. He gave up five runs on nine hits (including a three-run home run to Tomo Otosaka) over six innings of work. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • The Swallows are planning to go with Logan Ondrusek as their closer. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers visited Hirota Shrine in Nishinomiya on March 23 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Shintaro Fujinami pitched three shutout innings in relief against the Shikoku Island League's Kagawa Olive Guyners on March 23. He gave up a hit and walked/hit three. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2016
  • Kosuke Fukudome will be the primary clean-up hitter for the time being. If he falters, Mauro Gomez will get a shot. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2016
  • Takumi Akiyama and Yuta Iwasada are competing for the sixth spot in the starting rotation. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • Yuto Morikoshi (27) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Mie on March 18. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • Former Tiger Taiyo Fujita joined the Roki Techno Baseball Club (Industrial League). He started an exhibition game against Fuji University on March 21 and tossed two shutout innings and allowed two hits. He topped out at 138km/h and struck out three. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Bradin Hagens and Jason Pridie will start the season at Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Yusuke Nomura started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 22. He gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/22/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons visited Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya on March 23 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Dayan Viciedo returned to Japan on March 20. He played in team's last exhibition game of the year on March 21 against Lotte. He is scheduled to play in two Ni-gun games against Hiroshima (March 22 and 22) before opening day. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/21/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • First round draft pick Shota Imanaga started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 23 and tossed three shutout innings. He threw forty-eight pitches and allowed one hit. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
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[3/20/2016] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.21, 2016 @ 4:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants switched the outfield lights to LED. The inner lights will also swapped to LED. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ikusei Shinta Hifumi will be sent to the BC League's Ishikawa Million Stars from early April until late June. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takahiro Arai blasted a pinch-hit, come-from-behind grand slam against Softbank on March 19. He became the first player to record: a pinch-hit grand slam during an exhibition game since Hitoshi Tamura against Lotte on March 14, 2013; a pinch-hit, come-from-behind grand slam during an exhibition game since Jun Inoue against Kintetsu on March 6, 1993. Arai has hit twenty-seven exhibition game home runs. He also has one other exhibition game grand slam: against Hanshin on March 23, 2001. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu on March 18 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2016
  • Parent company DeNA purchased an acuscope for the Bay Stars. Source: Sanspo 3/19/2016
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[3/17/2016] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Mar.18, 2016 @ 3:02 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Fumiya Hojo dropped four kilograms (from eighty down to seventy-six kilograms) since spring camp. Source: Sanspo 3/16/2016
  • Strategy/batter coach Akihiro Yano feels the team can get by with two catchers because they have other players with catching experience, like Ryota Imanari and Keisuke Kano. Source: Daily Sports 3/16/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuya Fukui will most likely start the third game of the season on March 27. After that, he could get starts against Yomiuri on April 3 and Hanshin on April 10. Source: Sanspo 3/16/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons announced that Dayan Viciedo delayed his return to Japan because of a family matter. He is expected to return in time for opening day. Source: Daily Sports 3/16/2016
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[3/15/2016] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.16, 2016 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroya Shimamoto started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 15 and gave up six runs on ten hits over four innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/15/2016

Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

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[3/12/2016] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons

by on Mar.13, 2016 @ 5:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano is scheduled to start this year's opening day game. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016 ... Yoshinobu Takahashi told Sugano about the start on February 28. Soure: Sanspo 3/12/2016
  • First round draft pick Toshiki Sakurai could make his debut on March 27 against Yakult. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami will most likely pitch in three more games before the start of the regular season: exhibition game on March 16 against Lotte, exhibition game on March 21 against Orix, and Ni-gun practice game on March 23 against Kagawa. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016
  • Hanshin developed an online video system players can access over the internet. They no longer have be at the Koshien clubhouse to review film. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/12/2016
  • The Tigers held a one-minute moment of silence for victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake before Ichi-gun practices at Koshien on March 11. Source: Daily Sports 3/11/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima might wait to make a decision on Jay Jackson and Bradin Hagens until their last exhibition game of the year on March 21. Both have pitched well, but there is only room for one. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016
  • The Carp will send Ikusei players Kodai Matsuura and Satoshi Kimura to the Shikoku Island League. They will play for the Ehime Mandarin Pirates from March 16 until the end of the season. Source: official announcement
  • Hector Luna could end up batting clean-up because of his consistency and stability at the plate. Source: Daily Sports 3/10/2016, Sponichi 3/10/2016
  • The Carp received 147 applicantions and selected three students to be their Home Run Girls this season. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Koji Fukutani (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman living in Nagoya on March 3. Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2016
  • Dayan Viciedo returned to the United States on March 11 to be with his expecting wife. He is currently slated to return to Japan on March 16. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/10/2016 ... Viciedo had to reschedule his flight to the evening because he forgot his travel documents. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2016, Daily Sports 3/12/2016
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[3/8/2016] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.09, 2016 @ 2:31 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami will most likely make his first start of the regular season on March 29. He will most likely get a regular diet of Tuesday starts after that: against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on April 5, against Yokohama at Koshien on April 12, against Yakult at Koshien on April 19, against Yomiuri at Koshien on April 26. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016
  • Sanspo Tigers' promise: Marcos Mateo promised to strike out fifteen batters in his first fifteen innings of work. If he comes through with his promise, Sanspo will reward Mateo with clothing for his five children. If he fails, he will treat one female Sanspo reader with a meal. Source: Sanspo 3/8/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima will most likely go with a five main starters in March and April because of the schedule. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Former Dragon Masahiro Yamamoto will join Nippon Hoso's Show Up Nighter as a commentator. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Alex Ramirez revealed his opening day starting line-up on March 8: Hiroyuki Shirasaki (3B), Sho Aranami (CF), Jose Lopez (1B), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF), Jamie Romak (RF), Toshihiko Kuramoto (SS), Hyuma (2B), Yasutaka Tobashira (C), Shun Yamaguchi (SP). Source: Sports Hochi 3/8/2016, Daily Sports 3/8/2016
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[3/7/2016] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Mar.08, 2016 @ 6:04 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Scott Mathieson threw thirty-nine pitches in the bullpen on March 7. He could pitch during an upcoming two-game series against Softbank that begins on March 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/7/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tomoaki Kanemoto has decided to go with Randy Messenger as his opening day starter. Atsushi Nomi and Kyuji Fujikawa will most likely follow Messenger in the opening series rotation. Source: Daily Sports 3/6/2016 ... Kanemoto spoke to Messenger about the opening start on the last day of spring camp (February 29). Source: Daily Sports 3/7/2016, Daily Sports 3/7/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • A number of renovations (over twenty) were made at Nagoya Dome during the off-season. Outfielders welcomed the extra padding added to the outfield walls as part of the improvements. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2016 ... A ball got stuck above a padded door along the outfield fence during an exhibition game at Nagoya Dome against Yakult on March 5. Source: Sponichi 3/5/2016
  • The Dragons held a retirement ceremony for Masahiro Yamamoto on March 5. Yamamoto started the game and faced one hitter: Ryosuke Morioka, struck out swinging on three pitches (114km/h fastball, 109km/h fastball, screwball). He topped out at 114km/h. He was tossed into the air five times by teammates after the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2016, Sponichi 3/5/2016, Chunichi Sports 3/5/2016
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[3/4/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

by on Mar.05, 2016 @ 3:17 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • The first five pitchers in the starting rotation could be: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Masanori Ishikawa, Shohei Tateyama, Kyle Davies, and Toshihiro Sugiura. Source: Sports Hochi 3/4/2016
  • A real estate agency in Tokyo is promising to give away one house to anyone that hits their advertisement at Jingu Stadium. There is a catch: the ad is about 200 meters away from home plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2016

Yomiuri Giants

  • There were discussions about giving Scott Mathieson a shot at the starting rotation this year, but it now seems the Giants want to use him out of the bullpen because they value him more as a reliever. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2016
  • Yoshinobu Takahashi is thinking about using first round draft pick Toshiki Sakurai in the starting rotation at least until Miles Mikolas is ready. Source: Sanspo 3/4/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Nelson Perez went 2-for-3 with three RBI during a Kyoiku League game against Orix on March 3. Source: Sanpso 3/4/2016
  • First round draft pick Shun Takayama tested three bats weighing different amounts (880 grams, 890 grams, and 900 grams) during rookie workouts in January. He narrowed his options down to the 880 gram bat during spring camp. Source: Sponichi 3/3/2016
  • Probable starters for the first two series of the season: against Yomiuri at Kyocera Dome: Randy Messenger, Minoru Iwata, Kyuji Fujikawa; against Yakult at Jingu Stadium: Shintaro Fujinami, Atsushi Nomi, and another pitcher. Source: Sanspo 3/3/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on March 4. He faced twelve hitters, threw thirty-seven pitches, allowed two could-be hits, walked two, and struck out one. He topped out at 141km/h. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/4/2016
  • Masahiro Yamamoto signed a one-day contract with Chunichi and was assigned the uniform number 0. The organization has scheduled a retirement game for Yamamoto on March 5 (vs Yakult at Nagoya Dome). Source: Daily Sports 3/4/2016, Sponichi 3/4/2016 ... He will start the game on March 5 and face one hitter. Source: Sports Hochi 3/4/2016
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