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[10/29/2014] Rumors: Takahiro Mahara (Orix), Eishin Soyogi (Hiroshima)

by on Oct.30, 2014 @ 2:34 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Eishin Soyogi earned his domestic FA option this year. He met with team officials at Mazda Stadium on Tuesday for the second time this off-season. He was reportedly offered a one-year deal worth 110 million yen. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014 ... He may have been offered a two-year deal worth 200 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2014 ... Soyogi may have been offered a one-year deal and a multi-year. He still has things on his mind and would like to meet team officials at least one more time. He will most likely be an A rank player and will require compensation if signed by another team. Source: Daily Sports 10/29/2014

Yakult Swallows

Rakuten Eagles

Seibu Lions

  • Ginjiro Sumitani told reporters he met with team officials on the 27th for the second time this off-season. He may have been offered a one-year deal instead of multiple years. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Takahiro Mahara has decided not to exercise his FA option and will remain with Orix. He met with the Buffaloes on Tuesday and agreed to sign a contract for the 2015 season. Source: Daily Sports 10/29/2014

[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] Hiroshima Carp: Fall camp roster

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 10:35 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp released their roster for fall camp.

Fall camp in Nichinan between November 1 and 21. Players will have the day off on November 5,11, and 16.

Pos Player JPN Player ENG
P 福井 優也 Fukui, Yuya
P 九里 亜蓮 Kuri, Allen
P 大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi
P 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta
P 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke
P 篠田 純平 Shinoda, Jumpei
P 中村 恭平 Nakamura, Kyohei
P 岩見 優輝 Iwami, Yuki
P 一岡 竜司 Ichioka, Ryuji
P 中田 廉 Nakata, Ren
P 小野 淳平 Ono, Jumpei
P 西原 圭大 Nishihara, Keita
P 中崎 翔太 Nakazaki, Shota
P 今井 啓介 Imai, Keisuke
P 中村 祐太 Nakamura, Yuta
P 辻 空 Tsuji, Sora
P デ ヘスス Danilo DeJesus Araujo
C 白濱 裕太 Shirahama, Yuta
C 磯村 嘉孝 Isomura, Yoshitaka
C 會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa
C 中村 亘佑 Nakamura, Kosuke
INF 上本 崇司 Uemoto, Takashi
INF 小窪 哲也 Kokubo, Tetsuya
INF 堂林 翔太 Dobayashi, Shota
INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke
INF 庄司 隼人 Shoji, Hayato
INF 美間 優槻 Mima, Yuki
INF 安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro
INF 田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke
OF 中東 直己 Nakahigashi, Naoki
OF 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro
OF 岩本 貴裕 Iwamoto, Takahiro
OF 高橋 大樹 Takahashi, Hiroki
OF 下水流 昂 Shimozuru, Ko
OF 松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei
OF 赤松 真人 Akamatsu, Masato
OF 土生 翔平 Habu, Shohei
OF 天谷 宗一郎 Amaya, Soichiro
OF 鈴木 将光 Suzuki, Masamitsu
OF ロサリオ Rosario, Rainel
OF 中村 憲 Nakamura, Ken
OF 森下 宗 Morishita, Tsukasa


Source: official announcement

[10/29/2014] Hiroshima Carp 2015 Coaching Staff

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 6:56 pm, under NPB
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Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 79 緒方 孝市 Ogata, Koichi 45
General Coach 85 永田 利則 Nagata, Toshinori 53
Fielding/Base Coach 75 石井 琢朗 Ishii, Takuro 44
Fielding/Base Coach 90 玉木 朋孝 Tamaki, Tomotaka 39
Hitting Coach 81 新井 宏昌 Arai, Hiromasa 62
Hitting Coach Assistant 91 迎 祐一郎 Mukae, Yuichiro 32
Pitching Coach 78 畝 龍実 Une, Tatsumi 50
Pitching Coach 73 小林 幹英 Kobayashi, Kanei 40
Battery Coach 84 植田 幸弘 Ueda, Yukihiro 50

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Manager 71 高 信二 Ko, Shinji 47
Fielding/Base Coach 80 山田 和利 Yamada, Kazutoshi 49
Fielding/Base Coach 92 森笠 繁 Morikasa, Shigeru 38
Hitting Coach 83 朝山 東洋 Asayama, Toyo 38
Pitching Coach 88 佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji 47
Pitching Coach 87 澤崎 俊和 Sawazaki, Toshikazu 40
Battery Coach 89 水本 勝己 Mizumoto, Katsumi 46
Player/Position Player Coach 2 東出 輝裕 Higashide, Akihiro 34

San-gun Coaching Staff

Position Uni Name JPN Name ENG Age
Supervising Coach 82 浅井 樹 Asai, Itsuki 42
Pitching Coach 86 菊地原 毅 Kikuchihara, Tsuyoshi 39
Pitching Coach
93 青木 勇人 Aoki, Hayato 37


Source: official announcement

[10/29/2014] Hiroshima Carp reaches agreement with Kris Johnson

by on Oct.29, 2014 @ 6:44 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced today that it reached a contract agreement with Kris Johnson (30). He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.

According to reports, he agreed to a one-year deal worth at estimated seventy million yen plus incentives and a signing bonus of thirty million yen.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 10/29/2014

[UPDATE 10/30 @ 4:10pm]

The deal is reportedly worth 700,000 US dollars plus incentives with a 300,000 US dollars signing bonus.

Source: Sponichi 10/30/2014


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[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

Hiroshima Carp Senryokugai – October 28, 2014

by on Oct.28, 2014 @ 4:08 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced that they will not be offering the following players contracts for the 2015 season:

  • Hisamoto, Yuichi P (36)
  • Umetsu, Tomohiro P (31)
  • Uemura, Kazuhiro C (31)
  • Matsumoto, Takaaki INF (30)
  • Mukae, Yuichiro OF (32)

Matsumoto and Mukae are planning to retire. Hiroshima offered Mukae a job as an assistant coach and Matsumoto a job on the staff. Umetsu wants to play next season and is planning to participate in twelve-team tryouts. Hisamoto is slated to have surgery on his left elbow on November 26. Hiroshima is expected to offer him to an Ikusei contract. Uemura is undecided.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/28/2014

[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

[10/25/2014] 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

[10/25/2014] Hiroshima Carp come to terms with infielder Jesus Guzman

by on Oct.25, 2014 @ 4:15 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they came to terms with thirty-year-old infielder Jesus Guzman.

According to various news reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 100 million yen plus incentives with a signing bonus of 36.5 million yen. A uniform number has not yet been assigned to Guzman. A team official told reporters the organization had been following Guzman for about three years.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 10/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 10/25/2014

[UPDATE 10/26 @ 7:05pm]

Sponichi notes that the contract is worth an estimated one million US dollars plus incentives with a signing bonus of 365,000 dollars.

Source: Sponichi 10/26/2014


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