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[3/23/2016] Hiroshima Carp 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
11 P 福井 優也 Fukui, Yuya
15 P 黒田 博樹 Kuroda, Hiroki
16 P 今村 猛 Imamura, Takeru
19 P 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke
21 P 中﨑 翔太 Nakazaki, Shota
29 P 江草 仁貴 Egusa, Hirotaka
34 P 中田 廉 Nakata, Ren
42 P K.ジョンソン Johnson, Kris
47 P 小野 淳平 Ono, Jumpei
57 P 仲尾次 オスカル Nakaoshi, Oscar
58 P J.ジャクソン Jackson, Jay
27 C 會澤 翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa
31 C 石原 慶幸 Ishihara, Yoshiyuki
61 C 磯村 嘉孝 Isomura, Yoshitaka
2 INF 田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke
4 INF 小窪 哲也 Kokubo, Tetsuya
5 INF H.ルナ Luna, Hector
25 INF 新井 貴浩 Arai, Takahiro
33 INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke
52 INF 庄司 隼人 Shoji, Hayato
55 INF B.エルドレッド Eldred, Brad
60 INF 安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro
63 INF 西川 龍馬 Nishikawa, Ryoma
9 OF 丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro
35 OF 下水流 昂 Shimozuru, Ko
37 OF 野間 峻祥 Noma, Takayoshi
44 OF 松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei
49 OF 天谷 宗一郎 Amaya, Soichiro

28 players

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[3/12/2016] Hiroshima signs Alejandro Mejia to an Ikusei contract

by on Mar.12, 2016 @ 7:27 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed twenty-three-year-old infielder Alejandro Mejia to an Ikusei contract and assigned him te uniform number 146. According to reports by the media, the two sides agreed to a contract worth an estimated 2.34 million yen with a one million yen signing bonus.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 3/12/2016

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[3/9/2016] Hiroshima signs Xavier Batista to an Ikusei contract

by on Mar.10, 2016 @ 1:05 am, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp announced on March 9 that they signed twenty-four-year-old infielder Xavier Batista out of Carp Academy to an Ikusei contract and assigned him the uniform number 145. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a deal worth 2,346,480 yen with a one million yen signing bonus.

Source: official announcement, Chunichi Sports 3/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 3/9/2016

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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

[3/2/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp

by on Mar.03, 2016 @ 1:59 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • Jingu Stadium spent about four million yen to install air conditioning units in the bullpen waiting areas on the first and third base sides. Source: Sponichi 3/2/2016

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers prayed for a successful season at Nishinomiya Shrine on March 2. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016
  • Pitching coach Isao Koda would like Kyuji Fujikawa to be at around six innings and eighty pitches by the start of the regular season. Source: Sanspo 3/2/2016
  • The organization might be willing to send the team overseas for spring camp next year, but only if they win a championship. Possible locations include Florida, Arizona, and Hawaii. Source: Sponichi 3/2/2016
  • Sanspo Tigers' Promise: If the Ni-gun team makes the Sanspo front page three times during the season, Masayuki Kakefu will get a one-year supply of Aojiru (a type of vegetable drink). If the Ni-gun team fails to make the front page three times, Kakefu will give one Sanspo reader a game-worn autographed uniform. Source: Sanspo 3/2/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kris Johnson is set to get the opening day start on March 25 against Yokohama. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016, Sponichi 3/2/2016, Daily Sports 3/2/2016
  • Hiroki Kuroda tossed batting practice at Mazda Stadium on March 2. He pitched three innings, faced fourteen hitters (combination of Batista, Mejia, and Naoki Nakahigashi), threw fifty pitches (four hitters and fifteen pitches; five hitters and ninteen pitches; five hitters and sixteen pitches), allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016
  • The players wamted a harder field at Mazda Stadium because things would often get messy when it rained. Grounds crew spent about a year testing different mixtures of dirt and sand. They discovered an effective combination and the entire field was redone during the off-season. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/2/2016