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[1/17/2015] Norichika Aoki, Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Jan.17, 2015 @ 9:06 pm, under MLB
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Norichika Aoki (33) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and Michael Hurcomb:

Heyman Tweet: aoki gets $4M with #SFgiants on 2015 deal plus performance bonuses.

Hurcomb update: [Aoki] will make $4 million, plus performance bonuses. He has a 2016 option, which includes a $700,000 buyout. The max Aoki can make on the deal is $12.5 million.

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The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with Junichi Tazawa (28), from the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo:

... Tazawa agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million.

Tazawa, 28, appeared in 71 games in 2014, the same number he pitched in in 2013. He earned $1.275 million last season.

Source: Boston Globe 1/17/2015

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The Toronto Blue Jays have re-signed Munenori Kawasaki (33) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, from the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy:

... The Jays announced Friday they had signed the beloved, high-energy infielder to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

... Kawasaki will head to spring training as the fifth or sixth man on the Jays' middle-infield depth chart, behind Jose Reyes, Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins, minor-league prospect Devon Travis and perhaps Steve Tolleson.

General manager Alex Anthopoulos, who praised Kawasaki's character and likeability in the clubhouse, said since it's a minor-league deal there's really no downside. No promises were made to Kawasaki regarding playing time and he still has minor-league options, so if he happens to be called up he can be demoted again without being exposed to waivers.

Source: Toronto Star 1/16/2015

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Shunsuke Watanabe (38) and Yusuke Kajimoto (31) could return to the Lancaster Barnstormers this year. From Lancaster Online's Burt Wilson:

... In addition to Burnett, Hobson said Japanese players Yusuke Kajimoto and Shunsuke Watanabe both want to return. Kajimoto's grand slam at Somerset brought the Barnstormers back from the brink of elimination in the first round of the playoffs.

Watanabe, a sidearm pitcher, was 8-2 with a 3.37 ERA in 39 games for the Stormers last season. The right-hander will return to Lancaster if he does not get a job pitching in Mexico, where he played this winter.

Source: lancasteronline 1/14/2015

[9/24/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.25, 2014 @ 1:41 am, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/23 BAL 5
NYY 4
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .285
Batted eighth. L1, 2B9[13], Ks, G6. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/23 KCR 7
CLE 1
RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .284
Batted second. Ks, 2B7[22], L7, G1. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/23 SEA 2
TOR 10
3B-2B 4 1 0 1 0 1 4 .261
Batted fifth. Ks, F8, G4f one RBI[15]-R[29], HBP, G4. Moved from third to second in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/23 TBR 6
BOS 2
1-1 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.86
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with a runner on first, two out, and Boston down 5-1. Got the one batter he faced, Wil Myers, to fly out to left. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/23 NYM 2
WSN 4
4-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.98
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with a runner on third, two out, New York down 4-2. Got the one batter he faced, Wilson Ramos, to strikeout swinging. Nikkan Sports 9/24/2014, Sponichi 9/24/2014

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[9/20/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on Sep.20, 2014 @ 5:12 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
RF 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 .280
Batted ninth. 1B8-R[39], BB, F8. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/19 DET 10
KCR 1
RF-LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Batted second. 1B8, G4, 1B7. Made a nice catch in right in the top of the 1st. Moved from right to left in the top of the 6th. Replaced on defense in the top of the 8th. Fourth straight multi-hit game; seventh multi-hit game in last ten games. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .267
Batted seventh. 1B7, L3, L7, Ks. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 9/19 TOR 3
NYY 5
100-65 27 6.2 7 3 2 0 7 1 3.77
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and New York up 5-3. Recorded the win. (W, 11-9). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/19 BOS 5
BAL 3
9-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.87
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied at three. Picked up the win. (W, 4-3). Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/19 LAD 14
CHC 5
10-5 3 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.25
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Chicago down 14-3. Nikkan Sports 9/20/2014, Sponichi 9/20/2014

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[9/19/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 5:04 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/18 TOR 2
NYY 3
2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Batted sixth. G5, G4, 1B9, G1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/18 LAD 8
CHC 4
80-50 18 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 3.22
Started the game. Left after five full innings with Chicago up 4-1. He was not involved in the final decision. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: Kl, F9. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/18 BOS 2
PIT 3
13-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Boston down 3-1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

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[9/12/2014] Daisuke Matsuzaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki

by on Sep.12, 2014 @ 4:37 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/11 TBR 4
NYY 5
RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .286
Batted sixth. G1, G4, Fo5, 2B8[10]-R[38]. Threw out James Loney at home in the 6th inning, with help from Brian McCann. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/11 BOS 6
KCR 3
RF 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 .267
Batted lead-off. 2B9[19], 1B5, BB, L9, G4. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 9/11 WSH 6
NYM 2
44-26 12 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 4.05
Entered the game in the top of the 4th with a runner on first, no out, and New York down 6-0. Left after the 6th inning with New York down 6-1. (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/11 BOS 6
KCR 3
11-7 4 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and Boston up 4-3. Left after the 8th inning with Boston up 6-3. Nikkan Sports 9/12/2014, Sponichi 9/12/2014

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[9/11/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 8:27 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/10 TBR 5
NYY 8
RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .286
Batted sixth. Ks, G4f, Ks, 2B9[9] one RBI[19]-R[37]. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/10 KCR 3
DET 0
RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .265
Batted lead-off. Kl, FC4, Kl, HBP. Replaced by a pinch-runer in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/10 CHC 1
TOR 11
2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271
Entered the game in the top of the 8th on defense at second base. F9. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/10 HOU 5
SEA 2
79-50 21 4.1 6 4 4 2 6 0 3.11
Started the game. Left in the 5th with runners on first and second, one out, and Seattle down 4-2. Took the loss. (L, 14-7). Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/10 BAL 10
BOS 6
11-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.03
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Boston down 8-1. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014, Sponichi 9/11/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 9/10 CHC 1
TOR 11
26-12 7 0.2 3 3 3 2 2 0 5.73
Entered the game in the bottom 7th with runners on first and second, two out, and Chicago down 4-1. Allowed both inherited runners to score. Allowed the first five batters to reach base before striking out two in a row to end the inning. (IBB 1). Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014Sponichi 9/11/2014

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[9/6/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Tsuyoshi Wada, Hiroyuki Nakajima

by on Sep.06, 2014 @ 3:46 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/5 KCR 1
NYY 0
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281
Batted ninth. G5, G5, G6. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/5 KCR 1
NYY 0
RF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .265
Batted ninth. G6, 1B8 one RBI[34]-CS[6] (second base), G6. Replaced on defense in the bottom of the 6th. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/5 TOR 8
BOS 9
2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Batted ninth. G4, G1. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the top of the 7th. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 9/5 SEA 7
TEX 5
84-61 23 5.1 7 3 3 1 5 0 2.97
Started the game. Left in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on second, one out, and Seattle up 7-2. Runner later came around to score. Got the win. (W, 14-6). Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/5
SUSP
PIT 3
CHC 3
72-42 17 3.1 3 3 2 1 2 0 2.95
Started the game. Left in the top of the 4th (left leg cramp) with a runner on second, one out, and the score tied at two. Runner on second later came around to score. Went 0-for-1 at the plate: F6. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/5 TOR 8
BOS 9
7-6 2 0.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.09
Entered the game in the top of the 10th with the score tied at six. Left after giving up a one-out single to Edwin Encarnacion. Runner later came around to score. Nikkan Sports 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014, Sponichi 9/6/2014

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[9/5/2014] Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.05, 2014 @ 3:54 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .284
Batted ninth. 1B7-R[35], Kl, L8(DP). Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/4 TOR 1
TBR 0
PH-2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .268
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 8th. Remained in the game as the second baseman. Fo5, F7. Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
11-7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.95
Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Boston up 4-3. Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 9/4 BOS 4
NYY 5
16-10 3 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 2 2.64
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 4-3. Surrendered two home runs (Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley) and took the loss. (BS, 5)(L, 6-5). Nikkan Sports 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014, Sponichi 9/5/2014

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[8/28/2014] Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa, Junichi Tazawa

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 5:35 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 8/27 NYY 8
DET 4
RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Entered the game as a defensive replacement for Carlos Beltran in right in the bottom of the 7th. 1B2. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 8/27 MIN 1
KCR 6
RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .264
Batted lead-off. 1B3, G4, F6, 1B7 one RBI[32]-R[55]. Was replaced on defense in the top of the 9th. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 8/27 BOS 2
TOR 5
2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .275
Batted ninth. Kl, G6, SH1. Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 8/27 MRO 2
SAN 1
2B 3 0 1 0 0 0   .264
Batted eighth. L4, F9, 1B7.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 8/27 CAP 0
CRD 8
2B 3 1 1 0 1 2   .228
Batted seventh. Ks, Kl, BB-SB[19] (second base)-R[57], 1B9.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 8/27 BOS 2
TOR 5
19-10 6 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 1 3.05
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with runners on second and third, no out, and Boston up 2-1. Allowed both inherited runners to score on the third pitch he threw to the first batter he faced (Danny Valencia). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Kyuji Fujikawa CHC 8/27 CHC 5
CIN 7
15-10 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.42
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Chicago down 6-2. (HBP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014, Sponichi 8/28/2014
Toru Murata CLE 8/27 COL 9
TOL 4
97-59 26 5.0 8 4 4 3 3 1 5.64
Started the game. Left after five innings with Columbus up 8-4. Got the win. (W, 4-3). (WP 1). Nikkan Sports 8/28/2014

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