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[10/8/2013] Yakult Swallows Senryokugai: Nakane, Matsui, Fujita, Shoda, Mizuta, Kusuki

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 8:45 pm, under NPB
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The Swallows announced today that they will not sign the following players to contracts for the 2014 season: Yuji Nakane (24), Kosuke Matsui (35), Taiyo Fujita (33), Itsuki Shoda (31), Keisuke Mizuta (32), and Yusuke Kusuki (29). Fujita, Shoda, and Mizuta would like to continue playing next season. Nakane, Matsui, and Kusuki are undecided.

Source: official announcement

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[10/7/2013] Rumors: Kenichi Nakata, Chunichi manager, Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers, Nippon Ham Fighters, Softbank Hawks, Orix Buffaloes

by on Oct.08, 2013 @ 1:23 am, under NPB
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Kenichi Nakata

If Kenichi Nakata decides to exercise his FA option, the Softbank Hawks could offer him a three to four-year deal.  The Yakult Swallows and Hanshin Tigers could also get involved.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

The Chunichi Dragons could be preparing to offer Nakata a four-year deal.  They may also be willing to keep their offer on the table while he shops around with other organizations.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

Nikkan Sports notes the Dragons will likely offer a contract with three or more years.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Team owner Bungo Shirai told reporters on Monday he would like to decide on a new manager before the end of the week.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013

Yakult Swallows

According to Sanspo, the Swallows have decided not to offer Itsuki Shoda (31), Taiyo Fujita (33), Kosuke Matsui (35), Keisuke Mizuta (32), and Yusuke Kusuki (29) contracts for the 2014 season.  The five players returned to Tokyo after the Farm Championship on the 6th.  An announcement is expected shortly.

Source: Sanspo 10/8/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers are interested in bringing Matt Murton back next season, especially since he is a proven presence, but they do have a budget they can not go over.

Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2013

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The Tigers' top priority this coming off-season is signing a pitcher that can close.  They are also hoping to land a power hitter that can bat clean-up.

Source: Sanspo 10/7/2013, Sanspo 10/7/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Quotes on FA options:

Shinya Tsuruoka - I would like to negotiate with staying a top priority, but the option is a right that I earned so there are things I still want to think about.

Eiichi Koyano - It would be lie for me to say that I am uninterested in the market, but I will talk to Nippon Ham first.  I owe them that much for what they have to done for me.

Source: Sponichi 10/7/2013

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The Fighters will most likely exercise Michel Abreu's option for the 2014 season.  They are expected to part ways with Brian Wolfe and Justin Thomas.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/7/2013

Softbank Hawks

Wily Mo Pena returned to the US on Monday.  Before leaving, he spoke to reporters and said, "It was a disappointing season.  I got hurt and I could not help the team."  When asked about next season, he expressed a desire to remain with the Hawks.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Dae-Ho Lee spoke to reporters on Monday about next season and said, "I would like to stay with Orix.  I am currently not thinking about playing anywhere else."  Negotiations between Lee and the Buffaloes will continue.

Lee will be taken off the active roster on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/8/2013, Asahi Shimbun 10/8/2013

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Yakult Swallows hold press conference for Mizuta, Shoda, Abe, and Kinoshita

by on Dec.01, 2011 @ 4:37 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows held a press conference today in order to introduce their newest additions: INF Keisuke Mizuta (31), LHP Itsuki Shoda (30), RHP Kenta Abe (27), and RHP Tatsuo Kinoshita (24).

Other information:

Keisuke Mizuta: uniform # -  54 / salary - 9M

Itsuki Shoda: uniform # - 61 / salary - 8M yen

Kenta Abe: uniform # - 58 / salary - 10M yen

Tatsuo Kinoshita: uniform # 62 / salary - 5M yen

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Yakult Swallows sign three players: Mizuta, Abe, and Shoda

by on Nov.24, 2011 @ 10:52 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows announced today that they have agreed to basic terms with 31-year-old Keisuke Mizuta (Chuinchi Dragons senryokugai), 27-year-old Kenta Abe (Hanshin Tigers senryokugai), and and 30-year-old Itsuki Shoda (Niigata Albirex Baseball Club).

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Kenta Abe - 2011 Season

Level Tm G W L SV CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ni-gun HAN 28 0 1 2 0 0 .000 133 30.1 31 1 9 0 2 20 0 0 12 9 2.67

Keisuke Mizuta - 2011 Season

Level Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
Ichi-gun CHU 14 19 15 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 .133 .235 .133
Ni-gun CHU 47 123 100 15 26 3 1 3 40 17 3 1 3 1 18 1 1 26 0 .260 .375 .400

Itsuki Shoda - 2011 Season

Tm G W L Sv CG BF IP NP H HR BB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Niigata 23 3 5 1 0 252 63.0 905 61 3 8 1 45 1 0 27 21 3.00
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Hanshin to send Keisuke Mizuta to Chunichi for Ryota Arai

by on Dec.24, 2010 @ 3:41 pm, under NPB
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1/6/2011 6:30pm JST

The Dragons held a press conference for Mizuta today and was assigned the number 32.

12/28/2010 8:32am JST

It appears Arai's name will be registered as 新井良 and not 新井良太.

12/27/2010 7:29pm JST

The Tigers held a press conference today to announce the addition of Arai.  He was also assigned the number 32 and will be registered as 新井良太 (Arai Ryota).

12/24/2010 3:41pm JST

The Hanshin Tigers and Chunichi Dragons appear to have agreed on a trade that will send 30-year-old INF Keisuke Mizuta to Chunichi for 27-year-old INF Ryota Arai.

Ryota Arai Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 CHU 18 24 23 2 6 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 .261 .292 .348 .639
2007 CHU 29 28 25 5 7 3 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 .280 .357 .400 .757
2008 CHU 24 19 18 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 .167 .211 .167 .377
2009 CHU 8 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 CHU 45 60 59 6 9 0 0 1 12 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 2 .153 .167 .203 .370
Totals 124 137 131 15 25 5 0 1 33 4 1 0 0 0 3 3 36 2 .191 .226 .252 .478

Keisuke Mizuta Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2001 SEI 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2002 SEI 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2003 SEI 6 9 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2004 SEI 18 14 14 3 2 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286 .429
2005 SEI 23 7 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2006 SEI 23 17 15 8 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 .067 .067 .267 .333
2007 SEI 19 13 10 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2008 SEI 17 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 - - - -
2009 HAN 12 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 130 84 72 24 7 0 1 1 12 4 4 1 6 1 4 1 18 0 .097 .154 .167 .323

Senryokugai: Tigers’ Kenta Abe and Keisuke Mizuta

by on Sep.27, 2010 @ 8:34 am, under NPB
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According to Sponichi, it seems the Tigers will officially inform 26-year-old Kenta Abe and 29-year-old Keisuke Mizuta that they are not a part of the team's plans for the 2011 season.

Kenta Abe 2010 Season

Lvl G W L SV CG ShO WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ni-gun 19 1 1 0 0 0 .500 106 24.2 24 3 11 1 0 22 1 0 11 11 4.01
Ichi-gun Did Not Play

Keisuke Mizuta 2010 Season

Lvl G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ni-gun 79 231 190 23 50 11 1 3 72 16 1 6 9 2 26 0 4 41 5 .263 .379 .360
Ichi-gun Did Not Play
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Tigers trade Taiyo Fujita to Lions for Keisuke Mizuta

by on Jul.11, 2009 @ 12:57 am, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers and Seibu Lions announced a trade today that will send 29-year-old pitcher Taiyo Fujita to the Lions in exchange for 28-year-old infielder Keisuke Mizuta.

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Taiyo Fujita
Height: 185cm / Weight: 86kg
Bats: Right / Throws: Right

Year    G   W  L  SV  CG  SHO  BF    IP     H   HR  BB  HB  SO   WP  BK  R   ER  ERA
2009    2   0  0  0   0    0   9      1.1   4   0   1   0   1    0   0   1   1   6.75
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Career  46  5  9  0   1    0   593  137.0  150  22  47  6   100  6   0   72  66  4.34
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Keisuke Mizuta
Height: 175cm / Weight: 70kg
Bats: Right / Throws: Right

Year    G   PA  AB  R   H  2B  3B  HR  TB  RBI  SB  CS  SH  SF  BB  HP  SO  GDP   AVG
2009    6   12  11  2   2  0   0   0   2    0   0   0   0   0   1   0   2    0   .182
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Career 117  79  67  21  7  0   1   1   12   4   2   0   6   1   4   1   17   0   .104

The Lions hope Fujita can help provide some help in the pen while the Tigers are looking for Mizuta to help shore up their infield defense.

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