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[12/16/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Kensuke Tanaka

by on Dec.16, 2014 @ 6:21 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-three-year-old infielder Kensuke Tanaka. He has been assigned his old uniform number 3. The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a two-year deal that could be worth a total 300 million yen plus incentives.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/16/2014, Daily Sports 12/16/2014

[UPDATE 12/17 @ 12:13pm]

Tanaka likely agreed to a two-year deal with a club option. The two-year deal could be worth a total 300 million yen plus incentives. The third year could push the value of the total package to 850 million yen (maximum).

Source: Sponichi 12/17/2014

[12/12/2014] Rumors: Takashi Toritani, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Dec.13, 2014 @ 1:31 am, under NPB
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Scott Boras told reporters that there was always a chance Takashi Toritani (33) could return to the Hanshin Tigers next year. The agent also indicated a decision will most likely be made before the end of the year. Source: Sanspo 12/12/2014, Sanspo 12/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/12/2014

Kensuke Tanaka (33) was hoping to return to the United States next year, but did not receive any offers. A number of NPB teams have shown interest, but the infielder is expected to choose the Nippon Ham Fighters. Source: Nikkan Soprts 12/12/2014

The Seibu Lions could find themselves in a position where they might be interested in Yokohama senryokugai Norihiro Nakamura (41). Source: ZakZak 12/12/2014

[10/3/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters could be close to finalizing deal with Kensuke Tanaka

by on Oct.03, 2014 @ 12:45 pm, under NPB
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According to report by Nikkan Sports, a number of NPB teams were interested in Kensuke Tanaka (33), but discussions with the Nippon Ham Fighters have been the most constructive. The two sides have already expressed a desire to work together again and are said to be in the process of finalizing money and other details. An official announcement could come within the next few days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2014

[9/28/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki

by on Sep.28, 2014 @ 5:51 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 9/27 NYY 4
BOS 10
RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 .284
Batted lead-off. F8, G5, 1B5, L8, 1B7. Recorded his twenty-first consecutive NPB (7) + MLB (14) season with at least 100 hits. Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 9/27 KCR 4
CWS 5
RF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .283
Batted second. L8, G4f one RBI[43]-CS[8] (second base), G3, 1B9. Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/27 CHC 1
MIL 2
88-57 23 5.0 8 2 2 1 4 1 3.25
Started the game. Left after five innings with Chicago down 2-1. Took the loss. (L, 4-4). Went 0-for-1 at the plate: Ks, SH3. Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 9/27 NYY 4
BOS 10
50-25 13 1.2 7 7 5 2 2 0 2.77
Started the game. Left in the 2nd with runners on first and third, two out, and New York down 5-0. Both runners he left on base came around to score after his departure. Nikkan Sports 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014, Sponichi 9/28/2014

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[7/21/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Munenori Kawasaki, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Jul.21, 2014 @ 6:23 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/20 CIN 2
NYY 3
RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .285
Batted seventh. G4, G6, 1B8, G3. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Norichika Aoki KCR 7/20 KCR 0
BOS 6
RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .255
Batted ninth. G1, G4, G4. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/20 TEX 6
TOR 9
2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .294
Batted second. 1B6, L4(DP), G3, Kl, 1B8 one RBI[5]. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/20 SAN 6
MRO 5
2B 6 0 1 0 0 1   .260
Batted eighth. F8, K (foul tip), L7, F7, 2B7, G6.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/20 AUG 14
CRD 3
2B 1 0 0 0 2 0   .228
Batted eighth. F8, BB, BB.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/20 CIN 2
NYY 3
99-67 26 6.2 3 1 0 2 6 0 3.88
Started the game. Left in the top of the 7th with two out and New York up 2-1. Did not factor into the final decision. This was his 200th career MLB game. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/20 KCR 0
BOS 6
4-3 1 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.52
Entered the game in the top of the 9th and struck out the one batter he faced. Nikkan Sports 7/21/2014, Sponichi 7/21/2014

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[7/4/2014] Masahiro Tanaka, Ichiro Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on Jul.04, 2014 @ 4:03 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/3 NYY 7
MIN 4
RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .293
Batted seventh. 1B8, G1, BB-R[21], 1B8. Nikkan Sports 7/4/2014, Sponichi 7/4/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/3 TOR 1
OAK 4
2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .242
Batted seventh. BB, BB, L3. Made a nice jumping catch in the bottom of the 2nd. Nikkan Sports 7/4/2014, Sponichi 7/4/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 7/3 RRE 9
NOZ 7
2B 5 1 1 0 0 0   .258
Batted eighth. G6(DP), E3f, 1B9-R[29], F9, F6.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 7/3 NYY 7
MIN 4
85-58 27 7.0 9 4 4 0 3 0 2.27
Started the game. Recorded the win. (W, 12-3). Nikkan Sports 7/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/4/2014, Sponichi 7/4/2014, Sponichi 7/4/2014, MLB.com Highlights, MLB.com Post-Game Interview
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 7/3 OMA 4
IOW 3
50-31 10 2.2 1 2 2 1 4 0 2.66
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Iowa up 3-2. Left the game in the top of the 9th with a runner on first, two out, and the game tied at three. The runner he left on base came around to score. He took a blown save and a loss. (BS, 1). (L, 9-5).

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[7/3/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, Junichi Tazawa

by on Jul.03, 2014 @ 5:00 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/2 TBR 6
NYY 3
CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .286
Batted seventh. G4, BB, L3, G6. Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Sponichi 7/3/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/2 MIL 4
TOR 7
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .246
Batted ninth. Kl, G6 (challenged by Toronto, upheld), G3, Kl. Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Sponichi 7/3/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 7/2 RRE 4
NOZ 2
2B 3 1 1 1 0 1   .260
Batted ninth. 2B8 one RBI[27]-R[28], Ks, F1. Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima OAK 7/2 MRO 5
NWA 6
DH 4 0 0 0 0 1   .267
Batted seventh. Ks, F7, G5f-CS[2] (second base), E6t.
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/2 CRD 4
SAV 7
2B 4 0 1 0 0 3   .220
Batted eighth. Ks, 1B9, Ks, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/2 CHC 16
BOS 9
17-10 4 0.1 3 2 2 0 0 0 2.57
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with runner on first and third, two out, and Boston down 12-6. Allowed both inherited runners to score. Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/3/2014, Sponichi 7/3/2014

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[7/2/2014] Hiroki Kuroda, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hisashi Iwakuma

by on Jul.02, 2014 @ 4:56 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 7/1 TBR 2
NYY 1
PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th as a pinch-runner for Carlos Beltran.
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 7/1 MIL 1
TOR 4
2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .263
Batted eighth. 1B7, L8, G1. Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 7/1 RRE 7
NOZ 8
2B 4 1 1 4 1 0   .259
Batted ninth. bG2, BB-SB[12] (second base), G4f one RBI[23], HR9[4] three RBI[24,25,26], G6. Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 7/1 CRD 8
SAV 9
2B 5 1 1 3 0 2   .219
Batted eighth. Ks, Fo2, E6t, Ks, HR9[3] three RBI[25,26,27].

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hiroki Kuroda NYY 7/1 TBR 2
NYY 1
109-69 34 8.0 9 2 2 1 7 1 4.08
Started the game. Took the loss. (L, 5-6). Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM 7/1 NYM 4
ATL 5
98-56 25 5.0 7 5 5 3 5 0 3.72
Started the game. Took the loss. (L, 3-3). (HBP 1). Went 0-for-1 at the plate: SH2, F8. Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 7/1 SEA 13
HOU 2
83-64 25 6.0 7 1 1 0 7 0 3.33
Started the game. Got the win. (W, 6-4). Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 7/1 CHC 2
BOS 1
18-12 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.08
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with the score tied at one. Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014
Koji Uehara BOS 7/1 CHC 2
BOS 1
20-14 5 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.40
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with the score tied at one. Took the loss when he gave up the game-winning run on a sac fly to Luis Valbuena. (L, 3-2). Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/2/2014, Sponichi 7/2/2014

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[6/28/2014] Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Jun.28, 2014 @ 4:22 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki NYY 6/27 BOS 0
NYY 6
RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .300
Batted eighth. Ks, Fo5, F8, G1. He made a nice catch in the top of the 2nd. Nikkan Sports 6/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/28/2014, Sponichi 6/28/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 6/27 CWS 5
TOR 4
2B 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .271
Batted seventh. 1B9, G6, BB, 1B8-R[9]. Nikkan Sports 6/28/2014, Sponichi 6/28/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 6/27 RRE 8
MRB 7
PH-2B 0 0 0 0 1 0   .259
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Engel Beltre in the top of the 9th. BB. Remained in the game as the second baseman. Sponichi 6/28/2014

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[6/25/2014] Munenori Kawasaki, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kensuke Tanaka

by on Jun.25, 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 6/24 NYY 6
TOR 7
2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .211
Batted ninth. HBP, 1B9-R[6], G6, Ks. Nikkan Sports 6/25/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/25/2014, Sponichi 6/25/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 6/24 FRE 1
RRE 4
DH 3 0 1 0 0 0   .259
Batted ninth. G6, 1B6, G4. Nikkan Sports 6/25/2014
Gosuke Katoh NYY 6/24 G1: SAV1
CRD 6
2B 3 1 2 1 0 0   .207
Batted eighth. 1B9, G6, 2B9[9] one RBI[22]-R[31].
Gosuke Katoh NYY 6/24 G2: SAV 2
CRD 0
2B 2 0 0 0 0 2   .205
Batted eighth. Ks, Ks. Committed a catching error[10] in the top of the 2nd.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 6/24 ALB 2
IOW 6
99-68 23 6.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 2.73
Started the game. Recorded the victory. (W, 8-4). Went 0-for-1 at the plate: G6, SH3. Nikkan Sports 6/25/2014

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