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Yakult Senryokugai: Kato, Onodera, Ichiba, Watanabe, Kinoshita, Fukukawa

by on Oct.02, 2012 @ 5:03 pm, under NPB
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The Swallows announced today that they will not be signing the following seven players to contacts for the 2013 season:

Pos Player JPN Player ENG Age Status
P 加藤 幹典 Kato, Mikinori 27 Intention to Retire
P 小野寺 力 Onodera, Chikara 31 Intention to Retire
P 一場 靖弘 Ichiba, Yasuhiro 30 Would like to continue playing
P 渡辺 恒樹 Watanabe, Koki 34 Undecided
P 山岸  穣 Yamagishi, Minoru 30 Intention to Retire
P 木下 達生 Kinoshita, Tatsuo 25 Undecided
C 福川 将和 Fukukawa, Masakazu 35 Intention to Retire

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 10/2/2012

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UPDATE 10/3 @ 11:31am - Slightly different information on what a few of a the players are planning to do.  Onodera is looking to continue playing and  Kato is undecided.  Fukukawa is retiring and could be offered a job with the Swallows.  Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2012

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Yakult Swallows Spring Camp News and Notes: February 17, 2011

by on Feb.17, 2011 @ 7:44 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Today's practice game against the Samsung Lions:

Game was called partway through the 6th due to rain with Samsung holding a 1-0 lead against the Swallows.

Yoshinori Sato gave up a run on 2 hits and three walks over 2 innings of work.  He also threw his new two-seamer about 15 times.

Norichika Aoki started in center and batted 1st.  He went 1-for-2 with a stolen base.

The entire offense managed only 3 hits.

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Koki Watanabe was diagnosed with a mild strain in his right flank and will be out 1-2 weeks.  Watanabe suffered the injury during practice on the 15th.  Watanabe will be sent down to Ni-gun camp for rehab.

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The media learned yesterday that group of people living in Kuroshio, Kochi is planning on setting up a private support group for Masanori Ishikawa.  The group will attend games in places like Matsuyama, Ehime and at Koshien and cheer for Ishikawa.

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Swallows to send Yuya Kamada to Eagles in exchange for Koki Watanabe

by on Jun.14, 2010 @ 5:38 pm, under NPB
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6/16/2010 4:32pm JST

The Eagles held a press conference for Kamada today.  They assigned him the number 34.

The Swallows also held a press conference today in order to announce the addition of Watanabe.  They assigned him the number 48.

6/14/2010 5:38pm JST

It seems the Yakult Swallows and Rakuten Eagles have agreed upon a trade that will send 31-year-old pitcher Yuya Kamada from the Swallows to the Eagles in exchange for 32-year-old pitcher Koki Watanabe.

The Swallows were looking for a left-handed reliever, while the Eagles were looking for a right-handed arm that could spot-start and also provide some innings out of the bullpen.

Yuya Kamada

Year Tm G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2001 YAK 8 1 0 0 0 0 63 15.1 12 0 7 0 9 0 0 1 1 0.59 1.24
2002 YAK 11 3 2 0 0 0 212 50.0 46 4 14 2 31 6 0 22 21 3.78 1.20
2003 YAK 30 6 7 0 2 2 462 115.0 104 11 25 2 83 1 1 43 41 3.21 1.12
2004 YAK 16 1 3 0 0 0 297 64.2 82 13 23 1 44 2 0 47 45 6.26 1.62
2006 YAK 13 3 1 0 0 0 137 32.0 33 4 8 0 31 1 0 18 18 5.06 1.28
2007 YAK 22 0 1 0 0 0 130 31.0 27 1 11 0 17 2 0 5 4 1.16 1.23
2008 YAK 16 0 2 0 0 0 103 21.0 33 5 8 1 19 0 0 16 16 6.86 1.95
2009 YAK 9 0 1 0 0 0 47 12.0 8 2 4 0 10 0 0 7 7 5.25 1.00
Totals 125 14 17 0 2 2 1451 341.0 345 40 100 6 244 12 1 159 153 4.04 1.30

Koki Watanabe

Year Tm G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2005 RAK 17 1 2 0 0 0 110 28.0 19 1 12 0 23 4 0 7 6 1.93 1.11
2006 RAK 15 0 0 0 0 0 77 17.2 20 3 6 0 8 1 0 7 6 3.06 1.47
2007 RAK 65 3 4 0 0 0 204 45.0 45 2 18 6 33 3 0 21 17 3.40 1.40
2008 RAK 14 0 2 0 0 0 34 6.2 9 1 7 0 3 0 0 7 7 9.45 2.40
2009 RAK 4 0 0 0 0 0 23 3.2 11 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 14.73 3.00
Totals 115 4 8 0 0 0 448 101.0 104 9 43 7 68 8 0 48 42 3.74 1.46
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