The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they reached an agreement that will send thirty-one-year-old pitcher Yoshiaki Fujioka to Yokohama for cash. Uniform and press conference information will be released at a later date.
Tag: Player Trade
The Chunichi Dragons and Softbank Hawks announced that they agreed to trade that will send Shota Oba (30) to Chunichi for money.
The Hawks released the following statement from Oba:
I am grateful to all the fans that cheered for me over the last eight years. I feel bad that I could not do better for those that supported me. I love Fukuoka and the Hawks, and I will do my best to show my appreciation by doing well with the Dragons. Thank you very much.
[UPDATE 11/4 @ 9:43pm]
The Dragons held a press conference for Oba at Nagoya Stadium on November 4.
Source: official announcement
The media learned on June 9 that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters were working on a trade involving four players. According to people with knowledge of the negotiations, the Giants' are planning to send thirty-four-year-old outfielder Kenji Yano and twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Hideki Sunaga to the Fighters for thirty-one-year-old pitcher Toshiyuki Yanuki and twenty-six-year-old outfielder Atsushi Kita. The trade should fill needs for both teams -- Nippon Ham was looking for a right-handed bat and Yomiuri wanted to bolster their bullpen. The two sides could make an official announcement later today.
[UPDATE @ 7:14pm]
The Fighters and Giants announced that they finalized a trade. Yomiuri will send Yano and Sunaga head to Nippon Ham for Yanuki and Kita. Both teams also announced uniform numbers for the players.
- Yanuki - 48
- Kita - 66
- Sunaga - 33
- Yano 37
The Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes announced that they finalized a one-for-one trade on Friday. Hanshin will send Hirokazu Shiranita (29) to Orix for Kentaro Kuwahara (29).
The Orix Buffaloes and Chunichi Dragons have reportedly agreed on a trade that will send Taiki Mitsumata (22) to Chunichi for Kyohei Iwasaki (28). Both sides are expected to make official announcements later today.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2014
[UPDATE @ 3:49pm]
The Dragons have posted an announcement of the trade.
[UPDATE @ 5:02pm]
The Buffaloes have also posted an announcement of the trade.
The Yakult Swallows and Softbank Hawks announced today that they agreed to a two-for-two trade. The Swallows will send pitcher Ryo Hidaka (24) and infielder Keizo Kawashima (30) to the Hawks for pitchers Nagisa Arakaki (34) and Hirofumi Yamanaka (28).
The Chunichi Dragons announced that they agreed to send money to the Seibu Lions for Shingo Takeyama. He has been assigned the number forty-nine. The Dragons are planning to hold a press conference to introduce Takeyama within the next few days.
[UPDATE 5/3 @ 6:36pm]
The Dragons held a press conference for Takeyama at Nagoya Dome on Saturday.
Source: official anouncement
The Yakult Swallows and Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they agreed to a trade that will send Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi (25) to Hokkaido for Takahiro Imanami (29). The trade will give the Swallows a little more depth in the infield and the Fighters another arm in the bullpen.
The Rakuten Eagles and Orix Buffaloes agreed to a trade that will send thirty-five-year-old infielder Mitsutaka Goto to Sendai for thirty-year-old outfielder Teppei. An announcement of the deal is expected later today.
The Eagles were looking for more infield depth with the departure of Casey McGehee and Teppei became expendable with the growth shown by a number of younger players this season. Goto had two bad seasons in a row for the Buffaloes and was effectively pushed to the back of the queue. Both teams felt a change of scenery could do the players some good.
The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they acquired twenty-eight-year-old catcher Tomoya Ichikawa in a trade with the Yomiuri Giants. There is no mention of a player heading to the Giants, which means this is most likely a trade involving money.