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[11/4/2013] Yomiuri Giants Senryokugai: Yoshitomo Tani, Takayuki Takaguchi

by on Nov.04, 2013 @ 4:13 pm, under NPB
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The Giants announced that they will not offer Yoshitomo Tani (40) and Takayuki Takaguchi (30) contracts for the 2014 season.  They have also released Ko Takahashi (20).

The Giants are expected to resign Takahashi as an Ikusei player.  Tani still wants to play and will look for opportunities with other teams.

Source: official announcement, Sanspo 11/4/2013, Sanspo 11/4/2013

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Yomiuri Giants: February 26, 2012

by on Feb.27, 2012 @ 1:40 am, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • Ryosuke Miyaguni threw thirty pitches in the bullpen. (Sanspo)  Or forty pitches. (Nikkan Sports)

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Tatsunori Hara spent about an hour working with Taishi Ota on his hitting today.  He also personally threw him ninety-three pitches.

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With the exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines canceled due to the rain, Takayuki Takaguchi ran onto the field, introduced himself as a player that arrived from the Chiba Lotte Marines, and proceeded to run and slide across the tarp on the field.  Kenji Yano and Chiba Lotte Marine Shota Ishimine also joined in.

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Hirokazu Sawamura was scheduled to start Sunday's exhibition game against the Chiba Lotte Marines but the rain out pushed his outing to Monday (practice game vs SK Wyverns).

Ryosuke Miyaguni is also scheduled to pitch on Monday.

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General pitching coach Kazuhisa Kawaguchi told reporters on Saturday that at this point, Shun Tono will likely make the starting rotation.

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Yomiuri Giants: Feburary 4, 2012

by on Feb.04, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Saturday

  • John Bowker faced Jumpei Ono during BP and collected three could-be hits (no homers) on seventeen swings. (Nikkan Sports)

Friday

  • Hisayoshi Chono took fifty-eight swings and hit five over the fence.  Shuichi Murata took sixty swings and hit two over the fence. (Sponichi)

Saturday

  • Scott Mathieson threw forty-one pitches, including his splitter and curve.  He also threw to Shinnosuke Abe for the first time during spring camp. (Sanspo)
  • Shun Tono threw 100 pitches.  It was his third session since the start of spring camp. (Sanspo)

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NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato visited the team today.

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The Giants received 1200kg of rice from JA Akita and 880 serviings of udon noodles from Sato Yosuke Shoten today.

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Masumi Hoshino faced Daisuke Fujimura and Taishi Ota during batting practice today and allowed five could-be hits on fifty-one pitches (mostly fastballs away).  Tatsunori Hara is hoping Hoshino can become an effective option out of the bullpen.

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Takayuki Takaguchi worked out with the Ichi-gun players on Saturday and took fielding practice at both short and second.  He also showed some power during batting practice.

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Takayuki Terauchi participated in the morning walk at Ni-gun today.  Terauchi felt some pain while throwing the ball during fielding practice on Friday but appears to be ok.

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Yuya Kubo (right hip) told reporters this morning that he was able to do some long distance throwing at a max distance of about 100 meters (although without much power since his range of motion is still limited).

On Saturday, Hara told reporters that he was still hopeful Kubo would be ready by opening day and that he still had the lead for the closer role.  When asked about Scott Mathieson, he said, "If I talk about Mathieson too much it might make Kubo worry/rush."

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Hisayoshi Chono has been teaching John Bowker some Japanese.

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Asuka Kuramochi (AKB48) visited the Giants on Friday for an article she is writing for the Shukan AKB48 Group Newspaper.

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Yomiuri Giants: Michihiro Ogasawara, Kazunari Sanematsu, Daijiro Tanaka head to Miyazaki for workouts

by on Jan.13, 2012 @ 10:24 pm, under NPB
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Michihiro Ogasawara, Kazunari Sanematsu, Daijiro Tanaka, and bullpen catcher Jun Mochimatsu headed to Miyazaki out of Haneda Airport today.

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The Giants held a press conference for Takayuki Takaguchi today (compensation for losing Saburo Omatsu to the Chiba Lotte Mairnes).  He was assigned the number 53.

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Yoshinobu Takahashi has been working out at Okinawa Cellular Stadium Naha since Tuesday.  Takahashi had been using a facility in Onna, Okinawa since 2007, but decided to change locations this year.

Said Takahashi, "They have indoor training facilities so I can practice even if it rains.  They also have a pitching machine.  The facilities here are really good so it means there is more I can do."

Daisuke Nakai and Tomoya Inzen are also working out along with Takahashi.  The group will continue to use Cellular Stadium through to 1/20.

The three of them, plus BP pitcher Ryosuke Onuki, took the day off today and played some golf.

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1st round draft pick Ryuya Matsumoto and 3rd round draft pick Ryuji Ichioka visited Shinjuku on their day off on Wednesday.

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Koyano, Yagi, Otsuka, Takaguchi, Tagami workout at Soka Univ

by on Jan.03, 2011 @ 10:50 pm, under NPB
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Eiichi Koyano (HAM), Tomoya Yagi (HAM), Yutaka Otsuka (HAM), Takayuki Takaguchi (LOT), and Kenichi Tagami (HAN) worked out (fielding practice, soft toss, and weight training) at the Soka University training facilities today.  All five players are graduates of Soka University.

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Fighters and Marines finalize 2-for-1 trade

by on Nov.13, 2010 @ 2:11 pm, under NPB
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11/26/2010 2:10pm JST

The Marines assigned the number 36 to Takaguchi and the 28 to Yamamoto.

11/15/2010 8:28pm JST

The Fighters held a press conference for Nemoto today at their Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya.

11/15/2010 6:19pm JST

The Marines held a press conference to introduce Takaguchi and Yamamoto at Chiba Marine Stadium earlier today.

11/14/2010 8:57pm JST

The trade was formally announced by both clubs today: Lotte, Nippon Ham.

11/13/2010 2:11pm JST

The Nippon Ham Fighters and the Chiba Lotte Marines finalized a 2-for-1 trade on Friday that will see the Fighters send 27-year-old infielder Takayuki Takaguchi and 27-year-old Kazunori Yamamoto to the Marines for 24-year-old pitcher Tomohisa Nemoto.  The trade will likely be formally announced tomorrow.

Tomohisa Nemoto

YR TM G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2008 LOT 25 0 3 0 0 0 88 18.2 25 2 10 0 10 3 0 15 14 6.75 1.88
2009 LOT 4 1 0 0 0 0 21 4.1 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 4.15 1.85
2010 LOT 10 0 0 0 0 0 62 14.2 13 0 4 2 10 0 0 5 3 1.84 1.16
Totals 39 1 3 0 0 0 171 37.2 45 2 15 2 22 3 0 22 19 4.54 1.59

Takayuki Takaguchi

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 HAM 3 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .125 .125
2008 HAM 74 192 167 12 36 5 4 0 49 14 1 3 12 0 7 6 49 3 .216 .293 .272 .566
2009 HAM 3 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .000 .000 .286 .286
2010 HAM 84 76 69 12 12 3 0 2 21 5 0 0 5 0 2 0 19 2 .174 .304 .197 .502
Totals 164 283 248 24 48 8 4 2 70 19 1 3 17 0 11 7 72 5 .194 .282 .248 .530

Kazunori Yamamoto

YR TM G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2007 HAM 12 0 1 0 0 0 94 21.1 20 2 12 2 15 0 0 16 16 6.75 1.50
2009 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 2.1 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 2 7.71 1.29
2010 HAM 6 0 0 0 0 0 44 10.0 8 1 8 0 9 0 0 6 6 5.40 1.60
Totals 21 0 1 0 0 0 148 33.2 30 4 21 2 27 1 0 24 24 6.42 1.51

See also:

Lotte, Nippon Ham working on a trade

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