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[6/10/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Nippon Ham Fighters agree to trade

by on Jun.10, 2015 @ 3:40 pm, under NPB
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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.

Source: Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Sponichi 6/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 6/10/2015, Daily Sports 6/10/2015, Chunichi Sports 6/10/2015

[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

Source: Nippon Ham announcement, Yomiuri announcement

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