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[3/23/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars 2016 Opening Day Roster

by on Mar.24, 2016 @ 11:18 am, under NPB, Roster Updates
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Uni Pos Name JPN Name ENG
15 P 井納 翔一 Ino, Shoichi
19 P 山﨑 康晃 Yamasaki, Yasuaki
20 P 須田 幸太 Suda, Kota
27 P 久保 康友 Kubo, Yasutomo
28 P 福地 元春 Fukuchi, Motoharu
35 P 三上 朋也 Mikami, Tomoya
46 P 田中 健二朗 Tanaka, Kenjiro
54 P 小杉 陽太 Kosugi, Yota
56 P 長田 秀一郎 Osada, Shuichiro
9 C 黒羽根 利規 Kurobane, Toshiki
10 C 戸柱 恭孝 Tobashira, Yasutaka
32 C 髙城 俊人 Takajo, Shuto
2 INF J.ロペス Lopez, Jose
5 INF 倉本 寿彦 Kuramoto, Toshihiko
6 INF 白崎 浩之 Shirasaki, Hiroyuki
31 INF 柴田 竜拓 Shibata, Tatsuhiro
36 INF 柳田 殖生 Yanagida, Shigeo
38 INF 山下 幸輝 Yamashita, Koki
40 INF 飛雄馬 Matsui, Hyuma
51 INF 宮﨑 敏郎 Miyazaki, Toshiro
52 INF J.ロマック Romak, James
4 OF 荒波 翔 Aranami, Sho
25 OF 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo
37 OF 桑原 将志 Kuwahara, Masayuki
50 OF 下園 辰哉 Shimozono, Tatsuya
61 OF 松本 啓二朗 Matsumoto, Keijiro

26 players

[3/24/2016] Yakult Swallows, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.24, 2016 @ 3:20 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshihisa Naruse started a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 23. He gave up five runs on nine hits (including a three-run home run to Tomo Otosaka) over six innings of work. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • The Swallows are planning to go with Logan Ondrusek as their closer. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers visited Hirota Shrine in Nishinomiya on March 23 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Shintaro Fujinami pitched three shutout innings in relief against the Shikoku Island League's Kagawa Olive Guyners on March 23. He gave up a hit and walked/hit three. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2016
  • Kosuke Fukudome will be the primary clean-up hitter for the time being. If he falters, Mauro Gomez will get a shot. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2016
  • Takumi Akiyama and Yuta Iwasada are competing for the sixth spot in the starting rotation. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • Yuto Morikoshi (27) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Mie on March 18. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016
  • Former Tiger Taiyo Fujita joined the Roki Techno Baseball Club (Industrial League). He started an exhibition game against Fuji University on March 21 and tossed two shutout innings and allowed two hits. He topped out at 138km/h and struck out three. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Bradin Hagens and Jason Pridie will start the season at Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Yusuke Nomura started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 22. He gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits over eight innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/22/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons visited Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya on March 23 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2016
  • Dayan Viciedo returned to Japan on March 20. He played in team's last exhibition game of the year on March 21 against Lotte. He is scheduled to play in two Ni-gun games against Hiroshima (March 22 and 22) before opening day. Source: Tokyo Sports 3/21/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • First round draft pick Shota Imanaga started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 23 and tossed three shutout innings. He threw forty-eight pitches and allowed one hit. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2016

[3/20/2016] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.21, 2016 @ 4:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants switched the outfield lights to LED. The inner lights will also swapped to LED. Source: Sponichi 3/19/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ikusei Shinta Hifumi will be sent to the BC League's Ishikawa Million Stars from early April until late June. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Takahiro Arai blasted a pinch-hit, come-from-behind grand slam against Softbank on March 19. He became the first player to record: a pinch-hit grand slam during an exhibition game since Hitoshi Tamura against Lotte on March 14, 2013; a pinch-hit, come-from-behind grand slam during an exhibition game since Jun Inoue against Kintetsu on March 6, 1993. Arai has hit twenty-seven exhibition game home runs. He also has one other exhibition game grand slam: against Hanshin on March 23, 2001. Source: Sponichi 3/20/2016

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu on March 18 to pray for a successful season. Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2016
  • Parent company DeNA purchased an acuscope for the Bay Stars. Source: Sanspo 3/19/2016

[3/15/2016] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.16, 2016 @ 3:44 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroya Shimamoto started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on March 15 and gave up six runs on ten hits over four innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/15/2016

Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

[3/8/2016] Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.09, 2016 @ 2:31 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shintaro Fujinami will most likely make his first start of the regular season on March 29. He will most likely get a regular diet of Tuesday starts after that: against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome on April 5, against Yokohama at Koshien on April 12, against Yakult at Koshien on April 19, against Yomiuri at Koshien on April 26. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016
  • Sanspo Tigers' promise: Marcos Mateo promised to strike out fifteen batters in his first fifteen innings of work. If he comes through with his promise, Sanspo will reward Mateo with clothing for his five children. If he fails, he will treat one female Sanspo reader with a meal. Source: Sanspo 3/8/2016

Hiroshima Carp

  • Hiroshima will most likely go with a five main starters in March and April because of the schedule. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • Former Dragon Masahiro Yamamoto will join Nippon Hoso's Show Up Nighter as a commentator. Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Alex Ramirez revealed his opening day starting line-up on March 8: Hiroyuki Shirasaki (3B), Sho Aranami (CF), Jose Lopez (1B), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (LF), Jamie Romak (RF), Toshihiko Kuramoto (SS), Hyuma (2B), Yasutaka Tobashira (C), Shun Yamaguchi (SP). Source: Sports Hochi 3/8/2016, Daily Sports 3/8/2016

[3/1/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.02, 2016 @ 3:30 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows prayed for a successful season at Meiji Jingu on March 1. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2016
  • First round draft pick Juri Hara could make his Ichi-gun regular season debut on March 31 against Hanshin at Jingu Stadium. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/1/2016

Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe's position was changed from infielder to catcher on March 1. Source: Daily Sports 3/1/2016

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tomoaki Kanemoto expects younger players to hold extra training sessions until about the second week of March. Source: Sanspo 3/1/2016
  • Second round draft pick Seishiro Sakamoto, Nelson Perez, and Masahiro Nakatani were reassigned to Ni-gun. Yuta Iwasada (left shoulder tightness) and Suguru Iwazaki (back tightness) will rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Yuya Ando, Kosuke Fukudome, and Matt Hague were reassigned to Ichi-gun. Fukudome, Mauro Gomez, and Takashi Toritani will remain in Kansai when the Ichi-gun team travels to Fukuoka for two games against Softbank (March 3 and 4). Source: Sanspo 3/1/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo is preparing to play a number of positions other than left (for emergency purposes): first, third, and right. He spent most of his first three seasons at first and third and played some right in 2012. Source: Sponichi 3/1/2016

[2/26/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Feb.27, 2016 @ 3:41 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • Senior director Junji Ogawa and deputy director of international scouting Masayuki Okumura are in Cuba checking on talent. Source: Sanspo 2/26/2016

Yomiuri Giants

  • Hugo Kanabushi, Jun Hasegawa, and Yohei Yajima were called up to Ni-gun camp. Keigo Tahara and Shinpei Shinohara were sent down to San-gun camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/26/2016
  • Former Giant John Bowker reached an agreement with the BC League's Fukushima Hopes. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Randy Messenger is scheduled to pitch two innings against Samsung (KBO) on February 27. Shintaro Fujinami is set to pitch four innings in an intra-squad game on February 28. Both pitchers are candidates to start the opening day game. Messenger could be the front-runner because the Tigers are still concerned about pushing Fujinami too hard (he is coming off inflammation in his right shoulder). Source: Sponichi 2/26/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • General practices at Ginowan camp ended on February 26. Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2016
  • Alex Ramirez named Hyuma Matsui and first round draft pick Shota Imanaga his spring camp MVPs (Matsui for non-pitchers and Imanaga for pitchers). Source: Sponichi 2/26/2016

[2/25/2016] Yakult Swallows, Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Feb.26, 2016 @ 4:56 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows closed out Urasoe camp on February 25. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa and Masanori Ishikawa are the top two candidates for the opening day start. They will be tested during their next outings: Ogawa on February 27 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome and Ishikawa on February 28 against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. The opening series is against Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016
  • Shohei Tateyama is scheduled to pitch in a Kyoiku League game on March 2 against Lotte. His first regular season start could come during the home opening series at Jingu Stadium that begins on March 29 against Hanshin. Source: Sanspo 2/25/2016

Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Matt Hague is planning to review film of pitchers from other teams as he continues his training/rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Daily Sports 2/25/2016
  • The Ni-gun Tigers closed out Aki camp on February 24. Practices will resume at the Naruohama facilities on February 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2016
  • Sanspo Tigers' promise: Akifumi Takahashi promises to record forty-one strikeouts this season (the same as his uniform number). If he succeeds, Sanspo will write a full report on his family's Japanese sweets store. If he fails, he will present Sanspo readers with his favorite Japanese sweets. Source: Sanspo 2/25/2016

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons could go with the following six pitchers as their main exhibition game starters: left-handed pitchers Yudai Ono, Jordan Norberto, and Tatsuro Hamada, and right-handed pitchers Daisuke Yamai, Shunta Wakamatsu, and Drew Naylor. Other starting rotation candidates, like Yudai Kawai, Tomoya Yagi, Junki Ito, and Ryosuke Oguma, could get to pitch in Kyoiku League or Ni-gun games. Source: Nikkan Sports 2/24/2016

Yokohama Bay Stars