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[3/24/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.25, 2015 @ 3:57 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Top adviser Tsuneo Watanabe has not ruled out the possibility of extending Tatsunori Hara's contract, provided the team does well. He also said there were no other viable candidates he knew of that could replace Hara. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/24/2015

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Koichi Ogata plans to start Seiya Suzuki in right and bat him bat lead-off. Source: Daily Sports 3/24/2015
  • Eishin Soyogi will most likely get the job at third. Source: Sponichi 3/24/2015
  • The Energia Economic and Technical Research Institute estimates that a first place finish by the Carp will have an economic impact of about 22.8 billion yen for Hiroshima Prefecture. If the Carp make it to the Nippon Series, about 25.6 billion yen. Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yokohama on March 24: Yoshihisa Naruse started the game and gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He faced twenty-seven, threw ninety pitches, walked two, and struck out two. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015
  • Yoshihisa Naruse's first regular season start could come on March 31 against Hanshin at Jingu Stadium. Source: Sanspo 3/24/2015

[3/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.24, 2015 @ 3:52 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Aaron Poreda and Miles Mikolas are slated to make the opening day starting rotation. Source: Daily Sports 3/22/2015
  • Tatsunori Hara is planning to use Hirokazu Sawamura as the team closer. Source: Sponichi 3/22/2015
  • Scott Mathieson was sent down to Ni-gun for more work. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Itaru Hashimoto (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Saitama on March 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • General coach Toshinori Nagata is slated to return to the team on March 24. He was discharged from the hospital on March 20 and visited Mazda Stadium on March 22. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015
  • The Carp announced that Juan Arnaldo Benitez Sanchez, a player from their academy in the Dominican Republic, will be playing for the Kochi Fighting Dogs this season (March 19 until late-May and from August until the end of the season). Source: official announcement
  • Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day. Singer-songwriter Tamio Okuda will be the catcher. Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Motonobu Tanishige is not planning to put himself in the opening day starting line-up at this point in time. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Third round draft pick Toshihiko Kuramoto will most likely make the starting line-up at short. Source: Sponichi 3/23/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are currently expected to arrived in Japan on March 26. Yulieski will most likely spend a few days at Ni-gun and join the Ichi-gun team on March 31. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/23/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 22: Yoshinori Sato started the game and gave up a run on two hits over four innings of work. He faced fifteen hitters, walked one, struck out two, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Sanspo 3/23/2015
  • Yuichi Matsumoto is slated to get the start in right on opening day. Source: Sanspo 3/22/2015

[3/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Mar.22, 2015 @ 4:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Yakult on March 21: first round draft pick Kazuma Okamoto got the start at third and batted sixth. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The rookie recorded the first extra base hit of his professional career: a one-out double off the wall in right off Orlando Roman in the 2nd. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Kiyoshi Nakahata told Yasutomo Kubo on March 20 that he was going to be the opening day starter. Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2015
  • Hideki Okajima was sent down to Ni-gun for more time to work through some issues. He may also be having problems with the left knee he injured during spring camp. Daisuke Miura and Shun Tono were also reassigned to Ni-gun on March 20. Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2015, Sppnichi 3/21/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. could arrive in Japan on March 26. The Bay Stars have not decided what to do with Yulieski after he arrives. He could either join the Ichi-gun team immediately, or spend a few days getting caught up at Ni-gun. Yokohama is leaning toward allowing him some breathing room and having him meet up with the Ichi-gun team some time around March 31. Source: Sports Hochi 3/21/2015, Sponichi 3/21/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2015

[3/20/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.21, 2015 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ni-gun game against Softbank on March 20: Masamitsu Suzuki got the start in center and batted seventh. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI. Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Daisuke Yamai will most likely get the opening day start. Kazuki Yoshimi was an option, but the Dragons are a little concerned about his right elbow and will see how he is feeling after he pitches on March 22 against Rakuten at Nagoya Dome before deciding his schedule. Source: Sports Hochi 3/20/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Daisuke Miura will continue his workouts at Ni-gun, beginning on March 21. If he fails to make the opening day starting rotation, it will be a first since 2010. Source: Daily Sports 3/20/2015
  • Yulieski Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. could arrive in Japan before the start of the season since their team in Cuba, Industriales, did not make it to the postseason. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015, Daily Sports 3/20/2015, Sponichi 3/20/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) is still slated to join the Ichi-gun team some time around mid-April. His legs are at about sixty percent. He should be able to resume base-running practices next week. The Swallows want him to play in at least five Ni-gun rehab games before they call him up. Source: Chunichi Sports 3/20/2015 ... Balentien could play in a Ni-gun rehab game as a designated hitter on March 27 against Nippon Ham. His check-up on March 18 went well. Source: Sports Hochi 3/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 3/20/2015
  • Yoshinori Sato will try to throw about sixty-five pitches during his next start on March 22 against Ni-gun Yomiuri. Source: Sanspo 3/20/2015

[3/19/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.20, 2015 @ 4:00 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hisayoshi Chono (right knee, elbow) is slated to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on March 20. Tatsunori Hara checked on Chono during a Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 19. The outfielder is expected to play in the Nippon Ham exhibition game on March 20. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015
  • Shuichi Murata will not be joining Chono at Ichi-gun and will continue his workouts at Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Hanshin Tigers

  • Suguru Iwazaki could make his first regular season start during a Chunichi series that begins on April 14 at Nagoya Dome. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yusuke Nomura could make his first regular season start on April 1 against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato is set to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on March 22. He will be pitching on ten days of rest. Days in between starts will begin to decrease over time. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015
  • Nobuyuki Okumura was sent back to Ni-gun on March 19 because they want him to focus on development. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/19/2015 ... The Swallows want to give Okumura playing time at positions other than second, like third and short. Source: Sports Hochi 3/19/2015

[3/18/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Mar.19, 2015 @ 4:27 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 18: Hisayoshi Chono recorded three hits: single to left in the 1st, RBI triple to right in the 5th, and a single to right in the 9th. He was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 3/18/2015
  • Ni-gun game against Lotte on March 17: Third round draft pick Hayato Takagi started the game and did not allow a run over 6.1 innings of work. He gave up four hits, walked three, hit one, and struck out two. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015
  • Hisayoshi Chono could join the Ichi-gun team in time for an exhibition game against Nippon Ham at Tokyo Dome on March 20. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015
  • The Giants are expected to add Takahiko Nomaguchi to the seventy-man roster before the start of the regular season. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015
  • Taeko Utsugi, vice president of the Japan Softball Association and executive member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day. Source: official announcement

Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi could make his first regular season start on March 31 against Yakult at Jingu. He will most likely pitch in one more pre-season game: Ni-gun Ikusei game on March 25 against Nippon Shinyaku (Industrial League). Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015
  • Ryosuke Ogata had his right knee cleaned out in September last year. He is set to play in his first rehab game on March 25 (Ikusei game against Nippon Shinyaku). Source: Sanspo 3/18/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Daichi Osera could make his first regular season start on March 31 against Yokohama at Yokohama. Source: Sports Hochi 3/18/2015
  • Mike Zagurski is scheduled to rejoin the Ichi-gun team in time for an exhibition game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome on March 20. Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino could make his first regular season start on March 31 against Hiroshima at Yokohama. Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2015
  • Taiki Sekine's cousin passed away on February 11 of a brainstem hemorrhage at the age of thirteen. Her condition steadily deteriorated after she was hospitalized in May 2014. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Tony Barnette will most likely start the year at closer. There is a good chance first round draft pick Shingo Takeshita will make the opening day roster. Source: Sponichi 3/18/2015