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[4/10/2015] Yomiuri Giants interested in infielder Juan Francisco

by on Apr.10, 2015 @ 12:54 pm, under NPB
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The media learned on Thursday that the Yomiuri Giants are looking into infielder Juan Francisco (27) as an option to help bolster their infield and offense. The Giants are looking for help at first and third with Shinnosuke Abe returning to catcher and Shuichi Murata struggling at the plate. If discussions between the two sides go smoothly, it could just be a matter of waiting for Francisco to get a physical before a deal is finalized.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/10/2015

[UPDATE 4/12 @ 6:32am]

According to a report by Sponichi on April 11, the Giants may be fairly close to finalizing deal with Francisco. There are only a few things remaining, like a physical.

Source: Sponichi 4/11/2015

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[4/9/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.10, 2015 @ 6:04 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Head coach Masahiro Kawai visited a hospital in Hiroshima on April 9 because he was not feeling well and was diagnosed with influenza B. Source: Sponichi 4/9/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Through April 8, the Bay Stars were 7-4 and tied for first in the Central League. The last time they were in first place after at least eleven games was May 3, 2007, when the team was 16-10. Source: Sanspo 4/9/2015 ... Yokohama moved into sole possession of first place on April 9 for the first time since May 3, 2007. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/9/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • The Swallows set a new Central League record on April 8 by keeping opponents to three or fewer runs in eleven straight games to start the season. The previous record of ten was set by Chunichi in 1961. The NPB record of thirteen was set by Nishitetsu in 1956. Source: Sanspo 4/9/2015, Sponichi 4/9/2015, Nikkan Sports 4/9/2015 ... The Swallows extended the streak to twelve games on April 9.

[4/7/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.08, 2015 @ 5:30 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kazuto Taguchi could make his Ichi-gun debut on April 12 against Yakult at Tokyo Dome. He is currently 2-0 in three Ni-gun starts with a 0.44 ERA. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/7/2015, Sponichi 4/7/2015

Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi continued his workouts at Nagoya Stadium when the team began its road trip on April 7. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/6/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars are planning to sell their remaining stock of Yulieski Gurriel merchandise at up to half-off regular prices. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/7/2015

Yakult Swallows

  • Nagisa Arakaki is slated to start a game on April 9 against Chunichi at Jingu. Source: Sponichi 4/6/2015
  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles) is still at about fifty to sixty percent when it comes to running the bases. He was slated to play in a Ni-gun rehab game on April 7, but his timetable was pushed back to April 10 at the earliest. Source: Sponichi 4/7/2015 -OR- Balentien complained of knee pain during base-running practices on April 4. His rehab game on April 7 was pushed back. He might not be able to return to the active roster until some after the 16th. Source: Sanspo 4/7/2015

Yomiuri Giants 2 – Hiroshima Toyo Carp 1 (April 7, 2015)

by on Apr.07, 2015 @ 5:26 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yomiuri Giants vs Hiroshima Carp @ Mazda Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Sugiuchi, Toshiya (YOM) 0-0, 5.40 - Osera, Daichi (HIR) 0-1, 6.00

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 8 1
Hiroshima 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Attendance: 28093 | Time: 4h12m | Yomiuri leads series, 1-0-0

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[4/5/2015] Yomiuri Giants, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yokohama Bay Stars

by on Apr.06, 2015 @ 4:35 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • The Giants notched their 1,000th victory against Hanshin on April 4. No other team in the NPB has recorded as many wins against another team. Victories against other Central League teams: Chunichi 989, Yokohama 978, Yakult 956, and Hiroshima 936. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2015

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi joined the Ichi-gun team on April 5. Tetsuya Kokubo was sent down to Ni-gun. Source: Daily Sports 4/4/2015

Chunichi Dragons

  • Tomoya Yagi has a wife and five kids. They are currently living in Tokyo while he lives in Nagoya. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/5/2015

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shun Yamaguchi was tossed for throwing a dangerous pitch during a game against Yakult on April 4. He tied Masumi Kuwata, Takuya Asao, and Tetsuya Utsumi for most dangerous pitch ejections with three. Source: Sponichi 4/5/2015