Tag: Yoshinori Tateyama
From April 22:
|Hiroyuki Nakajima||OAK||DL||Reported to extended spring training on Monday. Workouts included grounders at short and batting practice. Told reporters his legs were fine. (Nikkan Sports 4/23/2013)|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||TOR 1 @ BAL 2||SS||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.231||Batted lead-off. G6, F8, G5, BB. Committed a throwing error in the bottom of the 9th that led to an unearned run (and loss).|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||TUC 8 @ FRE 6||2B||5||1||2||0||0||1||.333||Batted lead-off. Ks, F8, 1B9 (R), 1B8 (SB), L5. Committed throwing error in the top of the 1st and 4th.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: April 24 vs Angels.|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: April 23 vs Astros.|
|Hideki Okajima||OAK||REN 1 @ SRC 3||14-10||2||0.2||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.72||Entered the game in the top of the 8th, with a runner on first, one out, and Sacramento up 3-1. (H, 2).|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||NOZ 6 @ RRE 5||19-11||6||0.2||3||2||2||1||1||0||6.14||Entered the game in the top of the 7th. Left with runners on first and second and two out. (L, 0-1).|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||OAK 6 @ BOS 9||8-5||2||0.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.93||Entered the game in the top of the 8th, with runners on first and second, one out, and Boston up 9-6. (H, 5).|
According to Daily Sports, a Yankees' scout will be at tonight's Rakuten game.
Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2013
Nikkan Sports provides a quick summary of MLB teams that have sent scouts to check on the Eagles: Rangers during spring camp in February; Phillies, Padres, Rays, Rangers, and Giants to a game against Nippon Ham on April 9; Dodgers on April 16.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2013
by Gen on Apr.19, 2013 @ 5:27 pm, under MLB
Tags: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Full, Hisanori Takahashi, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki, Kensuke Tanaka, Koji Uehara, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada, Yoshinori Tateyama
From April 18:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||SFN 2 @ MIL 7||RF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.298||Batted lead-off. F9, G6, F9, G6|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||CWS 1 @ TOR 3||SS||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||.286||Batted ninth. G6, E1 (RBI, R), F7.|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||ARI 6 @ NYY 2||RF||5||0||1||0||0||1||2||.190||Batted seventh. Ks, G3, L3 (DP), G6, 1B8,|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||FRE 11 @ TAC 6||2B||6||2||3||1||0||1||.358||Batted lead-off. G4, Ks, G1 (DP), 2B9, 1B8 (R), 1B8 (RBI, SB, R).|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: April 19 vs Mariners.|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DET 0 @ SEA 2||70-49||20||6.0||3||0||0||1||2||0||1.69||Left with the game tied at zero. Did not factor into the decision.|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||DNP||Next start: April 20 vs Blue Jays.|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||CLE||COL 0 @ TOL 2||90-45||22||4.0||2||2||2||8||4||0||5.56||Started the game. Suspended after four because of rain; to be complete on 4/19/2013. (WP).|
|Hisanori Takahashi||CHC||DNP||Cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Iowa. (ESPN 4/18/2013)|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||RRE 3 @ ORH 5||18-13||5||1.0||2||1||1||0||2||0||4.05||Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Round Rock down 4-3.|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||BOS 6 @ CLE 3||11-7||2||0.1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with runners on first and second, two out, and Boston up 6-2. (H, 5).|
|Tsuyoshi Wada||BAL||DL||Started an extended spring training game in Fort Myers on Thursday. Threw three innings and forty-five pitches. He will go four innings and throw sixty pitches during his next outing in Florida. (MASN Sports 4/18/2013)|
From April 14:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||MIL 4 @ STL 3||RF||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.333||Batted lead-off. G4, Kl, 2B9, F9, FO2. Committed fielding error in the bottom of the 5th.|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||TOR 2 @ KCA 3||SS||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||.333||Batted ninth. 1B5 (SB), BB, G1.|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||FRE 11 @ TUC 6||2B||5||1||1||0||0||0||.366||Batted second. G6, SH1, 1B9 (SB, R), G6, F8, F8. Committed a fielding error in the bottom of the 6th.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: April 19 vs Mariners. ... Played long distance catch during pre-game workouts. (Sponichi 4/15/2013)|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: April 18 vs Tigers. ... Tossed over thirty pitches in the bullpen. (Sponichi 4/15/2013)|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||BAL 0 @ NYY 3||113-79||32||9.0||5||0||0||0||5||0||2.87||First complete game of the year. (W, 2-1).|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||RRE 2 @ NOZ 1||10-6||4||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||1||3.18||Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Round Rock up 2-0. (H, 2).|
From April 10:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||DNP||MIL @ CHC Postponed (Rain)|
|Munenori Kawasaki||TOR||DNP||SYR @ BUF Pospoted (Rain)|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||DNP||NYY @ CLE Postponed (Rain)|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||LVG 3 @ FRE 6||2B||4||1||2||1||0||0||.440||Batted second. 1B7 (R), G6, 2B (RBI), F9. Five-game hitting streak (11-for-21).|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: April 12 vs Mariners. ... Threw about thirty pitches in the bullpen. (Nikkan Sports 4/11/2013)|
|Kyuji Fujikawa||CHC||DNP||MIL @ CHC Postponed (Rain)|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: April 12 vs Rangers.|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||DNP||Next start: April 13 vs Orioles. ... Threw thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. (Nikkan Sports 4/11/2013)|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||CLE||DNP||Next AAA start: April 11 vs Indianapolis.|
|Hisanori Takahashi||CHC||DNP||MIL @ CHC Postponed (Rain)|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||IOW 3 @ RRE 2||41-29||11||2.1||1||0||0||1||3||0||1.93||Entered the game in the top of the 5th with runners on first and third, one out, and the score tied at 2.|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||BAL 8 @ BOS 5||14-8||3||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.25||Entered the game in the top of the 7th with Boston up 5-3.|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||BAL 8 @ BOS 5||12-8||3||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||Entered the game in the top of the 6th with the score tied at 3.|
by Gen on Apr.08, 2013 @ 3:43 pm, under MLB
Tags: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Full, Hideki Okajima, Hiroki Kuroda, Hisanori Takahashi, Hisashi Iwakuma, Ichiro Suzuki, Kyuji Fujikawa, Norichika Aoki, Yoshinori Tateyama, Yu Darvish
From April 7:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||ARI 8 @ MIL 7||RF||6||2||4||3||0||0||1||.370||Batted lead-off. G4, 2B (8, 2 RBI), GIDP, 1B (7), 1B (9, RBI, SB, R), 1B (7, R).|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||NYY 7 @ DET 0||RF||4||1||1||1||0||0||5||.111||Batted sixth. G6 (force, R), L9, 1B (6), SF9, L7. Snapped an 0-for-16 slide.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||LAA 3 @ TEX 7||85-50||24||5.0||6||3||3||4||6||0||1.98||Left the game with Texas up 4-3 and a blister on his right ring finger. (W, 2-0)|
|Kyuji Fujikawa||CHC||DNP||Reportedly replaced Carlos Marmol as the new closer on the 7th. (Chicago Tribune 4/7/2013)|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||SEA 3 - CWS 4||89-62||27||8.0||4||3||3||0||3||2||2.57||Left the game with the score tied at three.|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||DNP||Is at about 90% for his next start on April 8 vs Indians. (Nikkan Sports 4/8/2013)|
|Daisuke Matsuzaka||CLE||DNP||Next AAA start: April 11 vs Indianapolis. (Sponichi 4/8/2013)|
|Hideki Okajima||OAK||LVG 4 @ SRC 8||20-12||5||1.0||2||2||2||1||0||0||7.71||Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Sacramento up 8-2.|
|Hisanori Takahashi||CHC||CHC 1 @ ATL 5||13-7||4||1.0||1||1||1||0||1||1||6.75||Entered the game in the bottom of the 8th with Chicago down 4-1.|
|Yoshinori Tateyama||TEX||OMA 5 @ RRE 2||23-19||7||2.0||1||1||1||0||2||1||3.86||Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Round Rock down 4-2.|
by Gen on Apr.06, 2013 @ 3:29 pm, under MLB
Tags: Full, Hideki Okajima, Hiroki Kuroda, Hisanori Takahashi, Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa, Kensuke Tanaka, Koji Uehara, Norichika Aoki, Yoshinori Tateyama, Yu Darvish
From April 5:
|Norichika Aoki||MIL||ARI 3 @ MIL 1||RF||4||0||1||0||0||1||1||.222||Batted lead-off. 1B, Ks, G4, G3. Removed in the top of the 9th.|
|Ichiro Suzuki||NYY||NYY 3 @ DET 8||LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.077||Batted seventh. G3, G4, F6, F9.|
|Kensuke Tanaka||SF||TAC 3 @ FRE 8||2B||4||1||1||1||0||0||.125||Batted second. 1B (CS), F7, SF7, E1 (RS), G6.|
|Yu Darvish||TEX||DNP||Next start: April 7 vs Angels. Tossed thirty-five pitches in the bullpen on the 5th. (Nikkan Sports 4/6/2013, Daily Sports 4/6/2013)|
|Hisashi Iwakuma||SEA||DNP||Next start: April 7 vs White Sox.|
|Hiroki Kuroda||NYY||DNP||Next start: April 8 vs Indians. Tossed thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on the 5th. Right middle finger is not 100%, but should be good enough. (Nikkan Sports 4/6/2013, Daily Sports 4/6/2013)|
|Hideki Okajima||OAK||LVG 9 @ SRC 3||26-16||5||1.1||1||0||0||0||2||0||0.00||Entered the game in the top of the 8th with the bases loaded, two out, and Sacramento down 6-2. (WP)|
|Hisanori Takahashi||CHC||OMA 1 @ RRE 3||6-3||2||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00||Entered the game in the top of the 6th with a runner on second, two out, and Round Rock up 2-1. (HBP)(H, 1)|
|Junichi Tazawa||BOS||BOS 6 @ TOR 4||16-11||5||1.0||2||1||1||0||1||1||3.00||Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Boston up 4-3. (BS, 1; W, 1-0)|
|Koji Uehara||BOS||BOS 6 @ TOR 4||9-7||3||1.0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00||Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with a runner on second, no out, and Boston up 4-3. (H, 2)|
Manny Ramirez hit the CPBL's 7,000th home run on April 4.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/6/2013
Daisuke Matsuzaka was released by the Cleveland Indians on Monday.
The Plain Dealers' Paul Hoynes also tweeted the following:
#Indians release Dice-K from current contract. It's believed they're renegotiating a new one with him to keep him in organization. [link]
By releasing Dice-K now, #Indians don't have to pay him $100,000 retention bonus Tues, while renegotiating his deal. [link]
Source: official Tweet
An undisclosed number of teams showed interest in Yoshinori Tateyama, but he ultimately decided to re-sign with the Rangers because the other offers were not that good.
Source: Sponichi 3/25/2013
YUniverse T-shirts and K cards will be handed out to fans sitting in the Yu Darvish cheering section during home games.
Yoshinori Tateyama was released by the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Tateyama would like to continue his career in the Majors.
Kensuke Tanaka was reassigned to the minors by the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. From MLB.com's Chris Haft:
Kensuke Tanaka's bid to make the Giants' Opening Day roster ended Thursday, when the club reassigned him to Minor League camp.
... He hit .229 (11-for-48) with a .275 on-base percentage and a .250 slugging percentage in 19 Cactus League games. The non-roster invitee also committed seven of the 19 errors the Giants have recorded.
Primarily a second baseman, Tanaka also played shortstop and third base in spring games in an attempt to fit a utility infielder's profile. But he committed at least one error at each position.
"I'll say this -- he's one of the hardest workers you'll see," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "But coming here is an adjustment for him. He's had a lot on his plate, trying to play short and third."
Bochy indicated that Tanaka would likely accept the move to Triple-A Fresno, though that would force the 31-year-old to accept the transition from stardom in the Japanese big leagues to the humbler environment of the Minors. Tanaka worked out with the Giants before Thursday night's game against Colorado and will report to Minor League camp on Friday.
Yoshinori Tateyama signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. From The Dallas Morning News' Gerry Fraley:
The Texas Rangers signed right-handed reliever Yoshi Tateyama to a minor-league contract and will bring him to spring training on a non-roster basis.
Hiroyuki Nakajima held a press conference at the Seibu Lions' team offices in Tokorozawa today. Source: official announcement
"I was to return after successfully signing an MLB deal and holding a press conference over there. I am grateful to the managers, coaches, staff, and fans that supported me over my twelve-year career with Seibu" said Nakajima.
When asked which pitcher he looked forward to saying, he said, "Should I say [Yu] Darvish? ... If people in Japan are looking forward to it, then I will also look forward to facing Darvish."
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/21/2012
Perhaps joking, Koji Uehara said that he decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox because they had a heated washlet.
"The clubhouse bathroom had one installed. I was really happy about that. I was 99% sure I wanted to sign. The deciding 1% was the [the washlet]," said Uehara.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/21/2012
The latest on Alfredo Figaro, from MLB.com's Adam McCalvy:
The Brewers announced Wednesday that they had reached a Minor League deal with free agent right-hander Alfredo Figaro, who was set to return to the U.S. after two years pitching in Japan.
One problem: He was not a free agent in the first place.
... "I have reached out to the Orix team and advised them that it was not our intent to violate their reservation rights, and if they intend to retain Figaro, we will step aside," Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said in an email.
The Brewers do not intend to purchase Figaro's rights from his Japanese club.
New York Yankees finalize deal with Ichiro Suzuki, from the NY Daily News' Mark Feinsand:
... The Yankees officially announced their deal with Ichiro Suzuki, bringing back the 39-year-old outfielder for $13 million over the next two seasons.
"The Yankees are the kind of team that I always envisioned being a part of," Suzuki said. "Everyone in the world of competition has a strong desire to win, but the Yankees also have an atmosphere where losing is not an option. These two observations may sound similar, but I believe it is a rarity to find both coexisting in the same organization.
"I believe the Yankees organization appreciates that there is a difference between a 39-year-old who has played relying only on talent, and a 39-year-old who has prepared, practiced, and thought thoroughly through many experiences for their craft. I am very thankful, and I will do my best to deliver on their expectations."
More on Hiroyuki Nakajima's contract with the Oakland A's, from the CBSSports.com's wire reports:
Nakajima will get a $1.25 million signing bonus and base salaries of $2.25 million next year and $2.5 million in 2014. He can earn up to $1.3 million in performance bonuses next season. Whatever bonuses he earns will be added to his salary in 2014, when he can earn up to $600,000 in bonuses based on playing time. Nakajima could earn as much as $9.2 million his first two years.
There is also a $500,000 buyout if the A's don't exercise their option for 2015, and Nakajima will be eligible for free agency at the end of the deal. The contract also includes awards bonuses and various perks including an interpreter, flights to and from Japan and moving expenses.
UPDATE @ 10:06pm - Nakajima returned to Japan today. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/20/2012
Yoshinori Tateyama has received offers from a number of teams, including the Texas Rangers. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/20/2012
If Tomochika Tsuboi cannot find a place to play in the US next season, he will most likely retire.
Said Tsuboi, "I am not thinking about playing in places like Japan or Korea. If it does not work out, then I will quit."
Tsuboi signed with the San Rafael Pacifics (North American League) this year before suffering a left shoulder sprain in July and a right shoulder injury in August. He worked out in Sapporo on Wednesday.
Source: Sponichi 12/20/2012
Koji Uehara returned to Japan today. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/20/2012
Former Orix Buffalo Alfredo Figaro signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt:
The Milwaukee Brewers added to their pitching depth Wednesday by signing right-hander Alfredo Figaro to a minor-league contract for 2013 with an invitation to their spring camp.
... "He has a good arm," said Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash. "He will compete as a starter (in spring training) and move to the pen as needed."