Mynavi All-Star Game 2018 Link Roundup

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[8/21/2018] Samurai Japan High School Roster

The Japan High School Baseball Federation released the Samurai Japan High School roster that will be competing at the 12th BFA U-18 Baseball Championship in Miyazaki next month (September 3 – 9). The team is also scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Samurai Japan Collegiate team on August 28 at Jingu Stadium.

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[8/21/2018] Takashi Toritani re-earns FA option, five-year contract ends next year

Thirty-seven-year-old Takashi Toritani re-earned his free agent option today. He exercised his international free agent option after the 2014 season with an interest in playing in the Majors. He ended up staying with the Hanshin Tigers and signed a five-year contract. He will be in the final year of that contract next year.

Source: Daily Sports 8/21/2018, Sanspo 8/21/2018

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[8/21/2018] Kensuke Tanaka re-earns FA option

Thirty-seven-year-old Kensuke Tanaka re-earned his free agent option today. He exercised his international free agent option after the 2012 season and headed to the Majors in 2013. He returned to the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2015. He told reporters today that he wanted to finish his career with the Fighters.

Source: Jiji 8/21/2018, Sanspo 8/21/2018

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[8/20/2018] Japan All-Star Series: Samurai Japan Initial Roster

Coaching Staff

Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
Manager 80 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba Atsunori
OF/Base Coach 87 清水 雅治 Shimizu, Masaji
Battery Coach 84 村田 善則 Murata, Yoshinori
INF/Base Coach 82 井端 弘和 Ibata, Hirokazu
Head Coach 88 金子 誠 Kaneko, Makoto
Pitching Coach 81 建山 義紀 Tateyama, Yoshinori

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG Throw Bat Height Weight Team
P 菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki R R 186 92 Yomiuri
P 山﨑 康晃 Yamazaki, Yasuaki R R 178 85 Yokohama
INF 菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke R R 171 72 Hiroshima
OF 秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo R L 184 85 Seibu
OF 柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki R L 188 92 Softbank
OF 筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo R L 185 97 Yokohama

Source: Samurai Japan 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] Japan All-Star Series: 2018 Japan vs United States

Japan All-Star Series

  • Dates:
    • November  8 (Thu) > Exhibition Game: Yomiuri vs MLB All-Star Team
    • November  9 (Fri) > Game 1: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
    • November 10 (Sat) > Game 2: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
    • November 11 (Sun) > Game 3: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
    • November 13 (Tue) > Game 4: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
    • November 14 (Wed) > Game 5: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
    • November 15 (Thu) > Game 6: Samurai Japan vs MLB  All-Star Team
  • Managers:
    • Samurai Japan: Atsunori Inaba
    • MLB All-Star Team: Don Mattingly

Rules

  • DH Rule: yes
  • Roster Size: twenty-eight players
  • Umpires: two MLB, two NPB
  • Replays: none
  • Baseball:
    • MLB All-Star Team on defense: MLB baseball
    • Samurai Japan on defense: WBSC baseball
  • Total Prize Money: 100 million yen
    • Games 1-6: victories will be worth ten million yen (winning team).
    • Championship Team: forty million yen (winning team).
    • Prize money will be split in half in the event of ties.

Source: Samurai Japan 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018: Chinese Taipei

ENEOS Samurai Japan Series 2018

  • Date: November 7 (Wednesday), night game
  • Opponent: Chinese Taipei
  • Venue: Fukuoka Yahoo Oku Dome
  • Tickets
    • Advance Lottery:
      • Lawson 1: August 25 (Saturday) at 12:00pm
      • Lawson 2: September 1 (Saturday) at 12:00pm
      • Lawson 3: September 8 (Saturday) at 12:00pm
      • E Plus: September 8 (Saturday) at 12:00pm
      • Ticket Pia: September 8 (Saturday) at 12:00pm
    • Regular: September 15 (Saturday) at 11:00am

Source: Samurai Japan 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] Takayuki Kajitani has shoulder cleaning surgery

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Takayuki Kajitani had surgery to clean his right shoulder at a hospital in Yokohama.

Kajitani suffered a fracture in his right ulna after he was hit by a pitch during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He may have decided to have surgery on his shoulder after realizing his chances for a return from the fracture this season were low.

Source: Yokohama 8/20/2018, Sports Hochi 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] Schedule Changes

The following addition was made to the Pacific League schedule.

  • October 3 – Seibu Lions vs Nippon Ham Fighters at Sapporo Dome – 18:00 (July 5 rain out)

Source: NPB 8/20/2018, Nippon Ham 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] 2018 NPB Farm Championship Miyazaki

The 2018 NPB Farm Championships will take place in Miyazaki on October 6 (Saturday).

  • Date: October 6 (Saturday) at 13:00
  • Alternate: October 7 (Sunday) at 12:00
  • Venue: KIRISHIMA Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki
  • Western League (first base side, home team) vs Eastern League (third base side, away team)

Source: NPB 8/20/2018

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[8/20/2018] Kazutomo Iguchi out with teres major strain

Kazutomo Iguchi was taken off the active roster today. The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Kazutomo Iguchi was diagnosed with a strain in his right teres major muscle. He will be shut down (no throwing) for a week and will most likely require about three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/20/2018, Sports Hochi 8/20/2018

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