[7/24/2017] Yakult sends T. Sugiura to Nippon Ham for S. Yagi

The Yakult Swallows and Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement on a one-for-one trade. The Swallows will send twenty-five year-old pitcher Toshihiro Sugiura to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old catcher Shogo Yagi.

Source: Yakult 7/24/2017, Nippon Ham 7/24/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2017, Sponichi 7/24/2017

[UPDATE 7/26 @ 12:10am]

The Swallows held a press conference for Yagi on July 25. He was assigned the uniform number 58.

Source: Yakult 7/25/2017

[UPDATE 7/26 @ 7:28pm]

The Fighters held a press conference for Sugiura today. He was assigned the uniform number 57.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/26/2017

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