[7/26/2018] BC League to expand to eleven teams in 2019

The BC League announced that they formally approved Ibaraki as an official member during a representatives meeting on July 24. The new team will be called the Ibaraki Astro Planets and will join the league in 2019. Other details will be released at a later date.

The BC League is also considering the addition of associate member Shizuoka for the 2019 season. They are planning to make a decision before the end of August.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2018, BC League 7/24/2018, BC League 7/26/2018

[UPDATE 8/29 @ 4:11pm]

The BC League decided to hold off on making Shizuoka an official member and will operate with eleven teams next year.

Source: Sanspo 8/28/2018

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