2018 Yakult Swallows Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
由規 Yoshinori Sato [11/15] The Eagles will sign Yoshinori to an Ikusei contract. … [11/15] If the Eagles sign Yoshinori, it will most likely be to an Ikusei contract. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [11/14] There is a good chance Yoshinori will find a new home with the Rakuten Eagles. Sponichi 11/14/2018 … [11/07] Yoshinori is not planning to attend the NPB tryouts on November 13. He is still working his way back from right shoulder pain. He is hoping to throw off an incline before the end of the month. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 … [10/15] The Eagles could offer Yoshinori an Ikusei contract. Sanspo 10/15/2018 … [10/04] The Rakuten Eagles are planning to take a look at Yoshinori. They tried to select him in 2007, but lost to Yakult. Sponichi 10/4/2018 … [10/02] The club was ready to offer him a job in organization, but he is not ready to retire. Open to playing for teams outside the NPB. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sponichi 10/2/2018 11/15
10/02
成瀬善久 Yoshihisa Naruse [12/13] The Buffaloes are planning to give Naruse a tryout during spring camp next year. Nikkan Sports 12/13/2018, Sanspo 12/13/2018 … [11/13] Naruse is open to playing anywhere, so long as he can get playing time. That includes teams outside of the NPB. Daily Sports 11/13/2018 … [11/08] Naruse is planning to attend the NPB tryout on November 13. Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018 … [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sports Hochi 10/2/2018 10/02
久古健太郎 Kentaro Kyuko [10/02] Undecided. Not planning to attend NPB tryout. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
菊沢竜佑 Ryusuke Kikusawa [10/02] Will most likely retire. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
古野正人 Masato Furuno [11/30] Furuno has apparently accept as job as batting practice pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Sanspo 12/1/2018 … [11/25] Furuno is planning to retire. He attended the NPB tryouts, but did not receive any offers. Nikkan Sports 11/25/2018, Sanspo 11/25/2018 … [10/02] Undecided. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
大松尚逸 Shoitsu Omatsu [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
比屋根渉 Wataru Hiyane [11/25] Hiyane is planning to play for the Yamato Takada Club (Industrial League Club Team). He attended the NPB tryout, but did not receive any NPB offers. Sanspo 11/25/2018 … [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
鵜久森淳志 Atsushi Ugumori [10/02] Undecided. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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