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LOT

[2017 Free Agency] Hideaki Wakui Rumors

Date Team Update
11/19/2017
@ 3:11a
The media learned on November 17 that Wakui is planning to sign with CAA Sports. Nikkan Sports 11/18/2017

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HAN

[11/18/2017] Hanshin could offer Kyuji Fujikawa a new multi-year deal

Thirty-seven-year-old Kyuji Fujikawa finished out the second year of a two-year deal this season. The Hanshin Tigers met Fujikawa at the end of the season and told him he was an important part of their team. Sanspo is reporting that the Tigers might be getting ready to offer the veteran a new multi-year contract (possibly two years).

Source: Sanspo 11/17/2017

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HAM

[11/18/2017] Takuya Nakashima to take over as new Fighters chief player rep

Takuya Nakashima will be named the next chief player representative for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He will be taking over for Shota Ono. An announcement will be made before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 11/18/2017, Sports Hochi 11/18/2017

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RAK

Tomohiro Anraku: Did You Know

2017

Anraku is planning to go on a three-day fast when he goes back to Sendai on November 20.

Source: Chunichi Sports 11/18/2017

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RAK

[11/17/2017] Rakuten Eagles sign five to Ikusei contracts

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they signed the following players to Ikusei contracts:

Pos   Name JPN Name ENG Uni Salary
P * 横山 貴明 Yokoyama, Takaaki 054 5.90M
P + 石橋 良太 Ishibashi, Ryota 028 7.00M
P + 久保 裕也 Kubo, Yuya 091 15.00M
P + 宮川 将 Miyagawa, Sho 121 7.00M
P + 入野 貴大 Irino, Takahiro 124 5.50M

All salaries are estimates.

* released as Ikusei and signed as Ikusei.
+ senryokugaied and signed as Ikusei.

Source: Rakuten 11/17/2017

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CHU LOT

[11/17/2017] Chiba Lotte Marines to add Trackman to their facilities

The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to install Trackman systems at ZOZO Marine and Lotte Urawa. They are the last team in the Pacific League to add Trackmans to their facilities.

The Chunichi Dragons are testing the Rapsodo system during fall camp. The Dragons are still considering the Trackman system.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017

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SEI

2018 Seibu Lions Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 辻 発彦 Tsuji, Hatsuhiko 85 59
Strategy Coach 橋上 秀樹 Hashigami, Hideki 73 52
Pitching Coach 土肥 義弘 Doi, Yoshihiro 72 41
Pitching Coach 西口 文也 Nishiguchi, Fumiya 74 45
Battery Coach 秋元 宏作 Akimoto, Kosaku 84 49
Hitting Coach 嶋 重宣 Shima, Shigenobu 80 41
Hitting Coach 阿部 真宏 Abe, Masahiro 76 39
Infield/Base Coach 馬場 敏史 Baba, Toshifumi 83 52
Outfield/Base Coach 佐藤 友亮 Sato, Tomoaki 70 39
Player/Technical Coach 松井 稼頭央 Matsui, Kazuo 7 42

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 潮崎 哲也 Shiozaki, Tetsuya 86 48
Position Player/Hitting Coach 高木 浩之 Takagi, Hiroyuki 75 45
Pitching Coach 杉山 賢人 Sugiyama, Kento 90 48
Pitching Coach 許 銘傑 Hsu, Ming-Chieh 91 40
Battery Coach 野田 浩輔 Noda, Kosuke 82 39
Infield/Base Coach 黒田 哲史 Kuroda, Satoshi 87 42
Hitting/Outfield/Base Coach 赤田 将吾 Akada, Shogo 77 37
Ikusei Coach 星 孝典 Hoshi, Takanori 81 35

Training Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Training Coach 坂元 忍 Sakamoto, Shinobu 92 43
Training Coach 里 隆文 Sato, Takafumi 98 35
Training Coach 黒川 春樹 Kurokawa, Haruki 95 35
Training Coach 工藤 建太 Kudo, Kenta 96 43

Source: Seibu 11/17/2017

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SEI

[11/17/2017] Kazuo Matsui to return to the Seibu Lions

The Seibu Lions announced that Kazuo Matsui will be returning to their organization as a player/technical coach. He was assigned his old uniform number 7. Matsui will wear the Seibu uniform again for the first time since 2003. The media is reporting that the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated forty million yen.

Source: Seibu 11/17/2017, Tokyo Sports 11/17/2017, Sponichi 11/17/2017, Sports Hochi 11/17/2017


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YOK

[11/17/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars sign Edwin Escobar

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 17 that they signed twenty-five-year-old Edwin Escobar to a new contract. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty-five million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/17/2017, Sports Hochi 11/17/2017, Sanspo 11/17/2017Daily Sports 11/17/2017

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YOK

[11/17/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars: uniform number changes

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced the following uniform number changes on November 17:

  • Masayuki Kuwahara = 37 → 1
  • Kento Kumabara = 1 → 22
  • Takuto Nogawa = 58 → 97
  • Koya Mizuno = 13 → 106

Source: Yokohama 11/17/2017

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Chunichi 143 59 79 5
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Seibu 143 79 61 3
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Orix 143 63 79 1
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