Category: Did You Know

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Yoshitaka Isomura: Did You Know

Relationships

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Takero Okajima: Did You Know

2017

The Rakuten Eagles are thinking about using Okajima as an emergency back-up catcher in 2018. Okajima was drafted as a catcher in 2011 and started playing the outfield in 2013. His registered position was changed to outfielder in January 2014.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017, Sanspo 11/22/2017

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Fumihito Haraguchi: Did You Know

Weight

  • Haraguchi is hoping to improve his movement behind the plate by dropping about five kilograms this winter. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017
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Ryoma Nishikawa: Did You Know

Weight

  • Nishikawa is hoping to push his weight from seventy-two to seventy-seven kilograms by eating five meals a day this winter. He was at sixty-eight kilograms when he first joined the Carp in 2016. He managed to gain five kilograms after the 2016 season. Source: Sponichi 11/22/2017
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Ryutaro Umeno: Did You Know

2017

Umeno recently purchased a 300,000 yen Specialized bicycle. He plans to ride it to Koshien Stadium (twenty to twenty-five minutes one way) as part of his training regime this winter

Source: Sanspo 11/22/2017, Sponichi 11/22/2017

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Shuta Tonosaki: Did You Know

Tonosaki’s parents run an apple farm in┬áHirosaki, Aomori.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2017

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Kazuma Okamoto: Did You Know

2017

Okamoto’s uniform number will change from 38 to 25 for the 2018 season. He will become the thirtieth player in Yomiuri Giants history to wear the number.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017

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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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Yuki Yanagita: Did You Know

2017

Yanagita tossed a bullpen session during fall camp on November 16. He threw seven to eight pitches at 144km/h with 2,300 revolutions. He jokingly told Kimiyasu Kudo he could pitch in relief with at least six days of rest in between each appearance.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017

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Seigi Tanaka: Did You Know

2017

Kimiyasu Kudo is thinking about giving Tanaka a chance to ease into Ichi-gun in 2018 by using him out of the bullpen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/15/2017, Sponichi 11/15/2017

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