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 2014.0 Comments
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 winter0 Comments
Tonosaki’s parents run an apple farm in Hirosaki, Aomori.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/20170 Comments
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 11/19/20170 Comments
Anraku is planning to go on a three-day fast when he goes back to Sendai on November 20.
Source: Chunichi Sports 11/18/20170 Comments
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 11/16/20170 Comments
Kimiyasu Kudo is thinking about giving Tanaka a chance to ease into Ichi-gun in 2018 by using him out of the bullpen.0 Comments