Yasuda is interested in playing in the Majors. He sees it as part of a natural progression as an athlete (the desire to improve and become better).0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Taylor Jungmann. The Giants could see Jungmann as someone that might be able to fill the hole left by the departure of Miles Mikolas. However, the team already has players like Scott Mathieson, Arquimedes Caminero, Casey McGehee, and Alex Guerrero to fill their four foreign player rosters slots on the active roster. Jungmann might be more about insurance in case someone gets hurt or under-performs.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they added twenty-three-year-old Ikusei pitcher Takamasa Kasai to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 105 to 94.
Kasai will officially be placed on the seventy-man roster before the end of January. He pitched in twenty-five Ni-gun games last year and went 3-3 with two saves and a 3.72 ERA over 38.2 innings of work.0 Comments
Takahashi ran the 3000 meter in eleven minutes and forty-eight seconds (11.48 minutes) on January 10, 2018.0 Comments
Masuda signed a contract with blueeq before the 2018 season.0 Comments
Ariyoshi (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Chiba on December 31, 2017.0 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines officially announced today that they reached an agreement with Matt Dominguez. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.
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Nishimura had Lasik surgery in November 2017. His vision went from 0.1 to 2.0. Before the surgery, his vision was 0.8 with contacts.
Source: Sports Hochi 1/9/20180 Comments
Murakami was drafted as a catcher, but the Yakult Swallows are planning to convert him to a third baseman.0 Comments
The red dirt used for the warning track in the outfield at Koshien Stadium will be replaced by artificial turf in the same color. Rain causes the dirt to seep out onto the outfield grass making it difficult to maintain. The change should be complete before the end of January.0 Comments