Hiroki Momose was ejected from a Ni-gun game against Seibu on August 18 for insulting an umpire. The NPB commissioner’s office issued Momose a stern warning and a 50,000 yen fine.
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The following additions were made to the Pacific League schedule.
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they filed paperwork to place Jose Adolis Garcia on waivers. The Giants decided to part ways with Garcia because he did not fit in to their plans for 2017.
[UPDATE 8/19 @ 9:51pm]
According to Tokyo Sports, part of the reason why the Giants parted ways with Garcia also had to do with his inability to adjust to Japanese food, or the organization’s inability to provide him with food he might be more accustomed to eating. He apparently told some people around him that he missed beans and grilled chicken. It got so bad that he grew dissatisfied with his contract with the Giants.
Source: Tokyo Sports 8/19/2016
[UPDATE 8/23 @ 9:49pm]
Garcia left Japan out of Haneda Airport on August 19. He took a flight to Cuba with a stopover in France. The Giants heard on August 23 that he “disappeared” in France and could be attempting to defect.
Source: Tokyo Sports 8/23/2016
[UPDATE 9/20 @ 5:41pm]
Relations between Garcia and the Giants were strained from the start. Some are wondering if he perhaps agreed to come to Japan just for a chance to defect. It seemed like he never even tried to adjust to playing in Japan — he did not take practices seriously, he did not want to live in the player dormitory, he almost struck an interpreter that tried to warn him about his attitude.
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Fall Camp Roster
|Pos||Name JPN||Name ENG|
|P||熊原 健人||Kumabara, Kento|
|P||井納 翔一||Ino, Shoichi|
|P||三嶋 一輝||Mishima, Kazuki|
|P||須田 幸太||Suda, Kota|
|P||今永 昇太||Imanaga, Shota|
|P||福地 元春||Fukuchi, Motoharu|
|P||飯塚 悟史||Iizuka, Satoshi|
|P||平田 真吾||Hirata, Shingo|
|P||三上 朋也||Mikami, Tomoya|
|P||田中 健二朗||Tanaka, Kenjiro|
|P||砂田 毅樹||Sunada, Yoshiki|
|P||国吉 佑樹||Kuniyoshi, Yuki|
|P||藤岡 好明||Fujioka, Yoshiaki|
|P||田村 丈||Tamura, Jo|
|C||戸柱 恭孝||Tobashira, Yasutaka|
|C||嶺井 博希||Minei, Hiroki|
|C||網谷 圭将||Amiya, Keisho|
|INF||倉本 寿彦||Kuramoto, Toshihiko|
|INF||白崎 浩之||Shirasaki, Hiroyuki|
|INF||柴田 竜拓||Shibata, Tatsuhiro|
|INF||山下 幸輝||Yamashita, Koki|
|INF||宮﨑 敏郎||Miyazaki, Toshiro|
|INF||白根 尚貴||Shirane, Naoki|
|INF||百瀬 大騎||Momose, Hiroki|
|INF||山本 武白志||Yamamoto, Musashi|
|OF||乙坂 智||Otosaka, Tomo|
|OF||桑原 将志||Kuwahara, Masayuki|
|OF||青柳 昴樹||Aoyagi, Koki|
|OF||関根 大気||Sekine, Taiki|
Roster subject to change without notice.
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The Seibu Lions announced today that Isaumu Sato was involved in a traffic accident. The incident occurred at a traffic intersection in Tokorozawa on August 15 at around 9:10pm. Sato was on his way back to the player dormitory when he attempted a right turn and crashed into a motorcycle that was traveling straight.
The Lions conducted an internal investigation and gave Sato a stern warning. They also imposed a voluntary driving suspension for an indefinite amount of time.0 Comments
Shohei Otani threw forty-five pitches to a squatting catcher during pre-game practices on August 16. Pitching coach Masato Yoshii told reporters there was no way he was going to take the mound this week because the pitcher is struggling with his mechanics. He also said they had to be careful with him because they also needed to make sure he was healthy enough to hit, since they cannot afford to lose his bat as well.
Source: Sanspo 8/17/20160 Comments
Junichi Fukura’s job is safe for the time-being. Orix Buffaloes’ Owner Yoshiko Miyauchi and Team President Hiroaki Nishina met and agreed to keep him on board for at least another season. They have already informed the manager of their decision.
Source: Sponichi 8/17/2016
[UPDATE @ 6:41pm]
Orix Buffaloes Director Ryuzo Setoyama told reporters today that team officials spoke to Fukura during the All-Star break. They asked him to return next season and he accepted.0 Comments
Hisayoshi Chono earned his domestic FA option today with seven years of service time on the active roster.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/20160 Comments
Chunichi Dragons’ General Manager Hiromitsu Ochiai is planning to let Hitoki Iwase decide what he wants to do after this season.
Source: Sanspo 8/16/20160 Comments
Chiba Lotte Marines President Shinya Yamamuro told reporters on August 15 about a plan to improve QVC Marine Field by taking down a portion of the walls (most likely beyond the right field bleachers) to give the stadium a view of the ocean. Yamamuro visited AT&T Park in San Francisco in June and was impressed with the layout of the stadium.
The Marines do not hold rights to renovate the stadium. They would have to get permission from Chiba City. Yamamuro believes the organization could make a good case if they can draw close to their 2008 record of 1,601,632. As of August 15, they are at 1,178,917 in fifty-four games with eighteen left to play.0 Comments