Category: NPB

[7/4/2016] Mazda All-Star Game 2016: Rosters with manager selections

Final rosters with manager selections were released by the NPB today.

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YOM

[7/3/2016] Takayuki Terauchi earns domestic FA option

Thirty-three-year-old Takayuki Terauchi earned his domestic FA option with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 7/3/2016

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HAM

[7/3/2016] Shohei Otani leads off game with tenth homer of the season

Shohei Otani led off today’s game against the Softbank Hawks with the first lead-off home run of his career. He hit the very first pitch of the game over the fence in right.

[UPDATE 7/4 @ 9:50pm]

Otani is the third pitcher in NPB history to start a game and bat lead-off. The other two: Yoshiaki Toyama on August 22, 1971 (five runs on four hits, partway through the second inning and 0-for-1) and Den Yamada on August 14, 1944 (four hit, nine-inning shutout and 3-for-5 with two RBI). Only two MLB players (not pitchers) have accomplished the feat: Alvin Dark on September 27, 1953 (one inning, two runs, shift to third base in second inning) and Cesar Tovar on September 22, 1968 (played multiple positions, changing one per inning).

Source: Sponichi 7/4/2016, Sanspo 7/4/2016, Sports Hochi 7/4/2016, Chunichi Sports 7/4/2016

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YAK

[7/2/2016] Logan Ondrusek’s suspension not fully lifted yet

Logan Ondrusek is not fully out of the woods just yet. Senior Director Junji Ogawa told reporters on July 1 that there were still a couple of hurdles the pitcher had to clear (he has not yet apologized to Team President Tsuyoshi Kinugasa and Manager Mitsuru Manaka). As such, the organization still considers Ondrusek suspended — he has practice privileges, but not playing privileges. There is also a chance he could still be issued a fine.

Source: Daily Sports 7/2/2016, Sports Hochi 7/2/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/2/2016, Sanspo 7/2/2016

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CHU

Shunta Wakamatsu: Did You Know

Despite being from Kurume, Fukuoka, Shunta Wakamatsu grew up a Yomiuri Giants fan and is still one to this day.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2016

Weight

  • He weighed as much as eighty-seven kilograms during the 2016 season. He has managed to keep his weight at eighty-one kilograms during the off-season. Source: Sponichi 1/21/2017
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HAN

[7/1/2016] Cody Satterwhite tosses shutout inning in Ni-gun game

Cody Satterwhite pitched in a Ni-gun game against Orix earlier today. He entered the game in the sixth inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He faced four hitters, gave up one hit and struck out two (1B9, Ks, Kl, F8).

Source: Daily Sports 7/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/1/2016, Sanspo 7/2/2016

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ORI

[7/1/2016] Ni-gun manager So Taguchi misses game

Orix Ni-gun manager So Taguchi missed today’s game against Hanshin because he was not feeling well. Pitching Coach Shinji Shimoyama took over as temporary manager.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2016

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[7/1/2016] Softbank adds Shuta Ishikawa to seventy-man roster

The Softbank Hawks announced today that they added Ikusei player Shuta Ishikawa to their seventy-man roster. His new salary will be an estimated five million yen. His uniform number will change from 138 to 29.

Source: Softbank announcement, Nikkan Sports 7/1/2016

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ORI

[7/1/2016] Orix adds Satoshi Sonobe to seventy-man roster

The Orix Buffaloes announced today that they added Ikusei player Satoshi Sonobe to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 124 to 00.

The Buffaloes have now maxed out their seventy-man roster.

Source: Orix announcement

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[7/1/2016] Fresh All-Star Game 2016 Rosters

Western League

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Drafted
Manager
  水上 善雄 Mizukami, Yoshio Softbank 80  
Coaches
  水本 勝己 Mizumoto, Katsumi Hiroshima 89  
  掛布 雅之 Kakefu, Masayuki Hanshin 31  
Pitchers
髙橋 純平 Takahashi, Jumpei Softbank 47 ’15 (1)
  松本 裕樹 Matsumoto, Yuki Softbank 66 ’14 (1)
  塹江 敦哉 Horie, Atsuya Hiroshima 36 ’14 (3)
藤井 皓哉 Fujii, Koya Hiroshima 41 ’14 (4)
守屋 功輝 Moriya, Koki Hanshin 43 ’14 (4)
青柳 晃洋 Aoyagi, Koyo Hanshin 50 ’15 (5)
  野村 亮介 Nomura, Ryosuke Chunichi 20 ’14 (1)
  山﨑 福也 Yamasaki, Sachiya Orix 17 ’14 (1)
塚田 貴之 Tsukada, Takayuki Orix 91 ’15-I (1)
Catchers
  張本 優大 Harimoto, Masahiro Softbank 141 ’13-I (4)
坂本 誠志郎 Sakamoto, Seishiro Hanshin 12 ’15 (2)
木下 拓哉 Kinoshita, Takuya Chunichi 35 ’15 (3)
Infielders
  桒原 樹 Kuwahara, Tatsuki Hiroshima 45 ’14 (5)
西川 龍馬 Nishikawa, Ryoma Hiroshima 63 ’15 (5)
  石川 駿 Ishikawa, Shun Chunichi 9 ’14 (4)
大城 滉二 Oshiro, Koji Orix 10 ’15 (3)
奥浪 鏡 Okunami, Kyo Orix 61 ’13 (6)
Outfielders
  上林 誠知 Uebayashi, Seiji Softbank 51 ’13 (4)
  真砂 勇介 Masago, Yusuke Softbank 64 ’12 (4)
板山 祐太郎 Itayama, Yutaro Hanshin 63 ’15 (6)
  友永 翔太 Tomonaga, Shota Chunichi 1 ’14 (3)

Eastern League

  Name JPN Name ENG Team Uni Drafted
Manager
  斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki Yomiuri 77  
Coaches
  二宮 至 Ninomiya, Itaru Yokohama 72  
  横田 久則 Yokota, Hisanori Seibu 83  
Pitchers
長谷川 潤 Hasegawa, Jun Yomiuri 96 ’15-I (8)
  飯塚 悟史 Iizuka, Satoshi Yokohama 30 ’14 (7)
多和田 真三郎 Tawata, Shinsaburo Seibu 18 ’15 (1)
  佐藤 勇 Sato, Isamu Seibu 63 ’12 (5)
  安樂 智大 Anraku, Tomohiro Rakuten 20 ’14 (1)
上原 健太 Uehara, Kenta Nippon Ham 20 ’15 (1)
  中島 彰吾 Nakashima, Shogo Yakult 71 ’14-I (1)
Catchers
柿沼 友哉 Kakinuma, Tomoya Lotte 122 ’15-I (2)
  清水 優心 Shimizu, Yushi Nippon Ham 10 ’14 (2)
Infielders
  岡本 和真 Okamoto, Kazuma Yomiuri 38 ’14 (1)
*☆ 柴田 竜拓 Shibata, Tatsuhiro Yokohama 31 ’15 (3)
  山下 幸輝 Yamashita, Koki Yokohama 38 ’14 (5)
*☆ 呉 念庭 Wu, Nien Ting Seibu 39 ’15 (7)
平沢 大河 Hirasawa, Taiga Lotte 13 ’15 (1)
  柿澤 貴裕 Kakizawa, Takahiro Rakuten 051 ’12 (6)
廣岡 大志 Hirooka, Taishi Yakult 36 ’15 (2)
Outfielders
重信 慎之介 Shigenobu, Shinnosuke Yomiuri 43 ’15 (2)
  肘井 竜蔵 Hijii, Ryuzo Lotte 69 ’13-I (1)
オコエ 瑠偉 Okoye, Louis Rakuten 9 ’15 (1)
  宇佐美 塁大 Usami, Ruita Nippon Ham 50 ’12 (4)
山崎 晃大朗 Yamasaki, Kotaro Yakult 31 ’15 (5)

Notes

* = rookie
☆ = has a connection to Okayama Prefecture

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