The Softbank Hawks announced the following uniform numbers changes:
Source: Softbank 12/18/20180 Comments
Source: Lotte 12/18/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Onelki Garcia. According to media reports, he agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.5 million US dollars.
In twenty-seven games for the Chunichi Dragons this year, Garcia went 13-9 with a 2.99 ERA (1.29 WHIP). He walked seventy-three (3.90 BB/9) and struck out 132 (7.04 K/9) over 168.2 innings of work.
[UPDATE 12/28 @ 1:20am]
The Tigers announced that Garcia was assigned the uniform number 77.
Source: Hanshin 12/28/20180 Comments
The Seibu Lions announced that they finalized a contract with twenty-five-year-old pitcher Jen-Lei Liao. He was assigned the uniform number 50.
Liao was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 draft by the Yomiuri Giants. He went 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA (1.70 WHIP) in thirty-one Ni-gun games between 2017 and 2018.
Source: Seibu 12/17/20180 Comments
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced details for Power Series 2019 in Chiba.
History against Lamigo
Source: Lotte 12/17/20180 Comments
The Japan Post announced that they will release a stamp set commemorating Shohei Otani’s Rookie of the Year Award season. The set will go on sale on December 17 (Mon) for 6,000 yen.
Source: Japan Post 12/11/20180 Comments
2019 Spring Miyazaki Baseball Games
February 26 (Tue) – March 3 (Sun)0 Comments
The NPB released results from their annual player survey on careers after baseball.
Source: NPB 12/13/20180 Comments
The NPB released the 2019 exhibition game schedule on December 12. The schedule begins on February 23 (Sat) and ends on March 24 (Sun). There are a total 101 games on the schedule.0 Comments
Four NPB umpires were recognized for their work on the field this season.
April 12 – Yokohama vs Yomiuri at Tokyo Dome
Top of the first inning, runners on first and second and two out. Single to center. Play at the plate. Runner appeared to be out, but Shikita was able to tell the runner was safe from the angle where he stood.
April 22 – Hiroshima vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome
Bottom of the third inning, runners on first and no out. Yota Kyoda attempted a bunt. Hashimoto noticed Kyoda’s leg was outside of the batter’s box and called him out.
May 1 – Seibu vs Orix at Kyocera Dome Osaka
Bottom of the sixth inning, runner on first and one out. Kenya Wakatsuki made contact with the catcher and Yamamura called him out. He provided a complete explanation of the ruling over the PA system.
May 24 – Yakult vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium
Bottom of the fourth inning. None on and two out. Yoshio Itoi grounded out to the pitcher. He ran inside the foul line and the ball thrown by the pitcher hit him. Ashihara called him out and gave an easy to understand explanation over the PA system.
Source: NPB 12/14/20180 Comments