Tag Archive: 2018 Senryokugai

HAM

2018 Nippon Ham Fighters Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
大累進む Susumu Orui [10/30] Orui could retire and take a job in the Fighters organization. Daily Sports 10/30/2018, Sports Hochi 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2018 10/30
森本龍弥 Tatsuya Morimoto [11/20] The Fighters announced that they signed Morimoto to an Ikusei contract. He was assigned the uniform number 124. Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018, Daily Sports 11/20/2018 … [10/30] Morimoto could remain with an Ikusei contract. Daily Sports 10/30/2018, Sports Hochi 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2018 11/20
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新垣勇人 Hayato Arakaki [10/30] Arakaki is not ready to retire. Daily Sports 10/30/2018, Sports Hochi 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2018 10/30
高良一輝 Kazuki Takara [10/05] Thinking about attending NPB tryout. Sports Hochi 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sponichi 10/5/2018 10/5
大嶋匠 Takumi Oshima [10/05] Recovering from right knee injury suffered in August. Planning to retire. Sports Hochi 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018, Sponichi 10/5/2018 10/5
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SEI

2018 Seibu Lions Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
與座海人 Kaito Yoza [11/14] The Lions announced that they signed Yoza to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will be 124. … [10/29] Yoza had Tommy John surgery this month and will most likely return to the Loins with an Ikusei contract. Tokyo Sports 10/29/2018, Sponichi 10/29/2018, Sanspo 10/29/2018 11/14
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高橋朋己 Tomomi Takahashi [11/14] The Lions announced that they signed Takahashi to an Ikusei contract. His uniform number will be 123. … [10/29] Takahashi had left elbow surgery in 2016 and worked though left shoulder pain this year. He could return with an Ikusei contract. Sponichi 10/29/2018, Sanspo 10/29/2018 11/14
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藤澤亨明 Komei Fujisawa   10/26
藤原良平 Ryohei Fujiwara [10/04] Retiring. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/04
玉村祐典 Yusuke Tamamura [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/04
豊田拓矢 Takuya Toyoda [10/04] Considering options. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/04
福倉健太郎 Kentaro Fukukura [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/04
坂田遼 Ryo Sakata [10/28] The media learned that Sakata got a job as Ni-gun advance scout. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 … [10/16] Sakata will remain in the organization as a Ni-gun advance scout. Tokyo Sports 10/16/2018 … [10/15] The NPB changed Sakata’s status as retired. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/05] Planning to retire. Sports Hochi 10/5/2018 … [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/04
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ORI

2018 Orix Buffaloes Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
佐藤達也 Tatsuya Sato [10/29] Sato is planning to retire and could take a job in the front office. Sanspo 10/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
大山暁史 Satoshi Oyama [10/29] Oyama wants to keep playing. He is open to attending the NPB tryouts. Sanspo 10/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
本田仁海 Hitomi Honda [11/20] The Buffaloes announced that they signed Honda to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated five million yen (no change from this season). He was assigned the uniform number 124. Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018, Sports Hochi 11/20/2018 … [10/09] Had surgery to treat a stress fracture in his right elbow in September. Expected to re-sign Ikusei contract. Daily Sports 10/9/2018 11/20
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塚原頌平 Shohei Tsukahara [11/22] The Buffaloes signed Tsukahara to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated eight million yen (down 14.50 million yen from this year). His uniform number will change from 28 to 125. Tsukahara is working his way back from right elbow surgery. Daily Sports 11/22/2018 … [10/04] Expected to re-sign Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
佐藤世那 Sena Sato [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Open to attending NPB tryout. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
戸田亮 Ryo Toda [10/04] Considering retirement. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
縞田拓弥 Takuya Shimada [10/04] Undecided. Offered job to stay in organization. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Sanspo 10/4/2018 10/4
園部聡 Satoshi Sonobe [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
坂本一将 Kazumasa Sakamoto [10/04] Planning to retire. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
吉田雄人 Yuto Yoshida [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018 10/4
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SOF

2018 Softbank Hawks Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
五十嵐亮太 Ryota Igarashi [11/27] Igarashi is open to any kind of opportunity, be it in Japan or in the United States. Sponichi 11/27/2018 … [11/04] Igarashi is not ready to retire. He is open to tryouts. Tokyo Sports 11/4/2018, Daily Sports 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018 11/04
攝津正 Tadashi Settsu [11/04] Not quite ready to retire. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018 11/04
寺原隼人 Hayato Terahara [11/27] The Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement with Terahara. Yakult 11/27/2018 … [11/23] The media learned on September 22 that the Swallows reached an agreement with Terahara. A formal announcement could be made soon. Sponichi 11/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2018 … [11/08] The Yakult Swallows are interested. Sponichi 11/8/2018 … [11/06] The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in a potential reunion. Nikkan Sports 11/6/2018 … [11/05] Not quite ready to retire. Sponichi 11/5/2018 11/04
笠原大芽 Taiga Kasahara [11/04] Kasahara could remain with the team as an Ikusei player. Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sports Hochi 11/4/2018 11/04
張本優大 Masahiro Harimoto [11/04] Harimoto could remain with the team as an Ikusei player. Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sports Hochi 11/4/2018 11/04
吉村裕基 Yuki Yoshimura [12/5] Yoshimura is open to the idea of playing overseas. Sports Hochi 12/5/2018 … [11/06] The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in a potential reunion. Nikkan Sports 11/6/2018 11/04
茶谷健太 Kenta Chatani [11/23] Chatani turned down an Ikusei contract and could find a new home with the Chiba Lotte Marines. Nikkan Sports 11/23/2018 … [11/04] Chatani could remain with the team as an Ikusei player. Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sports Hochi 11/4/2018 11/04
城所龍磨 Ryuma Kidokoro [11/29] The Softbank Hawks announced that Kidokoro will be retiring. A press conference is scheduled for November 30. Daily Sports 11/29/2018, Sports Hochi 11/29/2018, Sponichi 11/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/29/2018 … [11/04] Interested in remaining active and will consider options. Sports Hochi 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2018, Sponichi 11/4/2018 11/04
松本龍憲 Ryuken Matsumoto [10/29] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
森山孔介 Kosuke Moriyama [10/29] Considering options. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
山下亜文 Amon Yamashita [12/03] Yamashita signed an Ikusei contract with the Yomiuri Giants. He was assigned the uniform number 024. His salary will be an estimated three million yen. Yomiuri 12/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/3/2018, Daily Sports 12/3/2018, Sponichi 12/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2018 … [10/29] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
小沢怜史 Reiji Kozawa [11/20] The Hawks signed Kozawa to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated seven million yen and the uniform number 123. Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018 … [10/04] Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
古沢勝吾 Shogo Furusawa [11/20] The Hawks signed Furusawa to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5.9 million yen and the uniform number 124. Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018 … [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
黒瀬健太 Kenta Kurose [11/20] The Hawks signed Kurose to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated five million yen and the uniform number 126. Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018 … [10/04] Could get Ikusei offer from Softbank. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
伊藤祐介 Yusuke Ito [10/04] Considering retirement. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
齋藤誠哉 Seiya Saito [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
児玉龍也 Ryuya Kodama   10/4
樋越優一 Yuichi Higoshi [10/04] Planning to retire. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
幸山一大 Kazuhiro Koyama [10/04] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018 10/4
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HAN

2018 Hanshin Tigers Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
小豆畑眞也 Shinya Azuhata [10/30] Undecided. Daily Sports 10/30/2018 10/30
緒方凌介 Ryosuke Ogata [11/30] Ogata accepted a job in the Tigers PR department. Sanspo 11/30/2018 … [10/30] Sprained his right knee while participating in the Phoenix League. Considering retirement. Daily Sports 10/30/2018 10/30
西田直斗選 Naoto Nishida [10/07] Considering options. Sanspo 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Daily Sports 10/7/2018 10/07
今成亮太 Ryota Imanari [10/07] Still wants to play. Open to attending tryouts. Sanspo 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Daily Sports 10/7/2018 10/07
横山雄哉 Yuya Yokoyama [12/03] Yokoyama was assigned the uniform number 115. … [11/15] The Tigers announced that they signed Yokoyama to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated seven million yen. Daily Sports 11/15/2018 … [10/04] Had left shoulder surgery in August. Tigers could offer Ikusei contract. Sanspo 10/4/2018 12/03
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山本翔也 Shoya Yamamoto [10/04] Wants to keep playing. Open to attending NPB tryout. Daily Sports 10/4/2018, Sponichi 10/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2018, Sanspo 10/4/2018 10/04
西岡剛 Tsuyoshi Nishioka [11/14] Nishioka wants to keep playing, even if it might be for an independent league team. Daily Sports 11/14/2018 … [11/13] The Chiba Lotte Marines are not particularly interested in Nishioka. Sponichi 11/13/2018 … [11/13] Nishioka would like another chance to play for Lotte. Sponichi 11/13/2018 … [10/02] Sponichi 10/2/2018 10/02
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YAK

2018 Yakult Swallows Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
由規 Yoshinori Sato [11/15] The Eagles will sign Yoshinori to an Ikusei contract. … [11/15] If the Eagles sign Yoshinori, it will most likely be to an Ikusei contract. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [11/14] There is a good chance Yoshinori will find a new home with the Rakuten Eagles. Sponichi 11/14/2018 … [11/07] Yoshinori is not planning to attend the NPB tryouts on November 13. He is still working his way back from right shoulder pain. He is hoping to throw off an incline before the end of the month. Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018 … [10/15] The Eagles could offer Yoshinori an Ikusei contract. Sanspo 10/15/2018 … [10/04] The Rakuten Eagles are planning to take a look at Yoshinori. They tried to select him in 2007, but lost to Yakult. Sponichi 10/4/2018 … [10/02] The club was ready to offer him a job in organization, but he is not ready to retire. Open to playing for teams outside the NPB. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sponichi 10/2/2018 11/15
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成瀬善久 Yoshihisa Naruse [11/13] Naruse is open to playing anywhere, so long as he can get playing time. That includes teams outside of the NPB. Daily Sports 11/13/2018 … [11/08] Naruse is planning to attend the NPB tryout on November 13. Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018 … [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sports Hochi 10/2/2018 10/02
久古健太郎 Kentaro Kyuko [10/02] Undecided. Not planning to attend NPB tryout. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
菊沢竜佑 Ryusuke Kikusawa [10/02] Will most likely retire. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
古野正人 Masato Furuno [11/30] Furuno has apparently accept as job as batting practice pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Sanspo 12/1/2018 … [11/25] Furuno is planning to retire. He attended the NPB tryouts, but did not receive any offers. Nikkan Sports 11/25/2018, Sanspo 11/25/2018 … [10/02] Undecided. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
大松尚逸 Shoitsu Omatsu [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
比屋根渉 Wataru Hiyane [11/25] Hiyane is planning to play for the Yamato Takada Club (Industrial League Club Team). He attended the NPB tryout, but did not receive any NPB offers. Sanspo 11/25/2018 … [10/02] Would like to keep playing. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
鵜久森淳志 Atsushi Ugumori [10/02] Undecided. Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
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2018 Hiroshima Carp Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
青木陸 Riku Aoki [10/28] Daily Sports 10/28/2018  
仲尾次オスカル Oscar Nakaoshi [10/02] Daily Sports 10/28/2018  
佐藤祥万 Shoma Sato [10/02] Exploring options. Might attend NPB tryout. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
辻空 Sora Tsuji [10/02] Undecided. Sports Hochi 10/2/2018, Sponichi 10/2/2018 10/02
タバーレス Yohan Tavarez [10/02] Interested in playing in Japan. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sponichi 10/2/2018 10/02
土生翔平 Shohei Habu [11/12] Habu will retire and join the Hiroshima staff as an advance scout next year. Daily Sports 11/12/2018 … [10/02] Undecided. Not interested in NPB tryout. Retirement possible. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sports Hochi 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018 10/02
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YOM

2018 Yomiuri Giants Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
篠原慎平 Shinpei Shinohara [10/28] Shinohara is planning to attend the NPB tryouts. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 10/26
廖任磊 Jen-Lei Liao [11/28] The Lions announced that they reached an agreement with Liao. Seibu 11/28/2018 … [11/16] The Seibu Lions are interested. Sponichi 11/16/2018 … [10/28] Liao is interested in continuing to play. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 10/26
河野元貴 Genki Kawano [10/28] Kawano is planning to attend the NPB tryouts. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 10/26
中井大介 Daisuke Nakai [11/20] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Nakai. Yokohama 11/20/2018 … [11/17] The Bay Stars could be close to making an announcement about signing Nakai. Daily Sports 11/17/2018, Sponichi 11/17/2018 … [11/14] The media learned that the Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in Nakai. Things they like: he is right-handed, has some pop, and can play multiple positions. He is also still young at twenty-eight. They could make a formal offer soon. Sponichi 11/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/28] Nakai is interested in continuing to play. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 10/26
田中大輝 Daiki Tanaka [10/28] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/28/2018 10/26
松澤裕介 Yusuke Matsuzawa   10/26
與那原大剛 Hirotaka Yonahara [11/19] The Giants signed Yonahara to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5.1 million yen (down 700,000 from this season). He is working his way back from TJ surgery and is currently able to play catch at a distance of about forty meters. Sanspo 11/19/2018, Sponichi 11/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2018 … [10/03] He will most likely be offered and agree to an Ikusei contract. Daily Sports 10/3/2018 10/2
成瀬功亮 Kosuke Naruse [10/02] Not planning to attend NPB tryout. Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018 10/2
寺内崇幸 Takayuki Terauchi [10/12] Planning to retire. Yomiuri 10/12/2018 … [10/01] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018 10/2
青山誠 Makoto Aoyama   10/2
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LOT

2018 Chiba Lotte Marines Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
宮﨑敦次 Atsushi Miyazaki [10/01] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018 10/01
安江嘉純 Yoshizumi Yasue [10/01] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018 10/01
肘井竜蔵 Ryuzo Hijii [10/01] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018 10/01
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RAK

2018 Rakuten Eagles Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
鶴田圭祐 Keisuke Tsuruta [11/15] The Eagles announced that they signed Tsuruta to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5 million yen. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [10/30] Tsuruta could remain with an Ikusei contract. Sports Hochi 10/30/2018 10/30
フェルナンド Luciano Fernando [11/15] The Eagles signed Fernando to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated five million yen. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [10/29] Fernando could remain in the organization under an Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
枡田慎太郎 Shintaro Masuda [11/26] Masuda is planning to retire. Nikkan Sports 11/26/2018 … [11/03] The Chiba Lotte Marines might be interested. Nikkan Sports 11/3/2018 10/29
聖澤諒 Ryo Hijirisawa [11/23] Hijirisawa is planning to retire. Daily Sports 11/23/2018 10/29
吉持亮汰 Ryota Yoshimochi [11/16] The Eagles announced that they signed Yoshimochi to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5 million yen. Sports Hochi 11/16/2018 … [10/29] Yoshimochi could remain in the organization under an Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 11/16
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伊志嶺忠 Tadashi Ishimine [11/23] Ishimine is planning to retire. Daily Sports 11/23/2018 10/29
下妻貴寛 Takahiro Shimotsuma [11/15] The Eagles announced that they signed Shimotsuma to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5.5 million yen. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [10/29] Shimotsuma could remain in the organization under an Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
野元浩輝 Hiroki Nomoto [11/16] The Eagles announced that they signed Nomoto to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated 5 million yen. Sports Hochi 11/16/2018 … [10/29] Nomoto could remain in the organization under an Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 11/16
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寺岡寛治 Kanji Teraoka [11/15] The Eagles announced that they signed Teraoka to an Ikusei contract worth an estimated five million yen. Sports Hochi 11/15/2018 … [10/29] Teraoka could remain in the organization under an Ikusei contract. Nikkan Sports 10/29/2018 10/29
細川亨 Toru Hosokawa [12/06] The Marines announced that they reached an agreement with Hosokawa. Lotte 12/6/2018 … [10/14] The Marines are reportedly interested. Nikkan Sports 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018 … [10/05] Hosokawa was offered a job as coach, but he turned it down because he is not ready to retire. Sanspo 10/5/2018, Sponichi 10/5/2018, Daily Sports 10/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2018 10/5
小山雄輝 Yuki Koyama [10/19] The NPB formally listed Koyama as retired. Nikkan Sports 10/19/2018 … [10/18] Koyama has decided to retire. Sports Hochi 10/18/2018 … [10/01] Future undecided. Sports Hochi 10/1/2018 10/1
横山貴明 Takaaki Yokoyama   10/1
宮川将 Sho Miyagawa   10/1
入野貴大 Takahiro Irino   10/1
Takumi Deguchi   10/1
向谷拓巳 Takumi Mukaitani   10/1
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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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