The Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants announced today that the Lions selected twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Hayato Takagi as part of their compensation package for losing thirty-year-old pitcher Ryoma Nogami to the Giants via free agency.
Takagi spent three years in the Yomiuri organization after being selected in the third round of the 2014 draft. In sixty-seven games and 308.0 innings of work, he went 15-21 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.
[UPDATE 12/20 @ 2:45pm]
The Lions held a press conference for Takagi today. He was assigned the uniform number 20.
Source: Seibu 12/20/2017
Nippon Ham Fighters’ General Manager Hiroshi Yoshimura told reporters on December 11 that they received a list of unprotected players from the Orix Buffaloes (free agent compensation for Hirotoshi Masui). They will decide what to do once they also receive a list from the Chunichi Dragons (free agent compensation for Shota Ono).
Source: Sponichi 12/12/2017
[UPDATE 12/21 @ 2:11am]
The Fighters received a list of players from the Chunichi Dragons on December 20. They decided to go with money-only compensation for Masui.
Source: Tokyo Sports 12/20/2017
[UPDATE 1/14 @ 5:49pm]
The Fighters decided to go with money-only compensation for Ono as well.
[UPDATE 1/17 @ 3:57pm]
According to Tokyo Sports, the Fighters wanted Hitoki Iwase as compensation for losing Ono, but backed off after the veteran threatened to retire. The Dragons left Iwase off their list of protected players because they did not think the Fighters would pick him.
Source: Tokyo Sports 1/17/20180 Comments
Seibu Lions’ official Haruhiko Suzuki told the media on December 11 that they received a list of unprotected players from the Yomiuri Giants. The Lions will check the list to see if there is a player they want as part of their compensation package for losing Ryoma Nogami. They are hoping to reach a decision by December 25.
[UPDATE 12/14 @ 4:50pm]
The Lions are planning to select a player as part of their compensation package. Pitching is a priority, but they are also open to selection a position player as well.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers told the media on December 9 that they received a list of unprotected players from the Yokohama Bay Stars. The two teams announced today that the Tigers selected twenty-two-year-old Yuya Onaka as part of their compensation package for losing Yamato to the Bay Stars via free agency.
Yokohama selected Onaka in the sixth round of the 2016 draft out of Hiroshima Keizai University. He pitched in eleven Ichi-gun games this season, all in relief, and allowed sixteen runs (fourteen earned) over 19.1 innings of work. He went 1-1 with a 6.52 ERA and 1.91 WHIP.
[UPDATE 12/18 @ 9:55pm]
The Tigers held a press conference for Onaka today. He was assigned the uniform number 27.
Source: Hanshin 12/18/2017
See also:0 Comments