Tag Archive: Player Trade


[12/4/2016] Yomiuri sends Koyama to Rakuten for Kakizawa

The Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles announced today that they agreed on a one-for-one player trade that will send twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Yuki Koyama up North for twenty-two-year-old infielder Takahiro Kakizawa.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Rakuten announcement

[UPDATE 12/5 @ 5:53pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Kakizawa at the team offices in Otemachi on December 5. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 6:04pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Koyama at Kobo Stadium on December 6. He was assigned the uniform number 63.

Source: Daily Sports 12/6/2016



[11/1/2016] Trade: Yomiuri sends Ota, Kumon to Nippon Ham for Yoshikawa, Ishikawa

The media learned today that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters agree on a two-for-two player trade. The Giants will send twenty-six-year-old Taishi Ota and twenty-four-year-old Katsuhiko Kumon to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old Mitsuo Yoshikawa and twenty-three-year-old Shingo Ishikawa.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016, Sports Hochi 11/2/2016

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 5:43pm]

Both teams posted official announcements about the trade.

According to Tokyo Sports, the Giants have already assigned uniform numbers and made adjustments to current assignments.

  • Yoshikawa – 21
  • Ishikawa – 49
  • Sakurai, Toshiki from 21 to 36
  • Nakai, Daisuke from 36 to 61
  • Wada, Ren from 61 to 67

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Nippon Ham announcement, Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016



[7/17/2016] Yakult’s Ryosuke Yagi headed to Orix for Kazuki Kondo

The Orix Buffaloes and Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send Ryosuke Yagi to Orix for Kazuki Kondo.

The trade is expected to helps both teams fill holes on their roster: the Swallows were looking for extra options for their starting rotation while the Buffaloes were in need of a left-hander for their staff.

The Buffaloes will hold a press conference for Yagi on July 21. He has been assigned the uniform number 65.

Source: Yakult announcement, Orix announcement, Daily Sports 7/17/2016

[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:51pm]

The Swallows held a press conference for Kondo today. He was assigned the uniform number 70.

Source: Yakult announcement

[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:43pm]

The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yagi earlier today.

Source: Orix announcement



[4/11/2016] Yomiuri, Nippon Ham agree on one-for-one trade

The Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters agreed on a trade on April 11 that will send Susumu Orui (25) to Nippon Ham for Masahiro Inui (27). Both teams are expected to make an announcement soon.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2016, Sports Hochi 4/11/2016

[UPDATE @ 2:19pm]

The Giants announced that Inui will be assigned the uniform number 60.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

[UPDATE @ 2:33pm]

The Fighters also posted an announcement. They have not yet assigned Orui a uniform number.

Source: Nippon Ham announcement

[UPDATE 4/12 @ 8:23pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Inui earlier today.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

The Fighters announced that Orui was assigned the uniform number 32.

Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2016

NPB Standings [Full]
Hiroshima 69 43 25 1
Hanshin 66 37 29 0
Yokohama 69 33 34 2
Chunichi 70 30 37 3
Yomiuri 68 30 38 0
Yakult 68 26 41 1
Rakuten 64 42 21 1
Softbank 70 44 26 0
Seibu 66 36 28 2
Orix 68 31 36 1
Nippon Ham 67 28 39 0
Lotte 69 21 47 1
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