Tag Archive: Player Trade

YOM RAK

[7/26/2017] Rakuten Eagles acquire Luis Cruz in cash trade

The Rakuten Eagles announced today that they reached an agreement to acquire thirty-three-year-old Luis Cruz from the Yomiuri Giants for cash. He was assigned the uniform number 67.

The Eagles held a press conference for Cruz today and he went 1-for-4 with an RBI in tonight’s game against the Softbank Hawks.

The Eagles were looking for some infield help after losing both Kazuya Fujita and Eigoro Mogi to injuries. The recent injury to Carlos Peguero also opened up a foreign player slot on their active roster.

Source: Rakuten 7/26/2017

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YAK HAM

[7/24/2017] Yakult sends T. Sugiura to Nippon Ham for S. Yagi

The Yakult Swallows and Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement on a one-for-one trade. The Swallows will send twenty-five year-old pitcher Toshihiro Sugiura to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old catcher Shogo Yagi.

Source: Yakult 7/24/2017, Nippon Ham 7/24/2017, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2017, Sponichi 7/24/2017

[UPDATE 7/26 @ 12:10am]

The Swallows held a press conference for Yagi on July 25. He was assigned the uniform number 58.

Source: Yakult 7/25/2017

[UPDATE 7/26 @ 7:28pm]

The Fighters held a press conference for Sugiura today. He was assigned the uniform number 57.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/26/2017

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YOK HAM

[7/6/2017] Bay Stars, Fighters agree on one-to-one trade

The Yokohama Bay Stars and Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send pitcher Edwin Escobar to Yokohama for catcher Toshiki Kurobane.

Source: Yokohama 7/6/2017, Nippon Ham 7/6/2017Daily Sports 7/6/2017

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 12:25am]

The Bay Stars held a press conference for Escobar on July 6. He was assigned the uniform number 62.

Source: Yokohama 7/6/2017

[UPDATE 7/7 @ 4:54pm]

The Fighters held a press conference for Kurobane today. His uniform number will be 42.

Source: Nippon Ham 7/7/2017

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YOM RAK

[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

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YOM HAM

[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

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YAK ORI

[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

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YOM HAM

[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

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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
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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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