Tag Archive: Yakult Swallows

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[11/16/2017] Yakult Swallows sign Shotaro Tashiro

Shotaro Tashiro went 1-for-4 (F9, Ks, 1B9, Fo3) during the twelve team tryouts on November 15. The Yakult Swallows are looking to pick up one player from the tryout and they appear interested in the twenty-seven-year-old outfielder.

Source: Sponichi 11/16/2017, Sanspo 11/16/2017

[UPDATE 11/18 @ 2:59am]

The Swallows announced on November 17 that they signed Tashiro.

Source: Yakult 11/17/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/17/2017, Daily Sports 11/17/2017

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[11/11/2017] Softbank sends Hiroki Yamada to Yakult

The Softbank Hawks announced on November 11 that they agreed to a trade that will send twenty-nine-year-old Hiroki Yamada to the Yakult Swallows. No other players will be exchanged.

Yamada was assigned the uniform number 34 by the Swallows. He will join their fall camp in Matsuyama on November 12.

Source: Yakult 11/11/2017, Softbank 11/11/2017

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[11/10/2017] Yakult Swallows: uniform number changes

The Yakult Swallows announced the following uniform number changes on November 10:

  • Ren Kazahari = 32 → 64
  • Koji Yamakawa = 55 → 69

Source: Yakult 11/10/2017

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2018 Yakult Swallows Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 小川 淳司 Ogawa, Junji 80 60
Pitching Coach 田畑 一也 Tabata, Kazuya 89 48
Pitching Coach 石井 弘寿 Ishii, Hirotoshi 98 40
Hitting Coach 石井 琢朗 Ishii, Takuro 81 47
Hitting Coach 宮出 隆自 Miyade, Ryuji 76 40
Infield/Base Coach 土橋 勝征 Dobashi, Katsuyuki 95 48
Outfield/Base Coach 河田 雄祐 Kawada, Yusuke 71 49
Battery Coach 野口 寿浩 Noguchi, Toshihiro 90 46
Roving Coach 杉村 繁 Sugimura, Shigeru 74 60

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 高津 臣吾 Takatsu, Shingo 99 48
Chief Coach 三木 肇 Miki, Hajime 88 40
Pitching Coach 赤堀 元之 Akahori, Motoyuki 83 47
Pitching Coach 小野寺 力 Onodera, Chikara 72 36
Hitting Coach 松元 ユウイチ Matsumoto, Yuichi 82 36
Hitting Coach 北川 博敏 Kitagawa, Hirotoshi 85 45
Infield/Base Coach 森岡 良介 Morioka, Ryosuke 75 33
Outfield/Base Coach 福地 寿樹 Fukuchi, Kazuki 73 41
Battery Coach 野村 克則 Nomura, Katsunori 78 44

Source: Yakult 11/9/2017

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[11/9/2017] Shohei Tateyama had shoulder and elbow surgery

The media learned on November 8 that Shohei Tateyama had surgery on his right shoulder and elbow at a hospital in Gunma in early-October. He is already working out with the rehab group at the Toda facilities in Saitama and has resumed light throwing. There is no timetable on his full recovery. Tateyama will be in the final year of a three-year deal next season.

Source: Sponichi 11/9/2017, Sports Hochi 11/9/2017

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[11/8/2017] Yakult Swallows keeping an eye on Tony Barnette

The Yakult Swallows are keeping an eye on their old closer, thirty-three-year-old Tony Barnette. He spent six years in the Yakult organization before he returned to the United States and signed with the Texas Rangers after the 2015 season. Barnette recently became a free agent when the Rangers declined his team option.

The Swallows cannot compete financially with other MLB teams, but may be interested if he is open to returning to Japan.

Source: Daily Sports 11/8/2017

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Ryota Fujii: Did You Know

2017

Fujita’s registered position is expected to change from catcher to infielder in 2018. The Yakult Swallows still see him as a catcher, but also want him to play the infield.

Source: Sponichi 11/8/2017

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Yoshinori Sato: Did You Know

2017

The Yakult Swallows are trying out Mizuno’s MAQ. It is a device that measures ball movement (spin, axis, and velocity). Yoshinori gave the ball a try during a bullpen session on November 6 and hit 2,022 rotations.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/7/2017, Sponichi 11/7/2017

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Yakult Swallows: 2017 Fall Camp

Yakult Swallows 2017 Fall Camp Details

November 2 (Thu) – November 21 (Tue)
Days Off: November 8 (Wed), 14 (Tue)

Venue: Botchan Stadium in Matsuyama, Ehime

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[10/10/2017] Yuhei Nakamura to be named next Swallows’ chief player rep

The media learned on October 9 that twenty-seven-year-old Yuhei Nakamura is slated to become the Swallows’ next chief player representative. He will be taking over for twenty-nine-year-old Shingo Kawabata (2016-2017). An official announcement will be made during Fan Appreciation Day on November 23.

Source: Sanspo 10/10/2017

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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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