Tag Archive: Yokohama Bay Stars


[9/15/2018] Jay Jackson hurts hamstring

Jay Jackson hurt his left hamstring when he ran to cover first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Chunichi Dragons at Mazda Stadium on September 15. He was immediately removed from the game.

The Hiroshima Carp do not think the injury is serious. He is expected to go to the hospital for tests.

Source: Jiji 9/15/2018, Daily Sports 9/15/2018, Daily Sports 9/15/2018

[UPDATE 9/17 @ 5:18pm]

Jackson was taken off the active roster on September 16.

Source: Sanspo 9/16/2018


[9/15/2018] Yokohama planning to extend Neftali Soto’s contract

The media learned on September 13 that the Yokohama Bay Stars offered Neftali Soto a two-year deal. The Bay Stars hold an option for the 2019 season, but decided to tack on another year based on his performance this year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/14/2018, Sports Hochi 9/14/2018, Daily Sports 9/14/2018


[9/10/2018] Shigeru Kaga to retire after the season

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they received and accepted a request to retire from Shigeru Kaga.

More than the happy memories or the fun memories, I remember the difficult rehab I had to go through because of my injury. I was able to get this far with the support of the trainers and everyone else that supported me. There were times I received critical comments from the fans, but their warm support during my appearances helped push me over the top.

Thank you for the nine years. I am really grateful for being able to have a happy baseball life.

The team is fighting for a chance to make the Climax Series. I believe we will make the Climax Series and become champions this year. The Bay Stars have a lot of young players so please continue to support them!

Source: Yokohama 9/10/2018

[UPDATE 9/18 @ 4:18pm]

The Bay Stars announced that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Kaga after a game against the Chunichi Dragons on September 21 (Friday).

Source: Yokohama 9/18/2018


[9/10/2018] Last season for Taketoshi Goto

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Taketoshi Goto will retire after the current season.

I joined the Lions in 2002, became a member of the Bay Stars in 2012, and for sixteen years received a lot of support. Thank you.

I am very sorry that this personal announcement comes at a time when the team is fighting for a chance to make the Climax Series. The biggest reason why I decided to retire is because my body is no longer responding in the way that I want it to and I am no longer feeling satisfied with my hitting. I feel I have done all that I can because I don’t feel like there is anything more that I can do and because I have no regrets.

The loud cheering at Yokohama Stadium gave me goosebumps every time I got called in as a pinch-hitter. There is no doubt the DeNA Bay Stars cheering is number one among the twelve NPB teams. Thank you for everything.

Source: Yokohama 9/10/2018

[UPDATE 9/18 @ 4:20pm]

The Bay Stars announced that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Goto after a game against the Chunichi Dragons on September 22 (Saturday).

Source: Yokohama 9/18/2018


[9/8/2018] Yamato sits out game with ankle discomfort

Yamato was left out of the starting line-up against Yakult on September 8 because he felt discomfort in his left ankle during pre-game batting practice. He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Daily Sports 9/8/2018, Sanspo 9/8/2018, Sponichi 9/8/2018


Yokohama Bay Stars: 2018 Fall Camp

The Yokohama Bay Stars released preliminary information about their fall camp plans.

  • November 2 (Fri) – 19 (Mon)
  • Travel: November 1 (Thu) and after practices on November 19 (Mon)
  • Days off: November 7 (Wed), 13 (Tue)
  • Venue: Naze Sports Park Stadium in Amami, Kagoshima

Source: Yokohama 9/3/2018


[9/1/2018] Yudai Yamamoto disciplined for underage drinking

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on August 31 that they disciplined nineteen-year-old Yudai Yamamoto for underage drinking. The Bay Stars conducted an internal investigation over two days (August 29 and 30) after they received a tip via e-mail from someone outside of the organization on August 28. They learned that Yamamoto drank two to three beers at least three times since April. The Bay Stars issued Yamamoto a stern warning. He will also not be allowed to go out for the rest of the season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2018, ZakZak 8/31/2018, Sports Hochi 8/31/2018, Sponichi 8/31/2018, Daily Sports 8/31/2018


[8/20/2018] Takayuki Kajitani has shoulder cleaning surgery

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Takayuki Kajitani had surgery to clean his right shoulder at a hospital in Yokohama.

Kajitani suffered a fracture in his right ulna after he was hit by a pitch during a game against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He may have decided to have surgery on his shoulder after realizing his chances for a return from the fracture this season were low.

Source: Yokohama 8/20/2018, Sports Hochi 8/20/2018


Yudai Yamamoto: Did You Know



August 19 vs Hiroshima at Yokohama Stadium – Yamamoto blasted a home run in the first plate appearance of his Ichi-gun career (pinch-hitter in the eighth, runner on first, off Tetsuya Iida).

Source: Daily Sports 8/19/2018, Sponichi 8/19/2018


[8/14/2018] Kazuki Kamizato taken off active roster

Kazuki Kamizato took a pitch off the outer part of his right foot during a game against the Hanshin Tigers on August 12. There is a possibility he may have suffered a fracture. He was taken off the active roster on August 13.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/12/2018, Sponichi 8/12/2018

[UPDATE 8/14 @ 8:50pm]

Kamizato was examined at a hospital on August 13 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot. He could require a month to two months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2018, Sports Hochi 8/14/2018, Daily Sports 8/14/2018

NPB Standings [Full]
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
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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