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2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Senryokugai

Name JPN Name ENG Notes Official
須田幸太 Kota Suda [12/16] Suda will continue his career with his former team, JFE Higashi Nihon. Sponichi 12/16/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/16/2018, Sponichi 12/16/2018 … [10/01] Undecided. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/1/2018, Sanspo 10/1/2018 10/3
福地元春 Motoharu Fukuchi [11/29] Not ready to retire. Sanspo 11/29/2018 10/3
野川拓斗 Takuto Nogawa   10/3
亀井塔生 Toi Kamei   10/3
田中浩康 Hiroyasu Tanaka [10/11] Planning to retire. Sponichi 10/11/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018 10/3
網谷圭将 Keisho Amiya [12/14] Amiya will play for the Industrial League’s Yamaha next year. He is hoping to make it back to the NPB at some point in the future. Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018 10/3
武白志 Musashi Yamamoto [11/26] Yamamoto decided to retire. Nikkan Sports 11/26/2018, Sanspo 11/26/2018 10/3
荒波翔 Sho Aranami [12/18] Aranami is thinking about pursuing opportunities in the United States. Sports Hochi 12/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/18/2018 … [11/29] Still not ready to retire. Sanspo 11/29/2018 … [10/01] Wants to keep playing. Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/1/2018, Sanspo 10/1/2018 10/3
白根尚貴 Naoki Shirane   10/3

[9/30/2018] Yakult and Yokohama use combined forty-eight players in Ni-gun game

The Yakult Swallows and Yokohama Bay Stars set a new Eastern League record by using a combined forty-eight players during a game at Yokosuka Stadium earlier today. The Bay Stars won the game, 4-2.

Other records:

  • new record: most pitchers in one game by two teams – Yakult and Yokohama, seventeen
  • new record: most pitchers in one game by one team – Yokohama, eleven
  • tie record: most players in one game by one team – Yokohama, twenty-seven

Source: Sanspo 9/30/2018


[9/22/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars top two million in attendance

The Yokohama Bay Stars topped two million in attendance after their final home game of the season (seventy-two). Yokohama reached two million in attendance for the first time since attendance records became public in 2005.

Source: Yokohama 9/22/2018



[9/18/2018] Spencer Patton fined for September 14 ejection

Spencer Patton was ejected from a game against the Yomiuri Giants on September 14. Kazuma Okamoto swung at a pitch that hit him near the right thumb. The home plate umpire gave Okamoto first on a hit-by-pitch, but Patton felt it was a swing. Alex Ramirez appealed the call, but the call was upheld. Patton was not pleased and strongly argued the call. He threw his glove to the ground after he was tossed from the game.

The NPB announced today that they handed Patton a 100,000 yen fine and gave him a stern warning.

Source: NPB 9/18/2018


[9/17/2018] Tomo Otosaka to play winter ball in Mexico

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on September 16 that Tomo Otosaka will play winter ball in Mexico. He will head to Mexico to play for Yaquis de la Ciudad Obregon after the NPB season. He will remain with the team until the end of January 2019.

Source: Yokohama 9/16/2018


[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

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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