Tag Archive: Yokohama Bay Stars


[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

[UPDATE 1/21/2019 @ 11:25am]

Kajitani is hoping to be in game-shape by early March. He recently played catch at a distance of about sixty meters.

Source: Sponichi 1/21/2019


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


[8/1/2018] Takayuki Kajitani leaves game after taking pitch off wrist

Takayuki Kajitani was hit by a pitch near his right wrist during his first at bat in the second inning against the Yomiuri Giants on August 1. He was taken out of the game as a precaution and will be examined at a hospital. The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to taken him off the active roster on August 2 because of pain and swelling.

Source: Sanspo 8/1/2018, Sponichi 8/1/2018, Sports Hochi 8/1/2018

[UPDATE 8/3 @ 5:21am]

Kajitani was examined at a hospital in Yokohama on August 2 and diagnosed with a fracture in his right ulna. He was taken off the active roster on the same day. Alex Ramirez told reporters he was uncertain how long Kajitani will be out and that he did not require surgery.

Source: Daily Sports 8/2/2018, Sports Hochi 8/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/2/2018, Sponichi 8/1/2018


[7/26/2018] Yokohama to add Jo Tamura to seventy-man roster

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they will add twenty-five-year-old Ikusei pitcher Jo Tamura to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 103 to 92.

Tamura pitched in twenty-five Ni-gun games this year. He went 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA over 28.2 innings of work.

Source: Yokohama 7/26/2018, Daily Sports 7/26/2018, Sponichi 7/26/2018, Sports Hochi 7/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2018


[7/21/2018] Masayuki Kuwahara’s hit for the cycle on Friday

Masayuki Kuwahara hit for the cycle during Friday night’s game against the Hanshin Tigers at Yokohama Stadium. He became the sixty-seventh player (accomplished seventy-two times) in NPB history, thirty-fourth (accomplished thirty-seven times) in Central League history, and seventh (accomplished nine times) in Yokohama history, first since Boi Rodriguez on July 27, 2002, to achieve the feat. Kuwahara joined Sachio Kinugasa (July 7, 1976), Akinobu Mayumi (May 20, 1979), Rainel Rosario (September 2, 2014), and Yohei Oshima (July 20, 2016) as the only players in NPB history to record a lead-off home run in the first inning while hitting for the cycle.

  • 1st inning – lead off home run
  • 2nd inning – single to left
  • 4th inning – triple to right
  • 6th inning – walk
  • 8th inning – double to left-center

Softbank’s Yuki Yanagita (April 21) and Yakult’s Tetsuto Yamada (July 9) have also hit for the cycle this year.

Source: Chunichi 7/20/2018, Daily Sports 7/20/2018, Sports Hochi 7/20/2018, Sponichi 7/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/21/2018, Tokyo Sports 7/21/2018


[7/18/2018] Bay Stars enter strategic partnership with ABL’s Cavalry

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that they entered into a strategic partnership with the Australian Baseball League’s Canberra Cavalry. The partnership will allow the Bay Stars to send players and staff to gain experience with Canberra during the 2018-2019 season (or NPB’s off season). The partnership should also allow the Bay Stars to explore other opportunities to improve their organization.

Source: Yokohama 7/18/2018, Daily Sports 7/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/18/2018, Sanspo 7/18/2018, Sponichi 7/18/2018

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