Tag Archive: Yomiuri Giants

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Yasuyuki Kataoka (Yomiuri Giants): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

February 13 – The Yomiuri Giants announced that Kataoka filed marriage papers with talento Becky in January 2019.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/13/2019, Sponichi 2/13/2019, Daily Sports 2/13/2019

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Nobutaka Imamura (Yomiuri): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 26 – The Giants announced that Imamura (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Kanagawa on January 23.

Source: Daily Sports 1/26/2019, Sponichi 1/26/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/26/2019

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Koji Uehara (Yomiuri): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

January 12 – Uehara owns about seven houses/properties. He has two places in the United States (including one in Florida) and two apartments in Japan. He also owns an apartment complex.

Source: Sponichi 1/12/2019, Daily Sports 1/12/2019

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[1/7/2019] Hiroshima selects Hisayoshi Chono as part of FA comp package

The Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp announced that thirty-four-year-old Hisayoshi Chono will be heading to Hiroshima as part of a compensation package for losing Yoshihiro Maru to the Giants via free agency. The Carp will also get fifty percent of Maru’s salary from 2018 (an estimated 150 million yen).

Source: Yomiuri 1/7/2019, Sponichi 1/7/2019, Daily Sports 1/7/2019

[UPDATE 1/10 @ 6:18pm]

The Carp announced that Chono was assigned the uniform number 5. He was also offered the number 9, but turned it down because he feels it will look better on Takayoshi Noma in the future. The uniform 9 was worn by Yoshihiro Maru between 2014 and 2018.

Source: Daily Sports 1/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2019

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Yukinori Kishida (Yomiuri): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 5 – The media learned on January 4 that Kishida filed marriage papers with a woman from Osaka in July 2018.

Source: Sponichi 1/5/2019, Sanspo 1/5/2019

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[12/29/2018] Yomiuri Giants reach agreement with Ryan Cook

The Yomiuri Giants announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old Ryan Cook. He is slated to arrive in Japan in late-January and will be assigned the uniform number 24. According to media reports, his salary will be an estimated 1.3 million US dollars.

Source: Yomiuri 12/29/2018, Daily Sports 12/29/2018, Sanspo 12/29/2018, Sponichi 12/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/29/2018

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[12/20/2018] Yomiuri Giants uniform number changes

The Yomiuri Giants announced the following uniform numbers changes:

  • Shun Yamaguchi = 42 → 11
  • Tomoyuki Sugano = 19 → 18
  • Koji Uehara = 11 → 19
  • Kazuto Taguchi = 90 → 28
  • Seishu Hatake = 28 → 31
  • Toshiki Sakurai = 36 → 35
  • C. C. Mercedes = 95 → 42
  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa = 21 → 47
  • Taylor Jungmann = 39 → 49
  • Shingo Usami = 27 → 32
  • Daiki Yoshikawa = 68 → 00
  • Shunta Tanaka = 63 → 51
  • Daiki Masuda = 98 → 63
  • Shingo Ishikawa = 49 → 36
  • Soichiro Tateoka = 58 → 39
  • Alex Guerrero = 5 → 44
  • Hirotaka Yonahara = 91 → 023

Source: Yomiuri 12/20/2018

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[12/20/2018] Seibu selects Tetsuya Utsumi as part of FA compensation

The Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants announced today that the Lions selected thirty-six-year-old Tetsuya Utsumi as part of their free agent compensation package for Ginjiro Sumitani. The Giants released the following statement from Utsumi:

Being a part of the Giants over the last fifteen years, with support from the best fans in Japan, is my greatest memory. I am grateful to all my teammates. I take great pride in the things I have accomplished with this amazing team, like leading the league in wins and being a player rep. I will apply everything I learned with the Giants and do my best with the new team I will be joining. To the Giants, I look forward to facing you at the Nippon Series. To the fans, please continue to support me.

Source: Seibu 12/20/2018, Yomiuri 12/20/2018

[UPDATE 12/22 @ 5:17am]

The Lions held a press conference for Utsumi on December 21. He was assigned the uniform number 27.

Source: Seibu 12/21/2018

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[12/20/2018] Yomiuri, Nippon Ham to play exhibition games against Seattle and Oakland

According to a report by Sponichi, the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters will play exhibition games games against the Seattle Marines and Oakland Athletics next year before the MLB’s Opening Series at Tokyo Dome.

Exhibition Games at Tokyo Dome

  • March 17 and 18
    • Yomiuri Giants vs Seattle Marines
    • Nippon Ham Fighters vs Oakland Athletics

Source: Sponichi 12/20/2018, Sponichi 12/20/2018

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[12/14/2018] Koji Uehara to sign new contract with Yomiuri Giants

The media learned on December 13 that there were strong indications that Koji Uehara was going to return to the Yomiuri Giants next year. Uehara confirmed the rumors through Twitter this morning.

Good morning everyone!

It is just as this morning’s papers mention, I will be playing for the Giants again next year.

I know there all kinds of opinions about this, but I will be happy if you can support me.

Thank you.

Source: Tweet 12/14/2018, Daily Sports 12/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018

[UPDATE 12/15 @ 3:07am]

Uehara spoke to the media after finalizing his contract with the Giants on December 14. He was assigned the uniform number 19 (he wore 11 this year) and agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty million yen. Uehara told reporters he did not receive offers from other teams.

Source: Yomiuri 12/14/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/14/2018, ZakZak 12/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018, Daily Sports 12/14/2018, Daily Sports 12/14/2018, Sponichi 12/14/2018

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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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