The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Yuhei Nakaushiro. They want a chance to see him live and are planning to evaluate him during a private tryout.
[UPDATE 6/28 @ 11:12am]
Nakaushiro has been participating in Ni-gun practices at Bay Stars Stadium in Yokosuka, Kanagawa since June 26. He threw twenty-five pitches in the bullpen on June 27.
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 10:29pm]
Nakaushiro tossed batting practice to Hyuma Matsui, Toi Kamei and Taishi Kusumoto on June 29. He faced seven batters, threw nineteen pitches, allowed one could-be hit, recorded four infield grounders, struck out two, and topped out at 144km/h.
[UPDATE 6/29 @ 11:31pm]
The Bay Stars are planning to make Nakaushiro an offer. He still has to pass his physical.
Source: Sponichi 6/29/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers are interested in twenty-eight-year-old Yuhei Nakaushiro. The pitcher has spent the last two years in the United States. Upon returing to Japan last month, he told reporters it was not as simple as saying that he was going to play in the Majors next year and that he would be open to playing in Japan if there were interested teams.
The Tigers made some history when five of their relievers reached sixty appearances and six reached fifty. Nakaushiro would give the Tigers a little room to breath if the heavy workload from this year leads to problems next year.
Source: Sports Hochi 10/8/2017
[UPDATE 11/28 @ 3:26pm]
Nakaushiro is interested in remaining in the Diamondbacks organization.
Source: Sponichi 11/28/20170 Comments
Yuhei Nakaushiro is currently working out in Saitama. He has received offers from teams in Japan, but is planning to continue playing in the United States next year.
Nakaushiro was selected by the Chiba Lotte Marines during the second round of the 2011 draft. He spent four years in the Lotte organization before he was released in 2015. He was set to play for the Musashi Heat Bears in 2016, but was “discovered” by an MLB scout through a TV program about players that were released at the end of the season. He attended spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks and then later signed a minor league deal. He made it as high as triple-A this year.0 Comments