Toshihiro Sugiura tossed a bullpen session at the Kamagaya facilities on December 15. He threw forty pitches to a standing catcher, then fifteen to a squatting catcher.
Sugiura had problems with his right shoulder earlier this year and had not tossed a session since April. He was then traded to the Nippon Ham Fighters in July.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows and Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement on a one-for-one trade. The Swallows will send twenty-five year-old pitcher Toshihiro Sugiura to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old catcher Shogo Yagi.
[UPDATE 7/26 @ 12:10am]
The Swallows held a press conference for Yagi on July 25. He was assigned the uniform number 58.
Source: Yakult 7/25/2017
[UPDATE 7/26 @ 7:28pm]
The Fighters held a press conference for Sugiura today. He was assigned the uniform number 57.
Source: Nippon Ham 7/26/20170 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced today that Toshihiro Sugiura (24) filed marriage papers with TV Tokyo reporter Asami Konno (29) on January 1.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced the following uniform number changes on November 24:
Source: Yakult announcement0 Comments