The Yakult Swallows announced uniform numbers changes for the following three players:
Source: Yakult 11/19/20180 Comments
September 15 vs Hanshin at Koshien Stadium – Kondo notched his fortieth save point of the year and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-nine was set by Josh Lueke in 2016.
September 23 vs Chunichi at Nagoya Dome – Kondo recorded his thirty-fifth hold and set a new Swallows record. The previous record of thirty-four was set by Kenichi Matsuoka in 2010.
October 9 vs Yokohama at Jingu Stadium – Kondo pitched in his seventy-fourth game of the season and tied Ryo Akiyoshi’s 2015 Swallows record for games in a season by a pitcher.
Source: Sponichi 10/9/20180 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes and Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement on a trade that will send Ryosuke Yagi to Orix for Kazuki Kondo.
The trade is expected to helps both teams fill holes on their roster: the Swallows were looking for extra options for their starting rotation while the Buffaloes were in need of a left-hander for their staff.
The Buffaloes will hold a press conference for Yagi on July 21. He has been assigned the uniform number 65.
[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:51pm]
The Swallows held a press conference for Kondo today. He was assigned the uniform number 70.
Source: Yakult announcement
[UPDATE 7/21 @ 11:43pm]
The Buffaloes held a press conference for Yagi earlier today.
Source: Orix announcement0 Comments