The Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles announced today that they agreed on a one-for-one player trade that will send twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Yuki Koyama up North for twenty-two-year-old infielder Takahiro Kakizawa.
[UPDATE 12/5 @ 5:53pm]
The Giants held a press conference for Kakizawa at the team offices in Otemachi on December 5. He was assigned the uniform number 59.
Source: Yomiuri announcement
[UPDATE 12/6 @ 6:04pm]
The Eagles held a press conference for Koyama at Kobo Stadium on December 6. He was assigned the uniform number 63.
Source: Daily Sports 12/6/20160 Comments
Takahiro Kakizawa, Rakuten
16 G, 21-for-41, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 1 SB, .477 BA
Kakizawa played mostly second base in July. He led the league in batting average. He played a big part in the team’s 11-6 finish in July. He was added to the seventy-man roster on July 31.
Go Kamamoto, Softbank
18 G, 24-for-69, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 4 SB, .400 BA
Kamamoto made the starting line-up in sixteen of his team’s eighteen games in July. He led the league in batting average and hits. He was tied for first in RBI and stolen bases. His on base percentage (.456) and slugging percentage (.583) were also top in the league.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced that they added Ikusei player Takahiro Kakizawa to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 051 to 94.
Source: Rakuten announcement