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[11/23/2017] Yomiuri Giants release new primary mark

The Yomiuri Giants released the new primary mark they will be using beginning next year. The new mark has an orange G inside a black circle with orange and black borders. The G is located in between the year 1934 (the year the team was established) and above the word TOKYO (home area). Click the link below to see the new mark.

Source: Yomiuri 11/23/2017

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Yomiuri Giants Miyazaki Camp 60th Anniversary: Giants vs Hawks Old Timers Game

Former players from the Softbank Hawks and Yomiuri Giants will play an exhibition game next year on February 10.

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[11/22/2017] Seiji Kobayashi has surgery

The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 22 that Seiji Kobayashi had surgery to remove a skin abnormality from his buttocks at a hospital in Kanagawa on November 21. He will not be attending Fan Festa on November 23.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2017, Daily Sports 11/22/2017

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Kazuma Okamoto: Did You Know

2017

Okamoto’s uniform number will change from 38 to 25 for the 2018 season. He will become the thirtieth player in Yomiuri Giants history to wear the number.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017

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[11/8/2017] Shingo Usami hurts left wrist

Shingo Usami hurt his left wrist during a practice game against Hanwha on November 6. He may have suffered a fracture. He returned to Tokyo today and will undergo additional tests within the next few days.

NPB Enterprise announced today that Kenya Wakatsuki replaced Usami on the Asia Professional Baseball Championship roster.

Source: Daily Sports 11/8/2017, Sponichi 11/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017, Samurai Japan 11/8/2017

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[10/30/2017] Kota Nakagawa to miss fall camp

Kota Nakagawa took a batted ball off his right ankle during a Phoenix League game against Hiroshima on October 26. The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Nakagawa was taken off the Miyazaki fall camp roster because his ankle is still swollen and tender. He is scheduled to return to Tokyo.

Source: Nikkan Spots 10/30/2017

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[10/29/2017] Takehiro Donoue decides to retire

Thirty-two-year-old Takehiro Donoue announced that he will be retiring this year. He finalized his decision after he was told by the Yomiuri Giants that they were not going to offer him a contract for 2018.

Donoue visited Giants Stadium in Kawasaki today and told teammates and coaches about his decision. He told reporters he appreciated the extra three years the Giants gave him and was able to make the best of each day. He also told reporters a part of him still wanted to keep playing, but that that decision was not his to make.

The Dragons gave Donoue his start after they selected in the sixth round of the 2003 draft. He was released after the 2014 season and attended the joint tryouts. He managed to sign an Ikusei contract with the Giants in November and made it to the seventy-man roster during spring camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/29/2017, Sponichi 10/29/2017, Daily Sports 10/29/2017

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Yomiuri Giants: 2017 Fall Camp

Yomiuri Giants 2017 Fall Camp Details

November 1 (Wed) – November 19 (Sun)
Days Off: November 7 (Tue), 14 (Tue)
Practice Games: November 6 (Mon), 11 (Sat), 13 (Mon) at Himuka Stadium

Venue: KIRISHIMA Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki in Miyazaki

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[10/20/2017] Hayato Horioka has right elbow surgery

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Hayato Horioka had his right elbow cleaned out at a hospital in Chiba. There were  no complications during their procedure.

Source: Yomiuri 10/20/2017Nikkan Sports 10/20/2017

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Seiji Kobayashi: Did You Know

2017

October 18 – Kobayashi was named Fall Camp captain by Yoshinobu Takahashi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/19/2017

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