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[11/13/2018] Hiroki Uemoto to stay with Hanshin for at least one more year

Thirty-two-year-old Hiroki Uemoto spoke to the media today after working out at the Naruohama facilities and said that he decided not to exercise his domestic free agent option. He will remain with the Hanshin Tigers for at least one more year. He was also offered a multi-year deal, but he opted for the one-year deal because he felt it was more appropriate based on his current status (he is working his way back from left knee surgery).

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/13/2018, Sponichi 11/13/2018, Daily Sports 11/13/2018, Sports Hochi 11/13/2018, Sanspo 11/13/2018

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[11/1/2018] Masaki Tanigawa hurts left leg during fall camp practices

Masaki Tanigawa hurt his left leg during base-running practices at fall camp in Aki, Kochi earlier today. He may have twisted something. He was taken to a hospital in Aki for tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2018, Sports Hochi 11/1/2018

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:03am]

Tanigawa was diagnosed with a ligament injury and set back to Osaka.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2018, Tokyo Sports 11/1/2018

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2018 Hanshin Tigers Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 近本 光司
Chikamoto, Koji
OF 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
L L 170 72 1994/11/09 A B B B A A
2 小幡 竜平
Obata, Ryuhei
INF 延岡学園高
Nobeoka Gakuen HS
R L 181 73 2000/09/21 B C B C C B
3 木浪 聖也
Kinami, Seiya
INF Honda R L 178 80 1994/06/15 B B B C   C
4 齋藤 友貴哉
Saito, Yukiya
P Honda R L 184 90 1995/01/05 B A A B B A
5 川原 陸
Kawahara, Riku
P 創成館高
Soseikan HS
L L 184 80 2000/12/12 C B C   C C
6 湯浅 京己
Yuasa, Atsuki
P 富山 (BCL)
Toyama
R R 183 88 1999/07/17 B B B C B B
I1 片山 雄哉
Katayama, Yuya
C 福井 (BCL)
Fukui
R L 177 83 1994/06/18 B C B   C C

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[10/24/2018] Takashi Toritani wants another shot at shortstop

Thirty-seven-year-old Takashi Toritani had a chance to talk to new manager Akihiro Yano during the first day of fall practices on October 23 and told him how he wanted time to practice at short and ultimately, another shot a winning the everyday job. Toritani wants no favors and no promises, just a chance. Yano seems open to the idea. He wanted to know what was important to the veteran and is planning to give him a fair and equal shot at the position.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/24/2018, Daily Sports 10/24/2018, Daily Sports 10/24/2018, Sponichi 10/24/2018, Sanspo 10/23/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/23/2018

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Hanshin Tigers: 2018 Fall Camp

The Hanshin Tigers released some information about fall camp:

Source: Hanshin 10/23/2018

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Hanshin Tigers 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
88 監督
Manager
矢野 燿大
Akihiro Yano
81 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
清水 雅治
Masaji Shimizu
85 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
福原 忍
Shinobu Fukuhara
73 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
金村 曉
Satoru Kanemura
89 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
藤井 彰人
Akihito Fujii
79 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
濱中 治
Osamu Hamanaka
76 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
平野 恵一
Keiichi Hirano
71 内野守備走塁コーチ
Infield/Base Coach
久慈 照嘉
Teruyoshi Kuji
74 内野守備走塁コーチ
Infield/Base Coach
藤本 敦士
Atsushi Fujimoto
96 外野守備走塁コーチ
Outfield/Base Coach
筒井 壮
So Tsutsui
91 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
伊藤 敦規
Atsunori Ito

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
78 監督
Manager
平田 勝男
Katsuo Hirata
70 チーフコーチ
Chief Coach
高代 延博
Nobuhiro Takashiro
90 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
香田 勲男
Isao Koda
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
高橋 建
Ken Takahashi
82 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
山田 勝彦
Katsuhiko Yamada
83 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
新井 良太
Ryota Arai
87 守備走塁コーチ
Fielding/Base Coach
中村 豊
Yutaka Nakamura
86 育成コーチ
Ikusei Coach
安藤 優也
Yuya Ando
84 育成兼分析担当コーチ
Ikusei/Analysis Coach
日高 剛
Takeshi Hidaka

Source: Hanshin 10/22/2018

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[10/19/2018] Naomasa Yokawa had surgery on his right elbow

The Hanshin Tigers announced today that Naomasa Yokawa had surgery to clean his right elbow at a hospital in Osaka.

Yokawa played in seventy-five games this season. But he had problems with his right elbow and was taken off the active roster on August 12. He returned to the active roster on August 28 and managed to finish out the season at Ichi-gun. He decided to have the surgery because he wants to be at 100 percent for next season.

Source: Hanshin 10/19/2018, Sports Hochi 10/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/19/2018, Daily Sports 10/19/2018

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[10/19/2018] Takumi Akiyama has surgery on right knee

Takumi Akiyama had surgery to clean out his right knee at a hospital in Osaka. The Hanshin Tigers announced that Akiyama was discharged from the hospital on October 18. Akiyama started having problems with his knee after he picked up his fifth victory of the year on June 7.

Source: Hanshin 10/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/18/2018, Sponichi 10/19/2018

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[10/16/2018] Ryosuke Ogata hurts right knee

Ryosuke Ogata hurt his right knee during a Phoenix League game against Nippon Ham on October 15. He suffered the injury while attempting to steal second after reaching base on a walk in the second inning. He was unable to walk and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. He was examined at a hospital in Miayzaki and diagnosed with a sprain in his right knee.

Source: Sanspo 10/16/2018

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[10/15/2018] Akihiro Yano to take over as new Tigers Ichi-gun Manager

The Hanshin Tigers announced that Akihiro Yano accepted their offer to become their next Ichi-gun manager.

Notes from various reports:

Source: Hanshin 10/15/2018, Sanspo 10/15/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/15/2018, ZakZak 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018, Sports Hochi 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018

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