Relationships and Family
January 12 – Tanigawa (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old from Fukuoka on January 11.0 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced that they added twenty-seven-year-old Jefry Marte to their roster. He was assigned the uniform number 31. According to media reports, Marte agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated one million US dollars.
The media also learned that the team official sent to the Dominican Republic to finalize Marte’s contract was assisted by former Tiger Mauro Gomez.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers announced that the Buffaloes selected twenty-four-year-old Daichi Takeyasu as part of their free agent compensation package for Yuki Nishi. The Tigers released the following comment from Takeyasu.
I’m surprised by this sudden development. The Tigers selected me in the draft even though I was hurt, so it pains me to leave like this, but I will refocus my efforts as a member of Orix and will do my best to become a pitcher that can make Orix fans happy.
[UPDATE 12/27 @ 10:29pm]
The Buffaloes announced that Takeyasu was assigned the uniform number 21.
Source: Orix 12/26/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Onelki Garcia. According to media reports, he agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.5 million US dollars.
In twenty-seven games for the Chunichi Dragons this year, Garcia went 13-9 with a 2.99 ERA (1.29 WHIP). He walked seventy-three (3.90 BB/9) and struck out 132 (7.04 K/9) over 168.2 innings of work.
[UPDATE 12/28 @ 1:20am]
The Tigers announced that Garcia was assigned the uniform number 77.
Source: Hanshin 12/28/20180 Comments
The Hanshin Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old Yuki Nishi. He was assigned the uniform number 16. According to media reports, he agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated one billion yen in total.
Source: Hanshin 12/7/2017, Sponichi 12/8/2018, Sponchi 12/8/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, ZakZak 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/8/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018, Sanspo 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018
[UPDATE 12/15 @ 3:10am]
The Tigers held a press conference for Nishi at a hotel in Osaka on December 14. He was assigned the uniform number 160 Comments
According to a report by Daily Sports, the Hanshin Tigers have reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Pierce Johnson. A Hanshin official is expected to travel to the United States in early-December to finalize a formal contract.
Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2018
[UPDATE 12/8 @ 11:01pm]
The Tigers announced that they finalized a contract with Johnson. According to media reports, they agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.0 Comments
November 26 – Itohara was named captain for the 2019 season.
Source: Hanshin 11/26/2018
Source: Daily Sports 11/23/20180 Comments
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).0 Comments
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.
[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:03am]
Tanigawa was diagnosed with a ligament injury and set back to Osaka.0 Comments