Chunichi Dragons (中日ドラゴンズ)
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[10/11/2017] New turf and LED lights at Nagoya Dome

Nagoya Dome will be undergoing renovations this winter. Construction will take place between January and February 2018. The stadium should be ready for the exhibition game schedule in March.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017

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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Hanshin Tigers 6 (October 10, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Norberto, Jordan (CHU) 6-3, 2.30 – Messenger, Randy (HAN) 11-5, 2.46

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0
Hanshin 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 X 6 7 0

Attendance: 35748 | Time: 2h57m

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[10/9/2017] Chunichi Dragons looking into Kyle Higashioka

According to Sports Hochi, the Chunichi Dragons are exploring the idea of signing a foreign catcher. The Dragons have a hole at catcher and they are most likely going to lose Alex Guerrero. Signing a foreign catcher would kill two birds with one stone.

The Dragons also have their eye on Nippon Ham’s Shota Ono, but there are no guarantees that he will be available (he has a free agent option, but he might not exercise it, or he might sign with another team).

The biggest concern with signing a foreign catcher is communication, but the Dragons are willing to overlook the issue if the player can provide enough offense to offset the risk.

One player the Dragons are interested is twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Higashioka. They like his shoulder and catching abilities. They also like his hitting potential. The fact that he learned some basic Japanese from Masahiro Tanaka is also a big plus. The Dragons are also keeping their eye on other catchers like twenty-eight-year-old Mike Marjama and twenty-seven-year-old A. J. Jimenez.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/9/2017

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[10/7/2017] Dayan Viciedo returns home

Dayan Viciedo left for the United States out of Chubu International Airport on October 7. He will be in the second year of a two-year deal next year.

Source: Sanspo 10/7/2017, Sports Hochi 10/7/2017

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2017 Phoenix League Chunichi Dragons

Pos Uni Name JPN Name ENG
P 14 佐藤 優 Sato, Yu
P 17 柳 裕也 Yanagi, Yuya
P 18 鈴木 翔太 Suzuki, Shota
P 30 阿知羅 拓馬 Achira, Takuma
P 47 笠原 祥太郎 Kasahara, Shotaro
P 59 岸本 淳希 Kishimoto, Junki
P 65 伊藤 準規 Ito, Junki
P 201 木下 雄介 Kinoshita, Yusuke
P 202 浜田 智博 Hamada, Tomohiro
P 205 吉田 嵩 Yoshida, Shu
P 211 マルティネス Martinez, Raidel
C 35 木下 拓哉 Kinoshita, Takuya
C 45 杉山 翔大 Sugiyama, Shota
C 68 赤田 龍一郎 Akada, Ryuichiro
C 207 藤吉 優 Fujiyoshi, Masaru
INF 3 高橋 周平 Takahashi, Shuhei
INF 32 石垣 雅海 Ishigaki, Masami
INF 37 三ツ俣 大樹 Mitsumata, Taiki
OF 26 井領 雅貴 Iryo, Masataka
OF 67 近藤 弘基 Kondo, Hiroki
OF 210 ウルヘエス Urgelles, Leonardo
OF 212 渡辺 勝 Watanabe, Masaru

Source: Chunichi 10/7/2017

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Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers (October 6, 2017) – CANCELED

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Ono, Yudai (CHU) 7-8, 4.02 – Messenger, Randy (HAN) 11-5, 2.46

Canceled at 16:15 due to rain.

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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Hanshin Tigers 2 (October 5, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Ogasawara, Shinnosuke (CHU) 5-7, 4.98 – Akiyama, Takumi (HAN) 12-6, 3.05

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 X 2 7 0

Attendance: 26242 | Time: 2h49m

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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yokohama Bay Stars 2 (October 4, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Achira, Takuma (CHU) 0-0, 7.50 – Hamaguchi, Haruhiro (YOK) 9-6, 3.70

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
Yokohama 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 2 7 0

Attendance: 27807 | Time: 2h14m

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2017 Senryokugai: Chunichi Dragons

Player JPN Name ENG Age Pos Uni Date Plans Source
野村 亮介 Nomura, Ryosuke 24 P 20 10/03 [10/3] Undecided. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
武藤 祐太 Muto, Yuta 28 P 25 10/03 [10/3] Considering tryout. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
八木 智哉 Yagi, Tomoya 33 P 58 10/03 [10/3] Considering tryout. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
岩﨑 達郎 Iwasaki, Tatsuro 32 INF 0 10/03 [10/3] Wants to play, but ready to retire. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
古本 武尊 Furumoto, Takeru 26 OF 46 10/03 [10/3] Considering tryout. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
赤坂 和幸 Akasaka, Kazuyuki 28 OF 69 10/03 [10/3] Considering tryout. Nikkan Sports Chunichi
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Chunichi Dragons 1 – Yokohama Bay Stars 3 (October 3, 2017)

Chunichi Dragons vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium – 18:00
Starters: Kasahara, Shotaro (CHU) 1-2, 3.10 – Ayabe, Kakeru (YOK)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chunichi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 0
Yokohama 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 3 0

Attendance: 26650 | Time: 2h23m

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