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Katsuki Azuma: Did You Know

Equipment

Asuma has two images stitched on the inside of all of his gloves: a pile of poo in gold thread and a star in white thread. The pile of golden poo represents kin-un (financial luck) and the white star represents shiroboshi (victories).

Source: Sanspo 2/15/2018

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[2/12/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars: Imanaga, Ishida, Hamaguchi each pitch three innings

Shota Imanaga and Kenta Ishida started today’s intra-squad game for the Yokohama Bay Stars.

Imanaga pitched three innings, threw forty-nine pitches, gave up two runs on six hits, and topped out at 144km/h. He surrendered two home runs to Neftali Soto (both on fastballs): a two-out solo shot in the first inning and a two-out two-run blast in the third inning.

Ishida allowed two runs on two hits over three innings of work and forty-three pitches. He gave up lead-off home runs to Masayuki Kuwahara in the first and Hiroki Minei in the third.

Haruhiro Hamaguchi made an appearance in relief and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up two hits and walked three.

Imanaga, Ishida, and Hamaguchi are all in the running for this year’s opening day start.

Source: Daily Sports 2/12/2018, Daily Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/12/2018, Sponichi 2/12/2018, Sports Hochi 2/12/2018

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[2/9/2018] Kazuki Kamizato reassigned to Ni-gun camp with pain in right side

Kazuki Kamizato felt pain in his right side before the start of general practices on February 8. The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on February 9 that Kamizato was examined at a hospital in Urasoe, Okinawa and diagnosed with inflammation in his right external oblique muscle. He will be reassigned to Ni-gun spring camp.

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2018, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2018, Sports Hochi 2/9/2018

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[2/2/2018] Shunsuke Saito has some elbow inflammation

Shunsuke Saito will be reassigned to Ni-gun spring camp on February 3 because of some inflammation in his right elbow. Motoharu Fukuchi will be called up to Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2018, Sanspo 2/2/2018

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[1/29/2018] No more orange seats at Yokohama Stadium

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on January 29 that the remaining orange seats at Yokohama Stadium (8,402) will be replaced with Yokohama blue seats.

Completion Date Area Seat Color Seat Type Seats
2017/2/28 (Wed) BAY STAR SIDE Infield Reserved S, FA, FB Orange ⇒ Yokohama Blue Fixed ⇒ Tip-up 5,749
STAR SIDE DB Infield Reserved FA Yokohama Blue ⇒ Yokohama Blue Fixed ⇒ Tip-up 160
Outfield Left Side Orange ⇒ Yokohama Blue Fixed ⇒ Fixed 2,653

Construction to swap out orange seats with blue seats began with 6,035 seats in 2016. The stadium was about sixty-seven percent complete after 6,956 seats were replaced in 2017.


Source: Yokohama 1/29/2018

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[1/23/2018] Alex Ramirez applying for Japanese citizenship

According to reports from this morning, forty-three-year-old Alex Ramirez is applying for Japanese citizenship. He first started thinking about becoming a Japanese citizen two years ago and started the process about a year-and-a-half ago. If everything goes smoothly, he could become a Japanese citizen before the end of the year.

Ramirez told the media one of his dreams was to become manager of the national team as a Japanese citizen (citizenship is not a requirement). He is also quoted as saying, “I love Japan and my wife and son are Japanese. I got this far with the support of a lot of people. It would be great if I can give back to Japanese baseball.”

Source: Sanspo 1/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/23/2018, Daily Sports 1/23/2018, Sponichi 1/23/2018

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[1/19/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars: player name changes

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced the following name changes today:

Source: Yokohama 1/19/2018

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[1/12/2018] Yokohama adds Takamasa Kasai to seventy-man roster

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they added twenty-three-year-old Ikusei pitcher Takamasa Kasai to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 105 to 94.

Kasai will officially be placed on the seventy-man roster before the end of January. He pitched in twenty-five Ni-gun games last year and went 3-3 with two saves and a 3.72 ERA over 38.2 innings of work.

Source: Yokohama 1/12/2018, Sponichi 1/12/2018, Daily Sports 1/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 1/12/2018

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Yokohama Bay Stars: 2018 Spring Camp

Yokohama Bay Stars 2018 Spring Camp Details

Ichi-gun

February 1 (Thu) – 28 (Wed)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 26 (Mon)
* Practice game and travel on the last day

Venue: Ginowan Baseball Stadium in Okinawa

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 東 克樹 Katsuki Azuma
P 石田 健大 Kenta Ishida
P 井納 翔一 Shoichi Ino
P 三嶋 一輝 Kazuki Mishima
P 山﨑 康晃 Yasuaki Yamasaki
P 今永 昇太 Shota Imanaga
P 熊原 健人 Kento Kumabara
P 齋藤 俊介 Shunsuke Saito
P 濵口 遥大 Haruhiro Hamaguchi
P 飯塚 悟史 Satoshi Iizuka
P 平田 真吾 Shingo Hirata
P 三上 朋也 Tomoya Mikami
P 田中 健二朗 Kenjiro Tanaka
P 砂田 毅樹 Yoshiki Sunada
P S.パットン Spencer Patton
P J.ウィーランド Joe Wieland
P 武藤 祐太 Yuta Muto
P E.エスコバー Edwin Escobar
P 笠井 崇正 Takamasa Kasai
P E.バリオス Edison Barrios
C 戸柱 恭孝 Yasutaka Tobashira
C 髙城 俊人 Shuto Takajo
C 嶺井 博希 Hiroki Minei
INF 宮本 秀明 Shumei Miyamoto
INF J.ロペス Jose Lopez
INF 倉本 寿彦 Toshihiko Kuramoto
INF 大和 Yamato Maeda
INF 柴田 竜拓 Tatsuhiro Shibata
INF 佐野 恵太 Keita Sano
INF 宮﨑 敏郎 Toshiro Miyazaki
INF 中川 大志 Taishi Nakagawa
INF N.ソト Neftali Soto
OF 桑原 将志 Masayuki Kuwahara
OF 神里 和毅 Kazuki Kamizato
OF 筒香 嘉智 Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
OF 乙坂 智 Tomo Otosaka
OF 楠本 泰史 Taishi Kusumoto
OF 細川 成也 Seiya Hosokawa

Games

Ni-gun

February 1 (Thu) – 26 (Mon)
Days Off: February 6 (Tue), 12 (Mon), 17 (Sat), 23 (Fri)
* Practice and travel on the last day

Venue: Kadena Baseball Stadium in Okinawa

Players

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 阪口 皓亮 Kosuke Sakaguchi
P 加賀 繁 Shigeru Kaga
P 須田 幸太 Kota Suda
P 福地 元春 Motoharu Fukuchi
P 櫻井 周斗 Shuto Sakurai
P 進藤 拓也 Takuya Shindo
P 綾部 翔 Kakeru Ayabe
P 京山 将弥 Masaya Kyoyama
P 寺田 光輝 Koki Terada
P 平良 拳太郎 Kentaro Taira
P 国吉 佑樹 Yuki Kuniyoshi
P 藤岡 好明 Yoshiaki Fujioka
P 野川 拓斗 Takuto Nogawa
P 田村 丈 Jo Tamura
P 中川 虎大 Ko Nakagawa
P 水野 滉也 Koya Mizuno
C 山本 祐大 Yudai Yamamoto
C 西森 将司 Masashi Nishimori
C 網谷 圭将 Keisho Amiya
C 亀井 塔生 Toi Kamei
INF 白崎 浩之 Hiroyuki Shirasaki
INF 石川 雄洋 Takehiro Ishikawa
INF 大河 Taiga Matsuo
INF 狩野 行寿 Yukikazu Karino
INF 山下 幸輝 Koki Yamashita
INF 飛雄馬 Hyuma Matsui
INF G 後藤 武敏 Taketoshi Goto
INF 百瀬 大騎 Hiroki Momose
INF 田中 浩康 Hiroyasu Tanaka
INF 武白志 Musashi Yamamoto
OF 梶谷 隆幸 Takayuki Kajitani
OF 荒波 翔 Sho Aranami
OF 青柳 昴樹 Koki Aoyagi
OF 白根 尚貴 Naoki Shirane
OF 関根 大気 Taiki Sekine

Games


Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Yokohama 12/14/2017, Yokohama 1/22/2018

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[12/10/2017] Hanshin Tigers select Yuya Onaka as FA compensation

The Hanshin Tigers told the media on December 9 that they received a list of unprotected players from the Yokohama Bay Stars. The two teams announced today that the Tigers selected twenty-two-year-old Yuya Onaka as part of their compensation package for losing Yamato to the Bay Stars via free agency.

Yokohama selected Onaka in the sixth round of the 2016 draft out of Hiroshima Keizai University. He pitched in eleven Ichi-gun games this season, all in relief, and allowed sixteen runs (fourteen earned) over 19.1 innings of work. He went 1-1 with a 6.52 ERA and 1.91 WHIP.

Source: Hanshin 12/10/2017, Yokohama 12/10/2017Daily Sports 12/10/2017

[UPDATE 12/18 @ 9:55pm]

The Tigers held a press conference for Onaka today. He was assigned the uniform number 27.

Source: Hanshin 12/18/2017


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