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.
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The media learned on December 7 that Koki Aoyagi had surgery to treat a deviated septum at a hospital in Yokohama. He was in the hospital for a week and was discharged on December 6.
Source: Sanspo 12/8/20170 Comments
The media learned on December 6, 2017 that Shirasaki (27) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman. The two were classmates at Saitama Sakae High School.
Source: Sponichi 12/7/20170 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old Yamato. He was assigned the uniform number 9.
According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a three-year deal worth around 300 million yen. The agreement is also said to include a team option for a fourth year. The Bay Stars are planning to hold a press conference for Yamato within the next few days.
[UPDATE 12/4 @ 2:50pm]
The Bay Stars held a press conference for Yamato in Yokohama today.
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Shibata (23) filed marriage papers with a twenty-one-year-old woman from Okayama this past summer. The two had been in a relationship for nine years. They both share the same birthday (December 16) and are planning to celebrate it with a wedding ceremony next year.0 Comments
Aranami (31) filed marriage papers with thirty-four-year-old talento Rui Miyazaki. The two first met four years ago during a dinner. Their relationship grew over time and the two filed marriage papers this past summer.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 20 that they signed twenty-eight-year-old Yuta Muto and twenty-seven-year-old Taishi Nakagawa. Uniform numbers have not yet been assigned.
[UPDATE 11/24 @ 3:53pm]
The Bay Stars held a press conferences for Muto and Nakagawa today. Muto was assigned the uniform number 58, Nakagawa the number 61. Muto’s salary will be an estimated 9.3 million yen, Nakagawa’s salary an estimated 9.6 million yen.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 17 that they signed twenty-five-year-old Edwin Escobar to a new contract. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty-five million yen.0 Comments
The Yokohama Bay Stars announced the following uniform number changes on November 17:
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Kenta Ishida had problems with his lower back during the season that may have been linked to appendicitis. The media learned on November 15 that Ishida is scheduled to an appendix resection. He will check into the hospital on the 16th, have the surgery on the 17th, and leave the hospital on the 19th.
Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/20170 Comments