Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (北海道日本ハムファイターズ)
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[12/6/2018] Haruki Nishikawa signs two-year contract

Twenty-six-year-old Haruki Nishikawa signed a new contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters. He agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated 400 million yen in total. Nishikawa led the Pacific League in stolen bases for the second year in a row (third overall) and picked up his second Golden Glove in as many years.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/5/2018, Sponichi 12/5/2018, Daily Sports 12/5/2018, Sanspo 12/5/2018

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[12/6/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Justin Hancock

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old Justin Hancock. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number. According to media reports, the two sides agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated seventy million yen.

Source: Nippon Ham 12/5/2018, Sanspo 12/5/2018, Daily Sports 12/5/2018, Sports Hochi 12/5/2018, Sponichi 12/5/2018, Sponichi 12/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/5/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/5/2018

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[12/5/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters reach agreement with Chihiro Kaneko

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with Chihiro Kaneko. The Fighters could hold a press conference for Kaneko when he visits Sapporo next week to finalize their agreement.

Source: Nippon Ham 12/4/2018, Daily Sports 12/4/2018, Sports Hochi 12/4/2018, Sponichi 12/4/2018, Sponichi 12/4/2018, Sponichi 12/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/5/2018, Sanspo 12/5/2018

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[11/22/2018] Naoyuki Uwasawa wins 2018 Sapporo Dome MVP

Sapporo Dome announced that this year’s Sapporo Dome MVP will go to Naoyuki Uwasawa. He was selected because:

Source: Sapporo Dome 11/22/2018, Nippon Ham 11/22/2018

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[11/20/2018] Yuya Taniguchi gets new uniform number

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Yuya Taniguchi’s uniform number will change from 64 to 4.

Source: Nippon Ham 11/20/2018

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[11/13/2018] Sho Nakata to hold onto FA option and stay with the Nippon Ham Fighters

Twenty-nine-year-old Sho Nakata held a press conference at a hotel in Sapporo today and announced that he decided not to exercise the international free agent option he earned this year. According to a report by Sponichi, Nakata agreed to a three-year contract that could be worth as much as one billion yen. His salary next year will be an estimated 280 million yen (up from 200 million yen).

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

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[11/13/2018] Po-Jung Wang reaches agreement with Nippon Ham Fighters

Twenty-five-year-old Po-Jung Wang updates from various sources:

November 13, 2018

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

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 3:43am]

Senior Director Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters the Lions were not planning to make a move for Wang.

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

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 1:02pm]

According to ZakZak, it might cost any team interested in Wang 100 million yen in posting fees and over 200 million yen a year in salary.

Source: ZakZak 11/14/2018

[UPDATE 11/21 @ 12:30am]

The Nippon Ham Fighters have apparently won rights to negotiate with Wang. They will have thirty days to work out an agreement.

Source: Lamigo 11/20/2018, Sports Hochi 11/20/2018, Daily Sports 11/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018

[UPDATE 11/30 @ 2:35pm]

Negotiations between the Fighters and Wang are continuing to move forward. The two sides might be able to reach an agreement in early December.

Source: Sponichi 11/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/30/2018

[UPDATE 12/3 @ 11:14pm]

The Fighters are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Wang. They could finalize a formal agreement some time this week.

Source: Daily Sports 12/3/2018

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 2:20pm]

According to media reports from Taiwan, the Fighters could be close to finalizing a four-year deal worth an estimate 500 million yen with Wang. A press conference is scheduled for December 19.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:05pm]

The Fighters announced that they reached an agreement with Wang. He has not yet been assigned a uniform number.

Source: Nippon Ham 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018

[UPDATE 12/8 @ 2:31pm]

Sponichi and Nikkan Sports are reporting that the two side agreed to a three-year deal worth an estimated 400 million yen in total, plus incentives. The Fighters will hold a press conference for Wang in Taiwan on December 19 and at Sapporo Dome on December 21.

Source: Sponichi 12/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2018

Source: Sponichi 12/8/2018

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[11/5/2018] Naoki Miyanishi has left elbow surgery

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Naoki Miyanishi had surgery on his left elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. He will require three to four months for a full recovery.

Source: Nippon Ham 11/5/2018, Sponichi 11/5/2018, Sports Hochi 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018

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Nippon Ham Fighters: 2019 Spring Camp

Ichi-gun

Arizona Spring Camp

Okinawa

Farm

Source: Nippon Ham 11/4/2018, Nippon Ham 12/3/2018

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[10/31/2018] Nippon Ham Fighters select Kitahiroshima for new stadium

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that they selected Kitashiroshima, Hokkaido as the location for the new stadium. Construction is slated to begin in May 2020. If everything goes to plan, the new facilities should be ready by March 2023. Additional information will be released on November 5.

Source: Nippon Ham 10/31/2018, Daily Sports 10/31/2018, Sports Hochi 10/31/2018

[UPDATE 11/5 @ 4:26pm]

The Fighters released additional information about the new stadium today. Some highlights:

Source: Nippon Ham 11/5/2018 (in English)

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