Category: NPB

HAM

Kensuke Kondo (Nippon Ham Fighters): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 15 – The Nippon Ham Fighters announced that Kondo (25) filed marriage papers with a woman in her twenties from Sapporo on March 14.

Source: Sponichi 3/15/2019, Daily Sports 3/15/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/15/2019, Sports Hochi 3/15/2019

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HIR

[3/14/2019] Hiroshima Carp sign Juan Santana to Ikusei contract

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed twenty-four-year-old infielder Juan Santana to an Ikusei contract. His salary will be an estimated 2.3 million yen. He was assigned the uniform number 146.

Source: Hiroshima 3/14/2019, Sponichi 3/14/2019, Sanspo 3/14/2019, Daily Sports 3/14/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2019, Sports Hochi 3/14/2019

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YOK

[3/14/2019] Yokohama Bay Stars and Arizona Diamondbacks sign working agreement

The Yokohama Bay Stars and Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement.

… As part of the agreement, the teams will exchange information and non-uniformed personnel with each other throughout the season, including regular visits to both Arizona and Japan.

… In addition to assistance related to professional scouting, player development, roster management, sports medicine and analytics, the teams will work with one another on fan experience, stadium operations, marketing and ticketing initiatives.

Source: Yokohama 3/14/2019, Arizona Press Release,

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LOT

Shoji Nagano (Chiba Lotte Marines): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

March 12 – Nagano told reporters that he has agoraphobia and has trouble flying and riding trains. He started experiencing issues while at college and was diagnosed with the condition during his first year at Honda. He has been getting treatment ever since.

Source: Daily Sports 3/12/2019, Sports Hochi 3/12/2019, Sponichi 3/12/2019

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CHU

Takuma Kato (Chunichi Dragons): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 5 – The Chunichi Dragons announced that Kato (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Aichi on May 28, 2018.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019

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CHU

Hiroto Fuku (Chunichi Dragons): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

March 5 – The Chunichi Dragons announced that Fuku (26) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Kanagawa on March 5.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/5/2019, Sponichi 3/5/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2019, Daily Sports 3/5/2019

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[3/5/2019] New big screen at Koshien Stadium

Hanshin Koshien Stadium unveiled their newest upgrade to the media on March 4. Two large screens (6.4 meters x 12.0 meters) on the scoreboard beyond the center field walls were replaced by one large screen (8.23 meters x 29.76 meters). A new imaging system was also installed to work with the larger screen. The new system will be tested during an exhibition game between the Hanshin Tigers and Nippon Ham Fighters on March 9 and should be fully functional for the home opener on April 9.

Source: Press Release 3/4/2019, Daily Sports 3/4/2019, Sports Hochi 3/4/2019, Sponichi 3/4/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/4/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/4/2019

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YOM

[3/2/2019] Yomiuri Giants add Koki Sakamoto to seventy-man roster

The Yomiuri Giants announced that they added Koki Sakamoto to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 006 to 58.

Source: Yomiuri 3/2/2019, Tokyo Sports 3/2/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/2/2019, Sanspo 3/2/2019, Sponichi 3/2/2019, Daily Sports 3/2/2019

[UPDATE 3/4 @ 12:06am]

Sakamoto agreed to a contract worth an estimated 4.2 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 3/3/2019, Sponichi 3/3/2019

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RAK

[2/22/2019] Rakuten Eagles reach Ikusei agreement with Luis Jimenez

The Rakuten Eagles announced that they reached an agreement to sign thirty-one-year-old Luis Jimenez to an Ikusei contract. They also gave him the uniform number 124.

Source: Rakuten 2/22/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2019, Sports Hochi 2/22/2019, Sponichi 2/22/2019, Sanspo 2/22/2019, Daily Sports 2/22/2019

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CHU

[2/22/2019] Chunichi Dragons sign Sandy Brito to Ikusei contract

The Chunichi Dragons announced that they signed Sandy Brito to an Ikusei contract (one year at an estimated five million yen). He was assigned the uniform number 201.

Source: Chunichi 2/22/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2019, Sports Hochi 2/22/2019, Sponichi 2/22/2019, Daily Sports 2/22/2019, Sanspo 2/22/2019

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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