Tag Archive: Hanshin Tigers


[12/18/2018] Hanshin Tigers sign former Chunichi pitcher Onelki Garcia

The Hanshin Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Onelki Garcia. According to media reports, he agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.5 million US dollars.

In twenty-seven games for the Chunichi Dragons this year, Garcia went 13-9 with a 2.99 ERA (1.29 WHIP). He walked seventy-three (3.90 BB/9) and struck out 132 (7.04 K/9) over 168.2 innings of work.

Source: Hanshin 12/17/2018, Sanspo 12/18/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/18/2018, Sports Hochi 12/18/2018, Daily Sports 12/18/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/17/2018

[UPDATE 12/28 @ 1:20am]

The Tigers announced that Garcia was assigned the uniform number 77.

Source: Hanshin 12/28/2018


[12/8/2018] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Yuki Nishi

The Hanshin Tigers announced that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old Yuki Nishi. He was assigned the uniform number 16. According to media reports, he agreed to a four-year deal worth an estimated one billion yen in total.

  • Nishi met with the Tigers for a third time on December 7 at a hotel in Osaka. Hanshin Manager Akihiro Yano joined the discussions for the first time.
  • Nishi’s agent turned down the Softbank Hawks on Friday morning (12/7). Nishi contacted the Orix Buffaloes around noon to inform them of his decision.
  • The Hawks offer may have been four years and  about two billion yen in total.

Source: Hanshin 12/7/2017, Sponichi 12/8/2018, Sponchi 12/8/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, Sponichi 12/7/2018, ZakZak 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/8/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018, Daily Sports 12/7/2018, Sanspo 12/7/2018, Sports Hochi 12/7/2018

[UPDATE 12/15 @ 3:10am]

The Tigers held a press conference for Nishi at a hotel in Osaka on December 14. He was assigned the uniform number 16

Source: Hanshin 12/14/2018, Daily Sports 12/14/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/14/2018


[11/27/2018] Hanshin Tigers reach agreement with Pierce Johnson

According to a report by Daily Sports, the Hanshin Tigers have reached an agreement with twenty-seven-year-old Pierce Johnson. A Hanshin official is expected to travel to the United States in early-December to finalize a formal contract.

Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2018

[UPDATE 12/8 @ 11:01pm]

The Tigers announced that they finalized a contract with Johnson. According to media reports, they agreed on a one-year deal worth an estimated 800,000 US dollars.

Source: Hanshin 12/8/2018, Sponichi 12/8/2018, Sanspo 12/8/2018


Kento Itohara: Did You Know



November 26 – Itohara was named captain for the 2019 season.

Source: Hanshin 11/26/2018


  • 2018 Fresh Grand Award

Source: Daily Sports 11/23/2018


[11/13/2018] Hiroki Uemoto to stay with Hanshin for at least one more year

Thirty-two-year-old Hiroki Uemoto spoke to the media today after working out at the Naruohama facilities and said that he decided not to exercise his domestic free agent option. He will remain with the Hanshin Tigers for at least one more year. He was also offered a multi-year deal, but he opted for the one-year deal because he felt it was more appropriate based on his current status (he is working his way back from left knee surgery).

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


[11/1/2018] Masaki Tanigawa hurts left leg during fall camp practices

Masaki Tanigawa hurt his left leg during base-running practices at fall camp in Aki, Kochi earlier today. He may have twisted something. He was taken to a hospital in Aki for tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2018, Sports Hochi 11/1/2018

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:03am]

Tanigawa was diagnosed with a ligament injury and set back to Osaka.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2018, Tokyo Sports 11/1/2018


2018 Hanshin Tigers Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 近本 光司
Chikamoto, Koji
OF 大阪ガス
Osaka Gas
L L 170 72 1994/11/09 A B B B A A
2 小幡 竜平
Obata, Ryuhei
INF 延岡学園高
Nobeoka Gakuen HS
R L 181 73 2000/09/21 B C B C C B
3 木浪 聖也
Kinami, Seiya
INF Honda R L 178 80 1994/06/15 B B B C   C
4 齋藤 友貴哉
Saito, Yukiya
P Honda R L 184 90 1995/01/05 B A A B B A
5 川原 陸
Kawahara, Riku
P 創成館高
Soseikan HS
L L 184 80 2000/12/12 C B C   C C
6 湯浅 京己
Yuasa, Atsuki
P 富山 (BCL)
R R 183 88 1999/07/17 B B B C B B
I1 片山 雄哉
Katayama, Yuya
C 福井 (BCL)
R L 177 83 1994/06/18 B C B   C C


  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Akihiro Yano
    • First Pick: 藤原 恭大 Fujiwara, Kyota
    • Second Pick: 辰己 涼介 Tatsumi, Ryosuke

[10/24/2018] Takashi Toritani wants another shot at shortstop

Thirty-seven-year-old Takashi Toritani had a chance to talk to new manager Akihiro Yano during the first day of fall practices on October 23 and told him how he wanted time to practice at short and ultimately, another shot a winning the everyday job. Toritani wants no favors and no promises, just a chance. Yano seems open to the idea. He wanted to know what was important to the veteran and is planning to give him a fair and equal shot at the position.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/24/2018, Daily Sports 10/24/2018, Daily Sports 10/24/2018, Sponichi 10/24/2018, Sanspo 10/23/2018, Tokyo Sports 10/23/2018


Hanshin Tigers: 2018 Fall Camp

The Hanshin Tigers released some information about fall camp:

  • November 1 (Thu) – November 18 (Sun)
  • Days off: November 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed)
  • Venue: Aki “Tigers” Stadium

Source: Hanshin 10/23/2018


Hanshin Tigers 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
88 監督
矢野 燿大
Akihiro Yano
81 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
清水 雅治
Masaji Shimizu
85 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
福原 忍
Shinobu Fukuhara
73 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
金村 曉
Satoru Kanemura
89 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
藤井 彰人
Akihito Fujii
79 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
濱中 治
Osamu Hamanaka
76 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
平野 恵一
Keiichi Hirano
71 内野守備走塁コーチ
Infield/Base Coach
久慈 照嘉
Teruyoshi Kuji
74 内野守備走塁コーチ
Infield/Base Coach
藤本 敦士
Atsushi Fujimoto
96 外野守備走塁コーチ
Outfield/Base Coach
筒井 壮
So Tsutsui
91 トレーニングコーチ
Training Coach
伊藤 敦規
Atsunori Ito

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
78 監督
平田 勝男
Katsuo Hirata
70 チーフコーチ
Chief Coach
高代 延博
Nobuhiro Takashiro
90 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
香田 勲男
Isao Koda
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
高橋 建
Ken Takahashi
82 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
山田 勝彦
Katsuhiko Yamada
83 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
新井 良太
Ryota Arai
87 守備走塁コーチ
Fielding/Base Coach
中村 豊
Yutaka Nakamura
86 育成コーチ
Ikusei Coach
安藤 優也
Yuya Ando
84 育成兼分析担当コーチ
Ikusei/Analysis Coach
日高 剛
Takeshi Hidaka

Source: Hanshin 10/22/2018

NPB Standings [Full]
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
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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