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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:

  • 松尾 大河 → 大河 (Matsuo, Taiga → Taiga)
  • G. 後藤 武敏 → G 後藤 武敏 (G. Goto, Taketoshi → G Goto, Taketoshi) *no dot after G
  • 山本 武白志 → 武白志 (Yamamoto, Musashi → Musashi)

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

  • 2/11 (Sun) vs Hanshin at Ginoza – 12:30 (practice)
  • 2/12 (Mon) intra-squad at Ginowan – undecided
  • 2/15 (Thu) vs Samsung (KBO) at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/17 (Sat) vs KIA (KBO) at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/18 (Sun) vs Yakult at Uraso – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/20 (Tue) vs Hanwha (KBO) at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/23 (Fri) vs KIA (KBO) at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/24 (Sat) vs Yomiuri at Naha – 13:00 (exhibition)
  • 2/25 (Sun) vs Rakuten at Ginowan – 13:00 (exhibition)
  • 2/27 (Tue) vs Chunichi at Chatan – 12:30 (practice)
  • 2/28 (Wed) vs SK (KBO) at Ginowan – 11:00 (practice)

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

  • 2/14 (Wed) vs Hanwha at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/16 (Fri) vs Chunichi at Yomitan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/19 (Mon) vs Hanwha at Ginowan – 13:00 (practice)
  • 2/21 (Wed) vs Chunichi at Yomitan – 13:00 (practice)

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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[12/8/2017] Koki Aoyagi has surgery to treat deviated septum

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 12/8/2017

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Hiroyuki Shirasaki: Did You Know

Relationships

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 12/7/2017

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[11/30/2017] Yokohama Bays Stars land Yamato with three-year deal

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.

Source: Yokohama 11/30/2017, Sponichi 11/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/30/2017, Daily Sports 11/30/2017

[UPDATE 12/4 @ 2:50pm]

The Bay Stars held a press conference for Yamato in Yokohama today.

Source: Daily Sports 12/4/2017, Yokohama 12/4/2017


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Tatsuhiro Shibata: Did You Know

Relationships

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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2017, Sponichi 11/30/2017

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Sho Aranami: Did You Know

Relationships

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.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/26/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/26/2017

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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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