Thirty-six-year-old Ryota Wakiya held a press conference at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and announced his decision to retire after the season.
September 17 vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome – Yoh entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and blasted the 100th home run of his career off Daisuke Sobue.
Relationships & Family
December 14 – The Yomiuri Giants announced that Yoh’s wife gave birth to the couple’s third child, a boy, at a hospital in Taiwan.0 Comments
Thirty-seven-year-old Toshiya Sugiuchi held a press conference at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on September 12 to announce his decision to retire at the end of the season.
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Hisayoshi Chono may have hurt his back when he recorded a single to left in the eighth inning of a game against Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome on August 30. He traveled with the team to Aichi for the Chunichi series, but was taken off the active roster because his back not feeling any better.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced on August 28 that Arquimedes Caminero returned to the United States for treatment on his right elbow. There is currently no timetable for his return.
[UPDATE 9/12 @ 4:02pm]
The Giants announced that Caminero had surgery to clean his right elbow at a hospital in Miami, Florida. He is expected to return home to the Dominican Republic for rehab work.
Source: Sponichi 9/12/2018One Comment
Thirty-year-old Hisayoshi Chono earned his international free agent option today with nine years of service time on the active roster.0 Comments
Jorge Martinez hit a double to right-center and reached third on a throwing error in the first inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dpome on August 9. He then came around to score on a single to center by Shinnosuke Shigenobu. He did not take the field on defense in the top of the second inning. The media later learned that Martinez hurt his left pinky while sliding into third base.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants reached two million in attendance on July 29, their forty-ninth home game of the season. The Giants made it to two million in the same number of games last year.0 Comments
Naoki Yoshikawa slid headfirst into first base in the sixth inning against Yokohama on August 1 and extended his hitting streak to eighteen games on an infield hit. However, he also hurt his left hand in the process and had to be replaced by a pinch-runner.
Yoshikawa was later taken to a hospital for tests and diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants added Seiya Matsubara to their seventy-man roster. They held a press conference on July 30 to announced the decision. Matsubara’s uniform number will change from 009 to 59. His contract will be worth an estimated 4.2 million yen.
Matsubara played in seventy-seven Ni-gun games and recorded a slash line of .315/.355/.400.0 Comments