The Rakuten Eagles and Hiroshima Carp announced that they agreed on a one-for-one trade. Rakuten will send twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Yasunori Kikuchi to Hiroshima for thirty-year-old Yuya Fukui.
[UPDATE 12/6 @ 3:47pm]
The Eagles held a press conference for Fukui earlier today. He was assigned the uniform number 31.
[UPDATE 12/14 @ 2:17pm]
The Carp held a press conference for Kikuchi today. He was assigned the uniform number 59.0 Comments
Takero Okajima — developed back pain (from neck) on November 11, left fall camp on November 12.
Yasunori Kikuchi — scratched from an intra-squad game start on November 12 due to a strained back.
Yuichi Adachi — hurt his left Achilles tendon and ended practices early on November 12.0 Comments
The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Yasunori Kikuchi (26) married a twenty-four-year-old woman from Ibaraki. The two filed marriage papers in Miyagino, Sendai on May 9.0 Comments
Yasunori Kikuchi got off to a slow start because of lingering right shoulder pain (it first started acting up last year in August). He pitched in his first game this season at Ni-gun against Seibu on April 27. He entered the game in the eighth inning and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He gave up one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 143km/h.
Source: Sports Hochi 4/27/20160 Comments