Tokyo Yakult Swallows (東京ヤクルトスワローズ)
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[12/13/2018] Yakult Swallows reach agreement with Albert Suarez

The media learned on December 12, through Yakult Swallows official Masayuki Okumura, that the Yakult Swallows have reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old Albert Suarez. The right-handed pitcher is the older brother of Softbank’s Robert Suarez.

Source: Sanspo 12/12/2018, Sanspo 12/13/2018

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[12/11/2018] Nippon Ham, Yakult agree on two-for-two trade

The Nippon Ham Fighters and Yakult Swallows agreed on a trade. The Fighters will send twenty-seven-year-old Hirotoshi Takanashi and twenty-one-year-old Kengo Ota to the Swallows for twenty-nine-year-old Ryo Akiyoshi and twenty-seven-year-old Ryota Yachi.

Source: Nippon Ham 12/11/2018, Yakult 12/11/2018

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[11/27/2018] Yakult Swallows add Hayato Terahara

The Yakult Swallows announced that they reached an agreement with Hayato Terahara. The Swallows see Terahara as someone that might be able to provide innings out of the bullpen. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty-two million yen.

Source: Yakult 11/27/2018, Sanspo 11/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/27/2018, Sponichi 11/27/2018

[UPDATE 12/10 @ 12:50pm]

Terahara was assigned the uniform number 35.

Source: Sponichi 12/10/2018, Daily Sports 12/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/10/2018

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[11/19/2018] Yakult Swallows uniform number changes

The Yakult Swallows announced uniform numbers changes for the following three players:

Source: Yakult 11/19/2018

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Yakult Swallows 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
80 監督
Manager
小川 淳司
Junji Ogawa
86 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
宮本 慎也
Shinya Miyamoto
89 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
田畑 一也
Kazuya Tabata
98 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
石井 弘寿
Hirotoshi Ishii
81 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
石井 琢朗
Takuro Ishii
76 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
宮出 隆自
Ryuji Miyade
95 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
土橋 勝征
Katsuyuki Dobashi
71 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
河田 雄祐
Yusuke Kawada
83 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
衣川 篤史
Atsushi Kinugawa
74 巡回コーチ
Roving Coach
杉村 繁
Shigeru Sugimura

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
99 監督
Manager
高津 臣吾
Shingo Takatsu
78 チーフコーチ
Chief Coach
橋上 秀樹
Hideki Hashigami
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
小野寺 力
Chikara Onodera
84 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
松岡 健一
Kenichi Matsuoka
82 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
松元ユウイチ
Yuichi Matsumoto
85 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
北川 博敏
Hirotoshi Kitagawa
75 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
森岡 良介
Ryosuke Morioka
73 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
福地 寿樹
Kazuki Fukuchi
87 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
福川 将和
Masakazu Fukukawa

Source: Yakult 10/31/2018

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2018 Yakult Swallows Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 清水 昇
Shimizu, Noboru
P 国学院大
Kokugakuin U
R L 180 84 1996/10/15 A A A A A A
2 中山 翔太
Nakayama, Shota
OF 法政大
Hosei U
R R 185 95 1996/09/22 B B B B B B
3 市川 悠太
Ichikawa, Yuta
P 明徳義塾高
Meitoku Gijuku HS
R R 184 76 2001/03/29 B B B B B B
4 濱田 太貴
Hamada, Taiki
OF 明豊高
Meiho HS
R R 178 80 2000/09/04 B C B C B  
5 坂本 光士郎
Sakamoto, Koshiro
P 新日鐵住金広畑
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata
L L 180 74 1994/09/09 B B B B B A
6 鈴木 裕太
Suzuki, Yuta
P 日本文理高
Nihon Bunri HS
R R 182 87 2000/08/02 C B C   C B
7 久保 拓眞
Kubo, Takuma
P 九州共立大
Kyushu Kyoritsu U 
L L 175 75 1996/07/27 C B        
8 吉田 大成
Yoshida, Taisei
INF 明治安田生命
Meiji Yasuda Seimei
R L 174 78 1995/03/07   C C      
I1 内山 太嗣
Uchiyama, Taishi
C 栃木 (BCL)
Tochigi
R R 172 77 1996/04/21     B      
I2 松本 友
Matsumoto, Yu
INF 福井 (BCL)
Fukui
R L 180 82 1995/02/05 B C C   C  

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Yakult Swallows: 2018 Fall Camp

The Yakult Swallows released some information about fall camp:

Source: Yakult 10/24/2018

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[10/15/2018] Shinichi Takeuchi to retire

The media learned on October 14 that thirty-four-year-old Shinichi Takeuchi is planning to retire. The Yakult Swallows could offer him a job in the organization. An official announcement is expected within the next few days.

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018

[UPDATE 10/16 @ 7:05am]

The Swallows announced on October 15 that Takeuchi is retiring. Takuechi also held a press conference to announce his decision. He will remain in the organization with a staff job.

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Source: Yakult 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018

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2018 Yakult Swallows Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 福川将和 Masakazu Fukukawa Staff [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun battery coach. 10/30
NEW 橋上秀樹 Hideki Hashigami Former Seibu Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun chief coach. … [10/23] The Swallows could offer Hashigami a job as Ni-gun chief coach. Sponchi 10/23/2018, Sports Hochi 10/23/2018 10/30
OUT 野口寿浩 Toshihiro Noguchi Ichi-gun Battery Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Noguchi a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Noguchi is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
OUT 赤堀元之 Motoyuki Akahori Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Akahori a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Akahori is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
MV 衣川篤史 Atsushi Kinugawa Scorer [10/22] The Swallows announced that Kinugawa agreed to become an Ichi-gun battery coach next year. … [10/15] The Swallows could offer Kinugawa a job as Ichi-gun battery coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
10/22
NEW 松岡健一 Kenichi Matsuoka Retiring [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Matsuoka as a Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/15] Matsuoka could remain in the organization as a Ni-gun pitching coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
OUT 三木肇 Hajime Miki Ni-gun Chief Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Miki. … [10/15] There is a good chance Miki will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30
OUT 野村克則 Katsunori Nomura Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Nomura. … [10/15] There is a good chance Nomura will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30
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2018 Yakult Swallows Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
中村悠平 Yuhei Nakamura [12/13] Nakamura is slated to earn his domestic free agent option in 2019. The Swallows offered Nakamura a three-year deal. Nakamura placed their offer on hold because he wanted more time to think about what he wanted to do. Daily Sports 12/13/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/13/2018
OUT ウルキデス Jason Urquidez [11/13] The NPB announced that Urquidez cleared waivers and is now a free agent. NPB Transactions
OUT カラシティー Matt Carasiti [12/10] Carasiti is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 12/10/2018Sports Hochi 12/10/2018, Sponichi 12/10/2018 … [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Carasiti after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018
STAY ハフ Dave Huff [12/10] The Swallows announced that they signed Huff to a new contract. According to Sponichi, Huff agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 147 million yen. Sports Hochi 12/10/2018, Sponichi 12/10/2018 … [12/09] Huff is expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 12/9/2018 … [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Huff after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/16] Huff is interested in returning to the Swallows next year. Source: Sponichi 10/16/2018
STAY ブキャナン David Buchanan [10/15] Buchanan will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/11/2018
STAY バレンティン Wladimir Balentien [12/10] The Swallows announced that they signed Balentien to a new contract. According to Sponichi, Balentien agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 333 million yen. Sports Hochi 12/10/2018, Sponichi 12/10/2018 … [11/30] According to a Nikkan Sports report, the Swallows have reach a basic agreement with Balentien. They are expected to finalize a formal contract before the end of the year. Nikkan Sports 11/30/2018 … [11/14] The Swallows are talking to Balentien about 2019. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/15] Balentien would like to play for the Swallows for another two to three years. However, money is an issue for the Swallows. They may not be able to give him much more than he is currently making. However, they could offer more years. Tokyo Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/15] Balentien could earn his domestic free agent option next year. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018 … [10/15] The Swallows are planning to make Balentien an offer. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/14] Balentien told reporters that he hoped to return to the Swallows next year. Sponichi 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018
館山昌平 Shohei Tateyama [10/07] Not ready to retire. Next year will be his seventeenth season. Sponichi 10/7/2018

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