The Yomiuri Giants dropped their game against the Hiroshima Carp 5-4 on April 15 and became the first team in the Central League to lose ten games this season. The last time the Giants dropped ten within their first fifteen games of the season was when they went 4-10 in fourteen games in 1947. They have now been the first to ten losses in the CL four times (1947, 1975, 2004, 2018).
The Yokohama Bay Stars beat the Chunichi Dragons 6-1 on April 15 and extended their winning streak to eight. The last time the Bay Stars recorded an eight-game winning streak was when they won nine in a row between July 15 and August 2, 2001. This was the first time the team put together an eight-game winning streak in April.
The Bay Stars also set a new franchise record by scoring the first run of the game in all eight games of their winning streak. Their previous record was seven in October 1950.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced on April 9 that Tanaka (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Kanagawa in January 2018. He moved out of the team dormitory on the day of the announcement.0 Comments
Makoto Aoyama was ejected from an Eastern League game against Lotte at Lotte Urawa on April 5. He argued with the home plate umpire after he was called out on a close play at home plate. The NPB announced on April 6 that they gave Aoyama a stern warning and a 50,000 fine.0 Comments
Daikan Yoh took a pitch off his left hand when he led-off a game against the Chunichi Dragons on April 3. He was taken to a hospital in Nagoya for tests and was diagnosed with a fracture in his left hand.One Comment
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Kyosuke Takagi to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 028 to 57. His new contract will be worth an estimated 4.2 million yen.
In March 2016, Takagi was suspended for a year because he was caught gambling on baseball. The Giants gave him another chance by signing him to an Ikusei contract in March 2017.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with forty-two-year-old Koji Uehara. He was assigned the uniform number 11. A press conference is scheduled for later today.
[UPDATE 3/9 @ 9:58pm]
The Giants held a press conference for Uehara at a hotel in Tokyo today. He is set to join the Ni-gun team at Giants Stadium for practices on March 10. According to media reports, he agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 200 million yen plus incentives. The contract also includes a signing bonus worth an estimated 100 million yen.0 Comments
Seishu Hatake was assigned to San-gun camp on February 13 with acute lower back pain. His condition is not considered serious.
Hatake did not report to Ichi-gun practices on February 13 and will remain in Miyazaki with the San-gun camp when the Ichi-gun team heads to Okinawa on February 14 for Naha camp that begins on February 15.0 Comments
Hisayoshi Chono ended his practices on February 4 early due to an upper body issue, possibly his wrist. Chono participated in warm-ups, but left the field with a team trainer after playing some catch. He was later seen returning to the team hotel before the end of practices. He is considered day-to-day.One Comment
The Yomiuri Giants announced on January 31 that Itaru Hashimoto will be reassigned to San-gun spring camp. Hashimoto was participating in Ichi-gun workouts that began in Miyazaki on January 28, but returned to Tokyo after he strained something in his lower body.0 Comments
The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-eight-year-old pitcher Taylor Jungmann. He was assigned the uniform number 39. He is expected to arrive in Japan later this month. According to Sponichi, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 750,000 US dollars.
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