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[11/20/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars sign Yuta Muto, Taishi Nakagawa

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 20 that they signed twenty-eight-year-old Yuta Muto and twenty-seven-year-old Taishi Nakagawa. Uniform numbers have not yet been assigned.

Source: Yokohama 11/20/2017 (Muto), Yokohama 11/20/2017 (Nakagawa)

[UPDATE 11/24 @ 3:53pm]

The Bay Stars held a press conferences for Muto and Nakagawa today. Muto was assigned the uniform number 58, Nakagawa the number 61. Muto’s salary will be an estimated 9.3 million yen, Nakagawa’s salary an estimated 9.6 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2017, Sanspo 11/24/2017, Sanspo 11/24/2017

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[11/17/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars sign Edwin Escobar

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 17 that they signed twenty-five-year-old Edwin Escobar to a new contract. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated fifty-five million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/17/2017, Sports Hochi 11/17/2017, Sanspo 11/17/2017Daily Sports 11/17/2017

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[11/17/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars: uniform number changes

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced the following uniform number changes on November 17:

Source: Yokohama 11/17/2017

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[11/16/2017] Kenta Ishida to have appendix resection

Kenta Ishida had problems with his lower back during the season that may have been linked to appendicitis. The media learned on November 15 that Ishida is scheduled to an appendix resection. He will check into the hospital on the 16th, have the surgery on the 17th, and leave the hospital on the 19th.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/2017

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[11/16/2017] Yokohama interested in Taishi Nakagawa and Yuta Muto

The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested twenty-seven-year-old Taishi Nakagawa and twenty-eight-year-old Yuta Muto. The Bay Stars are expected to make an announcement about the two within the next few days. Both senryokugai players did not attend the twelve team tryout on November 15.

Nakagawa has some pop and can play some first and third. He can also be a right-handed bat off the bench. Muto has spent most of his time pitching out of the bullpen.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/16/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/16/2017

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[11/10/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreements with Soto, Barrios

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that they reached agreements with twenty-eight-year-old Neftali Soto and twenty-nine-year-old Edison Barrios.

According to media reports, Barrios agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty million yen. Soto agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty-five million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/10/2017 (Soto), Yokohama 11/10/2017 (Barrios), Sports Hochi 11/10/2017, Sports Hochi 11/10/2017, Daily Sports 11/10/2017

[UPDATE 11/11 @ 9:03pm]

According to the latest reports, Soto agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty-five million yen and Barrios to a one-year deal worth an estimated twenty million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 11/11/2017


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[11/6/2017] Tomo Otosaka to play winter ball in Mexico

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on November 6 that Tomo Otosaka will play winter ball in Mexico from November 9 (Thu) until some time mid-December. He will be playing for the Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon.

Source: Yokohama 11/6/2017

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2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager ラミレス Ramirez, Alex 80 43
Head Coach 青山 道雄 Aoyama, Michio 83 58
Hitting Coach 小川 博文 Ogawa, Hirofumi 74 50
Hitting Coach 坪井 智哉 Tsuboi, Tomochika 77 43
Pitching Coach 篠原 貴行 Shinohara, Takayuki 76 41
Pitching Coach 木塚 敦志 Kizuka, Atsushi 73 40
Infield/Base Coach 永池 恭男 Nagaike, Yasuo 88 44
Outfield/Base Coach 上田 佳範 Ueda, Yoshinori 75 44
Battery Coach 光山 英和 Mitsuyama, Hidekazu 90 52
Battery Coach (Bullpen) 藤田 和男 Fujita, Kazuo 89 37

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Position Name JPN Name ENG Uni Age
Manager 万永 貴司 Manei, Takashi 82 45
Position Player/Fielding/Base Coach 福原 峰夫 Fukuhara, Mineo 86 60
Hitting Coach 嶋村 一輝 Shimamura, Ikki 84 36
Hitting Coach 柳田 殖生 Yanagida, Shigeo 85 35
Pitching Coach 川村 丈夫 Kawamura, Takeo 72 45
Pitching Coach 大家 友和 Ohka, Tomo 78 41
Outfield/Base Coach 小池 正晃 Koike, Masaaki 71 37
Battery Coach 新沼 慎二 Niinuma, Shinji 79 38
Battery Coach Assistant/Ikusei Supervisor 靏岡 賢二郎 Tsuruoka, Kenjiro 87 30

Source: Yokohama 11/6/2017

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[11/5/2017] Yokohama Bay Stars: foreign player status

The Yokohama Bay Stars are planning to offer Joe Wieland, Spencer Patton and Edwin Escobar contracts for the 2018 season. They will most likely part with Phil Klein and Elian Herrera. Audy Ciriaco is a question mark with the Bay Stars also considering Neftali Soto.

Jose Lopez will be in the second year of a two-year contract next year.

Source: Sponichi 11/5/2017, Sports Hochi 11/5/2017

[UPDATE 11/8 @ 11:08pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that reached agreements with Patton and Wieland. They also announced that they will not be offering new contracts to Klein and Herrera.

According to media reports, Patton and Wieland agreed to one-year contracts worth an estimated 130 million yen.

Source: Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Patton, Wieland), Yokohama 11/8/2017 (Klein, Herrera), Nikkan Sports 11/8/2017

[UPDATE 11/10 @ 11:59pm]

The Bay Stars announced today that they will not be offering Ciriaco a contract for the 2018 season.

Source: Yokohama 11/10/2017

[UPDATE 11/12 @ 5:09pm]

Escobar will most likely return to the Bay Stars next season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/12/2017

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[11/4/2017] Nippon Series: Game 6, 7 potential starters

Kodai Senga might get tonight’s start against the Yokohama Bay Stars, but could also be skipped due to possible pain/tightness in his back. If he does get skipped, Nao Higashihama could get tonight’s start instead. The Softbank Hawks could then turn to Shota Takeda if the series goes to seven games.

Incidentally, if Senga gets tonight’s start, Higashihama will become the possible game seven starter with Takeda and Tsuyoshi Wada heading to the bullpen.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2017, Sports Hochi 11/4/2017, Daily Sports 11/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/4/2017

Yokohama will likely go with Shota Imanaga tonight. If the series goes to seven games, the Bay Stars could turn to Haruhiro Hamaguchi. Shoichi Ino will most likely be shifted to the bullpen.

Source: Sanspo 11/4/2017

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