2017 Spring Training Information

It’s almost that time of year again, folks! From February 1 to 28, Hanshin Tigers first squad will have its camp down in Ginoza, Okinawa. Yours truly will not be able to attend this year (see here for last year’s report), but am planning on doing some hard negotiations to get a day or two off and travel down to Aki, Kochi to see the second squad’s spring training, which will run for the same 28-day span.

Here is a quick look at the tentative schedule, which is subject to change, depending on the weather and other things.

First Squad — February 1-28 in Ginoza, Okinawa

Scheduled days off: February 6 (Mon), 10 (Fri), 15 (Wed), 20 (Mon), 24 (Fri)

Exhibition games scheduled: February 13 (Mon) vs. DeNA @ Ginoza; 16 (Thur) vs. Samsung Lions @ Ginoza; 19 (Sun) vs. Nippon Ham @ Ginoza. *All games start at 13:00!

Players invited:

PitchersAtsushi Nohmi, Yuya Yokoyama, Yuta Iwasada, Roman Mendez, Minoru Iwata, Kyuji Fujikawa, Hiroaki Saiuchi, Taiki Ono, Tsuyoshi Ishizaki, Marcos Mateo, Akifumi Takahashi, Takumi Akiyama, Shoya Yamamoto, Koyo Aoyagi, Randy Messenger, Ryoma Matsuda, Suguru Iwazaki, Hiroya Shimamoto

CatchersSeishiro Sakamoto, Ryutaro Umeno, Taichi Okazaki, Fumihito Haraguchi

InfieldersHiroki Uemoto, Takashi Toritani, Fumiya Hojoh, Yusuke Ohyama, Eric Campbell, Kento Itohara, Ryota Imanari, Fumiya Araki, Kai Ueda

OutfieldersYoshio Itoi, Kosuke Fukudome, Shun Takayama, Shintaro Yokota, Taiga Egoshi, Masahiro Nakatani, Yutaro Itayama, Shunsuke

 


Second Squad — February 1-28 in Aki, Kochi

Scheduled days off: February 6 (Mon), 10 (Fri), 15 (Wed), 20 (Mon), 24 (Fri)

Exhibition games scheduled: February 11 (Sat) vs. Shikoku Bank; 12 (Sun) vs. Seibu; 18 (Sat) vs. Seibu (@Haruno); 19 (Sun) vs. JR Shikoku; 23 (Thur) vs. Seibu; 25 (Sat) vs. Hanhwa Eagles; 26 (Sun) vs. Kochi Fighting Dogs. * All games start at 12:30 at Aki, unless otherwise indicated.

Players Designated:

PitchersDaiki Enokida, Yuya Andoh, Kazuya Takamiya, Hiroto Saiki, Masumi Hamachi, Shungo Fukunaga, Daichi Takeyasu, Koki Moriya, Kosuke Fujitani, Atsushi Mochizuki, Kentaro Kuwahara, Akihiro Yanase, Kazuo Itoh, Kojiro Tanabo

Catchers – Kenya Nagasaka, Shinya Azuhata, Shinji Komiyama

InfieldersYamato, Tsuyoshi NishiokaRyota Arai, Yuto Morikoshi, Naomasa Yohkawa, Naoto Nishida

OutfieldersHayata Itoh, Ryosuke Ogata, Keisuke Kanoh


 

If you have any questions about spring training in Japan, hit me up with a comment below, or send me an e-mail: t-ray@thehanshintigers.com

 

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