2018 Spring Training Information

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know we’re excited about the upcoming season. We’ve been counting down the days until next season using the players’ jerseys. Check it out if you get a chance. (And “like” the page, too, please!)

Anyhow, here is the basic schedule and squad divisions for this year’s spring training.


First Squad — February 1-28 in Ginoza, Okinawa

 

 

Scheduled days off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Exhibition games scheduled: February 11 (Sun) vs. DeNA @ Ginoza; 16 (Fri) vs. Rakuten @ Ginoza; 18 (Sun) vs. Nippon Ham @ Ginoza; 21 (Wed) vs. Kia Tigers (Korea) @ Ginoza; 24 (Sat) vs. Yakult @ Urasoe; 25 (Sun) vs. Chunichi @ Chatan. *All games start at 13:00!

Players invited:

PitchersAtsushi NohmiYuta Iwasada, Masaki Baba, Shintaro FujinamiMinoru Iwata, Kyuji Fujikawa, Taiki Ono, Tsuyoshi Ishizaki, Hiroto Saiki, Marcos Mateo, Akifumi Takahashi, Takumi Akiyama, Diego Moreno, Koyo Aoyagi, Randy Messenger, Ryoma Matsuda, Kentaro KuwaharaSuguru Iwazaki, Hiroya Shimamoto, Rafael Dolis = 20 men

CatchersSeishiro Sakamoto, Kenya Nagasaka, Ryutaro UmenoFumihito Haraguchi = 4 men

InfieldersTakashi Toritani, Fumiya Hojoh, Yusuke Ohyama, Takahiro Kumagai, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Wilin Rosario, Kento Itohara, Naomasa Yohkawa, Kai Ueda = 9 men

OutfieldersYoshio Itoi, Kosuke Fukudome, Shun Takayama,Taiga Egoshi, Kairi Shimada, Masahiro Nakatani, Shunsuke = 7 men


Second Squad — February 1-28 in Aki, Kochi

Scheduled days off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 14 (Wed), 19 (Mon), 23 (Fri)

Exhibition games scheduled: February 11 (Sun) vs. Shikoku Bank; 12 (Mon) vs. Hanhwa Eagles; 17 (Sat) vs. Seibu (@Haruno); 18 (Sun) vs. Shikoku IL Kochi; 22 (Thur) vs. Seibu; 25 (Sun) vs. JR Shikoku. * All games start at 12:30 at Aki, unless otherwise indicated.

Players Designated:

PitchersDaiki EnokidaYuya Yokoyama, Yen-Ching Lu, Yuya Onaka, Haruto Takahashi, Masaki Tanigawa, Masumi Hamachi, Shungo Fukunaga, Daichi Takeyasu, Koki Moriya, Kosuke Fujitani, Shoya YamamotoAtsushi Mochizuki, Joichiro Maki, Kazuo Itoh, Masaki Ishii, Hiroaki Saiuchi17 men

Catchers – Shinya Azuhata, Taichi Okazaki, Shinji Komiyama = 3 men

Infielders – Hiroki Uemoto, Noriharu Yamazaki, Yuto Morikoshi, Ryota ImanariFumiya ArakiNaoto Nishida = 6 men

OutfieldersHayata ItohYutaro Itayama, Ryosuke OgataShintaro Yokota = 4 men


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

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