Current Tokyo Roster

Infielder Yoshiyuki NoguchiYoshiyuki Noguchi (no. 55) made his return to the top team yesterday and provided an rbi single to center in the ninth inning.

The 28-year-old infielder (throws and bats right-handed) had several decent games at the minor league level to help get himself another shot at the first team.

His return comes at the expense of Yuuichi who was dropped from the 28-player, first team roster.

Here’s what the current Tokyo roster looks like as of August 7th, 2009:

Pitchers: Yoshinori, Lim, Muranaka, Ishikawa, Matsuoka, Tateyama, Yuuki, Hagiwara, Kida, Ichiba, Lee, Igarashi, Oshimoto

Catchers: Aikawa, Yoneno, Kawamoto

Infielders: Kawshima, D’Antona, Miyamoto, Tanaka, Hatakeyama, Kawabata, Noguchi

Outfielders: Fukuchi, Guiel, Takeuchi, Iihara, Aoki

Incidentally, it sounds like Miwa has been hitting up a storm on the farm team, so don’t be surprised if we see him appear on the first team before too long.

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini

  • Rob

    Thanks for this – I haven’t been watching the day-to-day promotions and demotions, so it’s been “Hey, where’s so-and-so?” and “Why aren’t they using whoever here”.

  • Rob,
    No problem. Takada made a very interesting choice for pinch hitter in the seventh inning of today’s game.

    When he came up to the plate I was thinking, “Why aren’t they using Hatake-…wait a minute. Who the hell is that?”

    So I had to update the roster again.