Tokyo Roster Update — 8/27/09

Infielder Shinya Miyamoto (no. 6)This post contains player movements from two separate days.Pitcher Ryo Kawashima (no. 17)

A couple of days ago, Shinya Miyamoto (no. 6), Tokyo’s veteran infielder, was brought back up to the first team after some rehabilitation of his left leg.

Miyamoto played an important role in Tuesday’s series-opening win against the Hiroshima Carp, and his return to the team is a key component of the team’s stability.

Making space on the top team was outfielder Tsuyoshi Ueda (no. 50) who was just added to the top team this past weekend.

Also reappearing on the top team was starting pitcher Ryo Kawashima (no. 17) who was sent down last month as a penalty for his enduring mediocrity.

The readjustment time on the farm team didn’t help very much–Ryo got destroyed in last night’s game. Come to think of it, his numbers on the farm team weren’t exactly indicative of success. In five appearances since his demotion on July 18th, he went 0-3 with a 4.09 ERA.

Departing for the minors was infielder Yusuke Kajimoto (no. 39) who went 1-6 in his six games with the top club.

Here’s what the first team roster looks like as of yesterday’s game:

Pitchers: Yoshinori, Lim, Tateyama, Ishikawa, Matsuoka, Yuuki, Ryo Kawashima, Kida, Matsui, Takagi, Lee, Igarashi, Oshimoto

Catchers: Aikawa, Yoneno, Kawamoto

Infielders: Keizo Kawashima, Miyamoto, Yoshimoto, Tanaka, Hatakeyama, Noguchi

Outfielders: Fukuchi, Guiel, Takeuchi, Iihara, Aoki, Shida

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