Tokyo Roster Update — 8/29/09

Outfielder Yuichi (no. 31)Outfielder Yuichi Matsumoto (no. 31), the 29-year-old veteran who originally hails from Brazil, was recalled to the first team after being dropped a little over three weeks ago. Prior to being dropped he hit .233 in 33 appearances for the top club.

On the farm this season, Yuichi has hit .333 in 17 games with three home runs and 15 rbi’s. The left-handed batter went straight into last night’s lineup for game one of Tokyo’s home stand against Chunichi.

Making room on the first team for Yuuichi was starting pitcher, Kyouhei Muranaka, who was actually just called up on Thursday. That makes it two days in a row that a pitcher was brought up to start a game and then sent back down to the farm within 24 hours.

Muranaka’s stats are currently 0-4 with an 8.25 ERA.

The 28-man top team roster is currently comprised of the following players:

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

Catchers: Aikawa, Yoneno, Kawamoto

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

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

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