Tokyo Roster Update

Outfielder Toshihiro Nakao.After mentioning that I thought we might be seeing 25-year-old, second year player, Masayoshi Miwa, on the first team before long, it turns out that I was wrong.

Takada instead chose to promote a different second year guy, 26-year-old outfielder, Toshihiro Nakao (no. 56). He apparently has been one of the best hitters this season in the Eastern League.

He replaces rotation ace, Tateyama, who had a rough outing last night, who will spend a little time on the farm team “readjusting” (whatever that means).

Here’s what the roster looks like as of August 8th, 2009:

Pitchers: Yoshinori, Lim, Muranaka, Ishikawa, Matsuoka, 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, Nakao

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