Tokyo Roster Update — 9/1/09

Pitcher Jun Hagiwara (no. 48)Middle reliever Jun Hagiwara (no. 48), an 18 year veteran who played for Orix and Hokkaido before coming to Tokyo last year, was recalled to the first team after being sent down just a week and a half ago.

During his time on the farm, the right-handed Tokyo native appeared in four games and picked up two saves while not giving up any earned runs.

On the top team this year, including tonight’s game, Hagiwara has made 34 appearances and has an ERA of 4.81.

Dropped to the farm team, as expected, is outfielder Munehiro Shida. He had a home run in his first at-bat on the top team this season, but he wasn’t able to do anything exciting after that.

Here’s a look at Tokyo’s first team roster as of game time today:

Pitchers: Yoshinori, Lim, Tateyama, Ishikawa, Yuuki,  Matsui, Takagi, Lee, Yoshikawa, Oshimoto, Hagiwara

Catchers: Aikawa, Yoneno, Kawamoto

Infielders: Kawashima, Miyamoto, Yoshimoto, Tanaka, Hatakeyama, Noguchi, D’Antona

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