Current Tokyo Swallows Roster

As posted on the team’s official website, Hirotoshi Ishii was removed from the active roster after his retirement game on the 25th. Therefore, the 26 guys that are currently on the top team are as follows:

Pitchers
Lim, Matsuoka, Masubuchi, Tateyama, Barnette, Matsui, Hidaka, Akagawa, Watanabe, Oshimoto

Catchers
Aikawa, Kawamoto, Fukukawa

Infielders
Miyamoto, Tanaka, Takeuchi, Fujimoto, Hatakeyama, Whitesell, Noguchi, Morioka

Outfielders
Aoki, Fukuchi, Balentien, Yuichi, Ueda

Lots of important names missing from that list, but that’s the way things have gone for Tokyo recently. If the team beats Yomiuri and earns the right to play in Nagoya next week, then expect some other disaster to befall these good people.

About Christopher Pellegrini

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  • Kozo

    I assume Ishikawa and Kyuko will take the last 2 spots on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

  • Kozo

    So… Yuichi was pulled and Ishikawa, Muranaka (forgot about him), and Miwa were added to the roster.

    Interestingly, Ishikawa, Akagawa, (no surprises here) and Barnette were the 3 players held out of the line up for tonight’s game.