Kawashima and Hidaka Traded to Hawks

On Sunday the Swallows and Hawks announced a four player trade which will send INF Keizo Kawashima and LHF Ryo Hidaka to the Hawks and RHP Nagisa Arakaki and RHP Hiroshi Yamanaka to the Swallows. The deal was made official today as both teams introduced their new players in press conferences. Kawashima, who was on […]

Swallows acquire INF Takahiro Imanami from the Fighters

In a bit of a surprise move, the Swallows announced a trade with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters this morning. The trade will send RHP Tatsuyoshi Masubuchi to Hokkaido in return for INF Takahiro Imanami. After getting drafted out of high school in the 2006 draft, Masubuchi wallowed as a spot starter for the first […]

Swallows Acquire Masahiko Tanaka from the Marines

Read that headline carefully folks… That is MASAHIKO Tanaka of the Marines, not Masahiro Tanaka of the Eagles. The Swallows did not add a super ace to the roster, instead they acquired a third string catcher at the low low price of a third string catcher. Ryohei Kawamoto will be headed the other way to […]

RHP Hashimoto traded to Tohoku Rakuten for OF Kusuki

As of 2PM on Monday this bit of news still hasn’t been reported by either Tokyo or Tohoku’s websites, but it appears that 32 year old RHP Yoshitaka Hashimoto is being sent to Tohoku in exchange for 27 year old OF Yusuke Kusuki. Hashimoto made 17 appearances for the Swallows in 2011 and had a […]

Pitcher Ryo Kawashima sent to Tohoku Eagles in cash trade

30 year old RHP and 2004 Central League Rookie-of-the-Year Ryo Kawashima has been traded to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for an undisclosed amount according to the team’s Japanese-language website. After an outstanding rookie season in 2004 in which Kawashima tallied an impressive 10-4 record and 3.17 ERA, Kawashima put together another strong year in […]

Chikara Onodera Acquired from Saitama Seibu

It’s being reported that Tokyo are set to purchase Chikara Onodera, a right-handed reliever, from the Saitama Seibu Lions. Onodera is 30 years old and hails from Saitama Prefecture and is in his ninth year of professional baseball. He’s listed 95 kg and 188 cm tall, and he had what was arguably his best year […]

Breaking News: Swallows acquire Minoru Yamagishi

The Swallows have just announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Minoru Yamagishi from the Saitama Seibu Lions. In return, the Swallows have sent catcher Tomohito Yoneno to the Lions. Yamagishi was drafted by Seibu in the 4th round of the 2004 draft out of Aoyama Gakuin University. Yamagishi had served as Aoyama’s ace for […]

Breaking News: Swallows acquire Kouki Watanabe

The Swallows are reporting that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Kouki Watanabe through a trade with the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In return, the Swallows will be sending right-handed pitcher Yuuya Kamada to the Eagles. Watanabe is in his sixth year of pro ball and has been used exclusively as a reliever by the Eagles. In […]