2010 Off-Season Player Transaction Summary

UPDATED: January 13, 2011 Since the end of the season, the Swallows have lost some players through cuts and retirement, the team has also gained some players through free agency and the draft. The team also managed to keep Chang-Yong Lim by resigning him to a lucrative contract. We have covered some of these moves, […]

10/6/09 – Yokohama (Away)

October 6th, 2009 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10 Yokohama BayStars 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Yokohama Stadium) For quite a while, it looked as though Yokohama would frustrate Tokyo for the 14th time this year. But in the end, the Swallows extra class told as they put up eight runs in the 8th […]

Tokyo Roster Update — 8/27/09

This post contains player movements from two separate days. A couple of days ago, Shinya Miyamoto (no. 6), Tokyo’s veteran infielder, was brought back up to the first team after some rehabilitation of his left leg. Miyamoto played an important role in Tuesday’s series-opening win against the Hiroshima Carp, and his return to the team […]

Tokyo Roster Update – 8/14/09

The newest faces on the Tokyo Swallows first team roster are pitcher Shun Takaichi (no. 14) and infielder Yusuke Kajimoto (no. 39). Takaichi had seen some time on the first team earlier this season before spending about three months on the farm team. His first two appearances of the season comprised a total of eight […]

3/19/09 — Saitama (home)

March 19th, 2009 Saitama Seibu Lions 7 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 8 Streak: Won 3       Last 5: LDWWW (Jingu Stadium) Jamie D’Antona made a very powerful argument for why he deserves the cleanup slot in the batting order today. His first two at-bats of the game resulted in home runs, the first to right and […]

3/11/09 — Softbank (home)

March 11th, 2009 SoftBank Hawks 2 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 7 Streak: Won 1     Last 5: WLLLW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo finally got one back in the win column today. Yohsinori had a great day on the mound, and the Tokyo bats were a little bit more reliable than they had been over the […]