A cold wind blows over the Yomiuri Giants, who failed to advance to the postseason for two consecutive years.
On the 28th, when the first game of the Japan Series between the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes was scheduled, Yomiuri released two pitchers. Right-handers Takuya Kuwahara (27) and Kenta Onuma (25) were notified that their contracts could not be renewed.
Kuwahara is the player selected by Yomiuri as the first pick in the 2018 rookie draft. He graduated from Chuo University and became a professional athlete under the brilliant spotlight. He had twists and turns as he was dropped as a training player twice due to injuries and then came back.
Last season, in his 5th year as a professional, he pitched 9 consecutive games without allowing any goals since the opening game. He appeared in 49 games, his most in a season, and recorded 3 wins, 2 losses, and an earned run average of 5.16.
He performed extremely poorly this year. He has 1 hold in 5 matches and 9.00. After appearing against the Nippon Ham Fighters in an interleague match on June 4 and allowing 4 runs in ⅔ innings, he was not promoted to the first team. Although he was recognized for his potential, he did not shine in the pros. The Yomiuri team couldn’t wait for him any longer.
Currently, Yomiuri ace Dogo Shosei (23) is the 6th pick in the 2019 rookie draft.
Yomiuri made a trade with Chiba Lotte Marines last July. Outfielder Shingo Ishikawa (30) left the team and Onuma joined. Onuma has not pitched in a single game since his transfer.
Onuma played for two teams in the BC League, an independent league in Japan, and joined Chiba Lotte as a training player in 2021. In 25 games over the past two years, he has 1 win, 1 loss, 1 hold, and a 6.68 average. Sankei Sports, a Japanese sports magazine, reported that Onuma will transition into a training athlete.짱구카지노 주소
Yomiuri, which finished in 4th place for two consecutive years, announced a change in head coach after the final game of the pennant race. Coach Tatsunori Hara (65), who led the team for 17 seasons over three periods, resigned, and head coach Shinnosuke Abe (44) took over.
Since the season ended, a total of 16 people have been notified of being out of service.