Samurai Japan has been selected

On 16th in Japan, Manager Atsunori Inaba announced is his 24-man roster for Summer Olympics. 5 players were elected from Hiroshima Caprs which was the most from a single team, and the only team not to be selected were the Chiba Lotte Marines.  

 

Pitcher

Rakuten Eagles – Masahiro Tanaka (32)

Orix Buffalos – Yoshinobu Yamamoto (22)

Seibu Lions – **Kaima Taira (21)

Hanshin Tigers – **Suguru Iwazaki (29)

Hanshin Tigers – **Kouyou Aoyagi (27)

Yomiuri Kyojin – Tomoyuki Sugano (31)

Yomiuri Kyojin – Kouta Nakagawa (27)

Chunichi Dragons – Yudai Ono (32)

Hiroshima Carps – **Masato Morishita (23)

Hiroshima Carps – **Ryoji Kuribayashi (24)

Dena Baystars – Yasuaki Yamasaki (28)

 

Catcher

Softbank Hawks – Takuya Kai (28)

Hiroshima Carps – Tsubasa Aizawa (33)

 

Infielder

Rakuten Golden Eagles – Hideo Asamura (30)

Seibu Lions – Sokue Genda (28)

Yomiuri Kyojin – Hayato Sakamoto (32)

Yakult Swallows – Tetsuto Yamada (28)

Yakult Swallows – Munetaka Murakami (21)

Hiroshima Carps – Ryosuke Kikuchi (31)

 

Outfielder

Softbank Hawks – Yuuki Yanagita (32)

Softbank Hawks – **Ryouya Kurihara (24)

Orix Buffalos – Masataka Yoshida (27)

Nippon Ham Fighters – Kensuke Kondou (27)

Hiroshima Carps – Seiya Suzuki (26)

 

**First entry as Samurai Team Japan

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