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Around the NPB Horn: Kanemoto records his 70th sac fly on Sunday night

by on Sep.28, 2009 @ 5:50 pm, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Tomoaki Kanemoto recorded his 70 sac fly on Sunday night against the Chunichi Dragons.  Kanemoto now leads all active players in the category (he surpassed Kazuyoshi Tatsunami's 69).

...Still no set date on when Norihiro Akahoshi can begin his rehab.  He's still feeling numbness in his back and was given a shot to block the pain.

Said team trainer, "I hear he still can't really move all that well.  It's probably going to take some more time."

Nippon Ham Fighters

...Sho Nakata picked up his first pro RBI in Sunday's game against the Softbank Hawks.

With runners on second and third and 1 out in the 7th, Nakata hit a sac fly into center for his first ever pro RBI.  The RBI came in his 21st game and 36th at bat.

Softbank Hawks

...The Hawks announced that Akihiro Yanase had surgery on his right elbow to remove bone spurs (右ひじ関節の骨棘切除) and will require about 4 weeks for a full recovery.

...Tadashi Settsu was found to have a fever today and was given the day off; tests for the swine flu virus came up negative.  He is listed as day-to-day and will rejoin the team when he's ready to pitch again (he did not accompany the team to Sendai today).