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Hanshin Tigers: May 19, 2010

by on May.19, 2010 @ 1:10 pm, under NPB

11:28pm JST

...The Tigers announced that Yuya Nohara had surgery on his right hand (右手有鈎骨形成術) yesterday.  The club will now take a wait-and-see approach with his recovery.

1:10pm JST

...Shinjiro Hiyama recorded his 108th pinch-hit hit last night.  That ties the franchise record with Goro Toi.

...Shunsuke Fujikawa stole his first pro base last night.  Tomoaki Kanemoto also stole a base -- he broke his own franchise mark for oldest player to steal a base at the age of 42.

...Last night, Kenji Jojima played in a regular season game in Fukuoka for the first time since 9/18/2005.

...Yuya Ando could be returning to active roster as early as the 27th.  On Tuesday, Ando started a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima and gave up one run over 7 innings of work (110 pitches).