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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten, Lotte: July 11, 2012

by on Jul.11, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Masayoshi Tsukada had reconstructive surgery on his right knee (ACL) earlier today.  He will remain in the hospital for about three weeks.  In all, it will likely take Tsukada about six months for a full recovery.

Tsukada suffered the injury during base-running practices on June 1.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Eiichi Koyano missed Tuesday's game because he was not feeling well.  He was later diagnosed with gastroenteritis.  He did play in tonight's game (entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th and took over at third).  Source: Sanspo 7/11/2012

Seibu Lions

Yasuyuki Kataoka was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a minor case of inflammation in his right wrist.  The team does not plan on taking Kataoka off the active roster for the time being and will instead monitor his progress.  He currently has problems swinging the bat the throwing the ball.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2012

Rakuten Eagles

Masahiro Tanaka threw forty-five pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday in preparation for his next start on Thursday (vs Orix at Kleenex Stadium).  He could also get one more start before the All-Star break on July 18 (vs Lotte at QVC Marine).  Source: Sponichi 7/11/2012


The Eagles have recorded two walk-off victories in one much just three times in franchise history: June 2 (Chunichi) and June 30 (Hanshin), 2006; October 4 (Seibu) and October 7 (Softbank), 2008; and July 1 (Softbank) and July 10 (Orix), 2012.  Source: Sponichi 7/11/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

The 260,000 yen group ticket pack the Marines put up for sale today (limit of one) was sold on the same day.  Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2012

3 comments on “Softbank, Nippon Ham, Seibu, Rakuten, Lotte: July 11, 2012

  1. Brad

    3 weeks in the hospital after ACL surgery!
    In the States be out that day and rehabbing it the next day!
    Japan…. Leading the way in putting new keitai models out every week…. But can’t reconstruct a knee!

    1. fighting ham

      3 weeks are covered by the national insurance policy in Japan. In the US, Obamacare…

    2. Steve Novosel

      You’re only in-and-out of the hospital so quickly in the US because your insurance company will refuse to pay for proper care. Geez, you get women who give birth who are in and out in 24 hours. How is that any good for the patient?

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