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[8/18/2014] Injury Report: Tetsuya Matsumoto (Yomiuri), Yuji Kaneko (Seibu)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Matsumoto felt pain in his right hand after he fouled off a pitch during his at bat in the 7th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday and diagnosed with a hamate hook fracture.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat the injury on the 20th.  There is no timetable on his return. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) did some long distance throwing at Giants Stadium for the first time since he got hurt.  He slowly expanded the gap out until it reached about ninety-five meters.  Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session on the 20th.  He could then move on to batting practice some time during the weekend. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez did not play on Sunday against Yakult because of the tightness he started feeling in his left thigh during Saturday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Kaneko was taken off the active roster on Monday with a bruise on his right index finger. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2014 ... Kaneko suffered the injury when attempting a bunt during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 16th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2014
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[8/16/2014] Injury Report: Anderson Hernandez, Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi)

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 3:24 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez left Saturday's game against Yakult on defense in the 4th after he started feeling tightness in his left leg.  He was taken to a hospital in Nagoya for an examination.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada took soft-toss batting practice at Nagoya Stadium for the third straight day on Friday.  He is only able to use his left hand since he still has a cast on his right wrist.  Wada suffered a fracture in his right wrist during a game against Hiroshima on the 6th.  He resumed workouts on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu (right thumb) was taken off the active roster on Saturday.  He was able to join the Ichi-gun team for pre-game warm-ups. Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2014
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[2/6/2014] Chunichi Dragons News and Notes

by on Feb.07, 2014 @ 12:56 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Nelson Payano Bullpen 2/5 32 Originally planned to stop after 22 pitches, but threw ten more after GM Hiromitsu Ochiai said he only had a chance to see 3 pitches and wanted to see more; first session during camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
Hitoki Iwase Bullpen 2/5 70 Tossed breaking balls for the first time during camp.  Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
Takiya Asao Bullpen 2/5 60 Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014


Quick Notes

  • Yudai Ono committed consecutive errors during fielding practice on Thursday and was forced to take extra fielding practice while wearing catcher's gear. Source: Sponichi 2/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
  • Masahiko Morino and Michihiro Ogasawara took fielding practice at first on Thursday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014
  • General Manager Hiromitsu Ochiai worked with Masahiro Araki again on Thursday. Source: Sponichi 2/6/2014


Akifumu Takahashi was examined at a hospital on Wednesday because he was not feeling well.  The Dragons announced on Thursday that he tested positive for influenza A.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014


Anderson Hernandez developed pus behind his left knee.  He had surgery to treat the condition and will miss a day or two of practices.  He was already walking around on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014Sports Hochi 2/6/2014


Former Chunichi Dragon Toru Mori died of liver cancer at a hospital in Tokyo at 8:52am on Thursday.  He was seventy-eight.

Mori played for the Chunichi Dragons, Taiyo Whales, and Tokyo Orions during his career.  He had his best year in 1959 when he lead the league in home runs (thirty-one) and RBI (eighty-seven).  He made the Best Nine three times (1958-1960) and the All-Star Team five times (1959-1963).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2014

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[12/12/2013] Chunichi Dragons announce addition of four new foreign players

by on Dec.12, 2013 @ 3:50 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons announced that they came to terms with Anderson Hernandez (31), Alexis Gomez (35), Nelson Payano (31), and Leandro Mella (23).  Hernandez, Gomez, and Payano will be added to the seventy-man roster.  They have been assigned the number 00, 44, and 47, respectively.  Mella will be an Ikusei player and has been assigned the number 205.

Source: official announcement

Contract terms, according to Sports Hochi:

Hernandez - one-year deal worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars

Gomez - one-year deal worth an estimated 100,000 US dollars

Payano - one-year deal worth an estimated 250,000 US dollars

Mella - Ikusei contract worth an estimated 50,000 US dollars

Source: Sports Hochi 12/12/2013

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[12/6/2013] Chunichi to sign Alexis Gomez, Nelson Payano, Anderson Hernandez

by on Dec.06, 2013 @ 12:33 pm, under NPB
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According to a number of reports, the Chunichi Dragons will be signing the following three players to one-year contracts: outfielder Alexis Gomez (35), pitcher Nelson Payano (31), and infielder Anderson Hernandez (31).  Gomez's contract will be worth an estimated ten million yen.  Payano and Hernandez will each likely sign for an estimated twenty-five million yen plus five million yen in signing bonuses.

Source: Daily Sports 12/6/2013, Nikkan Sports 12/6/2013Nikkan Sports 12/6/2013

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[11/29/2013] Chunichi nearing deal with A. Hernandez; good chance Baldiris does not return to Orix next year

by on Nov.30, 2013 @ 2:45 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

The Dragons are close to finalizing a deal with Anderson Hernandez (31) and could make an announcement within the next few days.  He is a candidate to play short.

Source: Sponichi 11/29/2013

Yomiuri Giants

It may have taken the Giants until Wednesday to approach Yasuyuki Kataoka because of their concerns about his injuries over the last few seasons -- he dislocated both shoulders on separate occasions in 2011, had problems with his right wrist (TFCC) in 2012, and had left knee problems this year.

Source: ZakZak 11/29/2013

Orix Buffaloes

According to the latest reports, there is a good chance Aarom Baldiris will not return to the Buffaloes next season.  The front office had been waiting to hear back from him, but without any word from his agent, they will now begin looking into other options, like Esteban German.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/29/2013


The Buffaloes still have their eye on Munenori Kawasaki, in case he becomes available.

Source: Daily Sports 11/29/2013


Hiroshi Moriwaki is looking for a clean-up hitter that 1) can play defense, 2) knows how to run the bases, 3) can hit breaking balls.

Ryuzo Setoyama will head to the US on December 1 and will be out of the country for four days (he will spend two nights in the US).

Source: Sponichi 11/29/2013


Kevin Youkilis is on the Buffaloes' list of players they are interested in.

Source: Sanspo 11/29/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are interested in Dennis Sarfate (32).  They see him as a candidate to close games.

Source: Daily Sports 11/29/2013

Seibu Lions

There were no new developments on Hideaki Wakui and Yasuyuki Kataoka on Friday.

Source: Sponichi 11/29/2013


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Kai-Wen Cheng > Brother Elephants
Ikketsu Sho > EDA Rhinos
Ming-Chieh Hsu > Lamigo Monkeys

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/29/2013

[11/22/2013] Chunichi Dragons and infielder Anderson Hernandez

by on Nov.23, 2013 @ 5:58 am, under NPB
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According Nikkan Sports, the Chunichi Dragons are interested in thirty-one-year-old infielder Anderson Hernandez.  Head coach Shigekazu Mori is in the Dominican Republic checking on various talent.  Hernandez was one of them.  Sponichi adds that the Dragons have begun negotiations with the infielder.

And Dan from MyKBO tweeted the following:

Heard This NPB Version: The Chunichi Dragons signed Anderson Hernandez #NPB #Chunichi

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/22/2013, Sponichi 11/23/2013, Twitter 11/21/2013


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