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[2/2/2014] Softbank Hawks News and Notes

by on Feb.03, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Batting Practice

February 1

  • Nobuhiko Matsunaka - sixty-seven swings, seventeen over the fence

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

February 2

  • Brian Wolfe - thirty-seven pitches
  • Jason Standridge - fifty-two pitches
  • Hideki Okajima - thirty-seven pitches
  • Kenji Otonari - 103 pitches

Source: Sanpso 2/2/2014, Sponichi 2/2/2014, Sponichi 2/2/2014

February 1

  • Dennis Sarfate - thirty-seven pitches
  • Ryota Igarashi - forty-nine pitches
  • Kenji Otonari - over 100 pitches

Source: Daily Sports 2/2/2014, Sponichi 2/2/2014

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The Hawks were presented with a number of Miyazaki food items on Sunday.  Among the items: twenty kilograms of Miyazaki beef, thirty kilograms of Miyazaki brand pork, ten kilograms of Miyazaki chicken, twenty kilograms of kumquats, twenty kilograms of hyuganatsu (citrus fruit), and ten packs of strawberries.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Dennis Sarfate is planning to toss another bullpen session on the 4th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Shota Takeda, Taiga Kasahara, Shoji Yoshimoto, and Ikusei Masato Sakata ended their bullpen sessions on Saturday because of leg cramps.  Since there are only seven bullpen mounds for twenty-three pitchers, schedules can be a little hectic.  The four had just finished doing some running exercises and may have been dehydrated before the start of their sessions, leading to the cramps.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/2/2014

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Tomoki Takata was not feeling well during practices on Saturday.  He had a fever and was diagnosed with a viral gastroentritis on Sunday.  He was sent down to Group B camp.  Kenji Akashi was called up to Group A camp.

Takata should be able to resume workouts after two or three days of rest.

Source: Sponichi 2/2/2014

[12/17/2013] Softbank Hawks to sign Jason Standridge and Dennis Sarfate

by on Dec.17, 2013 @ 5:56 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced today that they will sign Jason Standridge (35) and Dennis Sarfate (32).

Standridge reportedly signed a two-year deal worth an estimated total 400 million yen.  He was assigned the number fifty-five.

Sarfate reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth an estimated total 200 million yen.  He was assigned the number fifty-eight.

Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 12/17/2013

[12/5/2013] Sponichi: Softbank getting ready to announce agreements with Lee, Standridge, Wolfe, and Sarfate

by on Dec.05, 2013 @ 4:08 pm, under NPB
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According to a report by Sponichi, the Softbank Hawks may be very close to making an announcement of deals with Dae-Ho Lee (31), Jason Standridge (35), Brian Wolfe (33), and Dennis Sarfate (32).  The Hawks may have spent about 1.6 billion yen on all four players, with about half going to Lee in the form of a two-year deal worth an estimated 800 million yen.  That could push Softbank's 2013 winter shopping total to a whopping 2.6 billion yen, which, by the way, would be more than the current proposed upper threshold for posting system bids.

Source: Sponichi 12/5/2013

[12/4/2013] Dennis Sarfate, Aarom Baldiris, Hideaki Wakui, Hanshin Tigers

by on Dec.05, 2013 @ 1:51 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

According to Daily Sports, the Hawks may be close to finalizing a one-year deal with Dennis Sarfate that could be worth around 100 million yen.

Source: Daily Sports 12/4/2013

Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles should be able to get a firm reply from Casey McGehee within the next week or so.  Rakuten's last offer was reportedly a three-year deal worth about 500 million yen.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/4/2013

The Eagles might look into Aarom Baldiris as a possible replacement for McGehee.

Source: ZakZak 12/4/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The Marines are still working out a deal with Hideaki Wakui's representative.  According to Tokyo Sports, it could take a couple more weeks for the two sides to reach an agreement.  There is also a chance talks fall apart and Wakui ends up remaining in Saitama.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/3/2013

Sanspo is also reporting that discussions between Lotte and Wakui have hit a bit of a bump.  Lotte official Nobuhira Hayashi is not overly optimistic, but also not worried.

Source: Sanspo 12/4/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers could be interested in Yokohama's Shugo Fujii as compensation for losing Yasutomo Kubo.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/4/2013

ZakZak wonders if the Tigers might be interested in Norihiro Nakamura as compensation for losing Yasutomo Kubo, if he is available.  He would come cheap and he could serve as either a third baseman or a right-handed bat off the bench.  Incidentally, Nakamura is a Hanshin fan.

Source: ZakZalk 12/3/2013

[12/3/2013] Nikkan Sports: Hawks closing in on deals with Dae-Ho Lee, Jason Standridge

by on Dec.03, 2013 @ 2:49 pm, under NPB
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According to a report by Nikkan Sports, the Softbank Hawks may be closing in on deals with Dae-Ho Lee (31) and Jason Standridge (35).  The Hawks may have offered Lee a two-year deal worth over one billion yen.  A separate report by Nishinippon Shimbun from November 22 mentions Softbank preparing what may have been, at the time, a two-year deal worth an estimated 500 million yen for Standridge.

The Hawks may also be looking into Dennis Sarfate (32) as a possible candidate to close.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/3/2013, Nishinippon Shimbun 11/22/2013

A JoongAng Ilbo report mentions that Hawks' offer to Lee might be three or more years worth between 1.6 and 1.9 billion yen.

"I have had a lot of things to think about lately.  Right now, if I am to return to Japan, there is a good chance it will be with Softbank.  They are actively pursuing me and have made me a solid deal.  I can feel that they need me.  They also have a good chance at winning with me.  I think I will be signing a new contract worthy of the Big Boy wthin the next month.  I will have good news to reports," Lee said.

Source: JoongAng Ilbo 12/2/2013

[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

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

Source: Daily Sports 11/29/2013

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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

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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

Other

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

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/29/2013

[8/8/2013] Injury Updates: Tateoka, Bowker (YOM), Sarfate, Kikuchi (SEI)

by on Aug.08, 2013 @ 4:01 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Soichiro Tateoka twisted his right ankle while running the bases in the 9th inning of Wednesday night's game against Yokohama and had to be carried off the field.  He did not go to the hospital and was later seen with crutches.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Daily Sports 8/8/2013

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John Bowker was replaced by a pinch-runner after he took an HBP off his left wrist in the 8th inning of Wednesday's game against Yokohama.  He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Sanspo 8/8/2013

Seibu Lions

Dennis Sarfate (left adductor muscle) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against the Futures on Wednesday.  He tossed a shutout inning in relief.  He gave up one hit, struck out three, and topped out at 156km/h.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

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Yusei Kikuchi was taken off the active roster on Wednesday with inflammation in his left shoulder.  He later revealed that had been feeling some pain in his left shoulder since a start he made on July 12 (vs Rakuten).

Source: Sponichi 8/8/2013

The Lions are planning to shut down Kikuchi for about a week.  What comes after that will depend on how much improvement he sees in his shoulder.  His workouts today included running and upper body inner muscle training.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

[7/31/2013] Injury Updates: Luna, Ibata (CHU), Nishioka (HAN), Sarfate (SEI), Saburo (LOT)

by on Jul.31, 2013 @ 6:51 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna is hoping to return to the active roster on August 4.  He recently told reporters that his left knee was at about eighty percent.  He will most likely play in a couple of Ni-gun rehab games before he returns to Ichi-gun.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2013

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According to Sponichi, Hirokazu Ibata will make a decision on his right ankle today (surgery or rehab only).

Source: Sponichi 7/31/2013

Nikkan Sports reports that Ibata will visit one more hospital in Nagoya today before making a decision.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) began his rehab at the Naruohama facilities today -- his day lasted about two hours.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/31/2013

Seibu Lions

Dennis Sarfate was examined at a Morioka hospital after he injured his left adductor muscle during morning workouts on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 7/31/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Saburo was taken off the active roster today with a dislocation of the right third finger extensor tendon.  There is no timetable for his return.  He will need to keep the finger immobilized for three weeks before he can begin rehab.

Source: Sponichi 7/31/2013

[7/30/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka (Hanshin), Sarfate (Hiroshima), Satozaki (Lotte)

by on Jul.30, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka was taken off the active roster today because the pain in his left knee was not going away as quickly as the club was hoping it would.

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2013, Daily Sports 7/30/2013

Seibu Lions

Dennis Sarfate will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday with pain in his left adductor muscle.  He suffered the injury while working with weights during pre-game practice today.

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster on the 1st with a fracture in his third rib on the left side.  He stopped feeling pain about four to five days ago and returned to the active roster today.  He made it into tonight's game against Nippon Ham as a pinch-hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2013