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[6/25/2013] Injury Updates: Oshima (CHU), Hirai, Ishikawa (YAK), Uemoto (HAN), Blanco (YOK), Molleken (HAM)

by on Jun.25, 2013 @ 6:03 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Yohei Oshima ended practices early today after he started feeling pain in his left elbow -- it apparently locked up on him.  Oshima experienced problems with his left elbow back in February and this could be an extension of that injury.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2013

Yakult Swallows

The media learned on Monday that Ryo Hirai will have his right shoulder cleaned out.  A date has not yet been set.  There is a good chance he will miss the rest of the season since it could take six months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 6/25/2013, Sanspo 6/25/2013

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Masanori Ishikawa (tight lower left back) joined the Ichi-gun starting pitchers for workouts on Monday.  He started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on the 23rd and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk over 3.1 innings of work.  There is a chance he will return to the active roster in time for a start against Yomiuri on the 30th.

Source: Sanspo 6/25/2013, Sponichi 6/25/2013

Hanshin Tigers

The Tigers announced that Hiroki Uemoto had surgery to clean out his left ankle on Monday.  The team will set a timetable for his recovery once he is able to begin his rehab.

Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Tony Blanco may end up missing a couple of games after taking an HPB of his left elbow -- a person close to the situation told reporters that there was quite a bit of swelling.

Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Dustin Molleken was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with a bruise on the tenth intercostal muscle on his right side.  He will require about two weeks for a full recovery.  He is scheduled to begin his rehab at Kamagaya within the next couple of days.

Molleken complained of discomfort in his back and lower back during pre-game practices on Monday.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Daily Sports 6/25/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/25/2013

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Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 21, 2013

by on Feb.21, 2013 @ 11:33 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: 110 swings, twelve over the fence

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2013

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: batting practice, faced Shingo Ishikawa (twenty-five pitches, one could-be hit, fourteen balls) and Go Matsumoto (twenty pitches, three could-be hits, seven balls), forty-five pitches, four could-be hits, including curve and slider

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013, Daily Sports 2/21/2013

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Haruki Nishikawa took extra fielding practice before general workouts today -- he only made catches and did not throw the ball because of the inflammation in his right shoulder.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013

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Yuki Saito could join the Ichi-gun team on Friday.  On Wednesday, he threw over 100 baseballs at about fifty percent into a net off the bullpen mound.  He also had Eiichi Koyano stand in the batter's box part way through to check on his pitches.

Koyano is expected to join the Ichi-gun team on Friday.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

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Dustin Molleken will be with the team until the 28th.  He will then meet up with WBC Canada in Arizona.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/21/2013

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The coaches feel good enough about 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani's hitting abilities that they will most likely have him report to Ichi-gun camp on Friday.  Ni-gun training coach Seiichiro Nakagaki is expected to continue supporting Otani at Ichi-gun camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

The Fighters announced today that Otani will indeed be called up to Ichi-gun camp on Friday.

Eiichi Koyano and 3rd round draft pick Yohei Kagiya will also join Ichi-gun camp on Friday.  Yuki Saito will head to Ichi-gun camp on Saturday.

Source: Sponichi 2/21/2013

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Nippon Ham Fighters: Sledge will not return; Molleken on the cusp

by on Nov.04, 2012 @ 12:45 pm, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, Terrmel Sledge (35) will not be returning to the the Nippon Ham Fighters next season.  An announcement will be made within the next couple of days.

Dustin Molleken's (28) status is still uncertain -- much will depend on negotiations.  Brian Wolfe (31) and Micah Hoffpauir (32) are both expected to return in 2013.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/4/2012

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UPDATE @ 11:10pm - Bobby Keppel (30) is also expected to return next year.  Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2012

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Nippon Ham Fighters: Dustin Molleken taken off active roster with lower back tightness

by on Sep.29, 2012 @ 2:53 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters took Dustin Molleken off the active roster today with tightness in the right area of his lower back.  Molleken complained of tightness in his lower back during pre-game practices at Sapporo Dome on Thursday.  The team is hoping he will be able to return in time for the Climax Series.

Yuki Saito was called up in Molleken's place.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2012

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Nippon Ham Fighters sign Dustin Molleken

by on Jul.18, 2012 @ 4:31 pm, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they signed twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Dustin Molleken.  No other details have been mentioned, other than that he was assigned the number 62.  He was also added to the seventy-man roster today.

Source: Official team website, Jiji Press

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UPDATE @ 5:18pm - Molleken is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Thursday and will join the team for workouts at Sapporo Dome on Friday.  Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2012

UPDATE 7/19 @ 11:25am - The contract is worth an estimated 12M yen.  Source: Sports Hochi 7/19/2012

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See also:

Nippon Ham Fighters close to signing Dustin Molleken (includes stats)

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Nippon Ham Fighters close to signing Dustin Molleken

by on Jul.13, 2012 @ 11:53 am, under NPB
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The Nippon Ham Fighters are in the process of signing Dustin Molleken (27).  Negotiations are reportedly in the final stages and an announcement could be made within the next couple/few days.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/13/2012

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Career Stats

Year Age Lg Lev Aff W L ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2003 18 GULF Rk PIT 0 0 5.68 3 1 1 0 0 0 6.1 6 4 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 24 1.105
2005 20 GULF Rk PIT 0 4 7.20 9 5 1 0 0 0 30.0 34 29 24 5 16 0 22 3 0 7 143 1.667
2006 21 NYPL A- PIT 1 2 2.51 13 0 6 0 0 0 32.1 30 11 9 1 8 0 22 3 0 3 136 1.175
2007 22 NYPL A- PIT 1 0 1.08 4 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 6 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 32 0.840
2007 22 SALL A PIT 3 1 4.50 13 0 3 0 0 0 26.0 32 15 13 3 8 0 31 1 1 3 113 1.538
2007 22 CARL A+ PIT 0 0 5.79 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 7 3 3 0 1 0 8 1 0 1 22 1.714
2008 23 SALL A PIT 5 4 6.30 16 16 0 0 0 0 80.0 98 61 56 21 20 0 55 4 5 7 360 1.475
2008 23 CARL A+ PIT 3 2 6.67 16 0 6 0 0 2 28.1 38 23 21 2 14 1 26 1 1 5 134 1.835
2009 24 CARL A+ PIT 3 1 3.48 18 1 3 0 0 1 41.1 36 17 16 2 8 0 42 2 0 1 166 1.065
2009 24 EL AA PIT 1 1 4.62 18 0 7 0 0 1 37.0 37 21 19 5 16 1 26 0 0 2 164 1.432
2010 25 EL AA PIT 4 4 4.15 31 0 8 0 0 0 60.2 55 30 28 3 21 0 62 0 0 6 258 1.253
2011 26 TL AA COL 4 1 4.76 35 0 15 0 0 6 45.1 46 25 24 7 9 2 41 2 0 4 189 1.213
2011 26 PCL AAA COL 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 4.000
2012 27 PCL AAA COL 3 0 5.18 40 0 18 0 0 1 48.2 58 33 28 5 18 2 36 5 1 4 222 1.562
Totals 28 20 4.96 219 23 69 0 0 11 450.0 486 276 248 56 142 6 378 22 8 45 1970 1.396
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