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[9/14/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi)

by on Sep.14, 2014 @ 2:21 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari hurt his right side while swinging the bat during his second at bat in the 4th inning of Friday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. He also ran into Takashi Toritani while chasing after a baseball in the 3rd. He was taken off the active roster on Saturday. Source: Sponichi 9/13/2014 ... Imanari suffered a strain in his right side and will require three to four weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 9/13/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata hurt his right knee during fielding practice before a Ni-gun intra-squad game at Naruohama on Friday. He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) told reporters he was not going to pitch in another Ichi-gun game this season because there was no reason to rush a return and risk further injury. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014Daily Sports 9/13/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada (right thumb) will most likely miss the rest of the season. Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuya Hasegawa sprained his right ankle during a game against Orix on the 3rd. He is still spending a lot of time as a pinch-hitter because his injury has not yet fully healed. Source: Sports Hochi 9/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes used Yoshio Itoi as a bat off the bench during Saturday's game against Nippon Ham out of concern for the left knee he hurt while playing defense on the 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014

[8/27/2014] Injury Report: Tatsuro Hamada (Chunichi), Zach Phillips (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.28, 2014 @ 2:23 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • The Carp announced that Zach Phillips will return to the United States on Thursday for additional testing on his knee.  There is no timetable on his return to Japan. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase was examined at a hospital on the 25th and diagnosed with some damaged muscle near his left elbow.  He was able to play some light catch on Wednesday.  No timetable has been set on his return. Source: Sanspo 8/27/2014
  • Tatsuro Hamada went to a hospital in Nagoya on Wednesday and was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament injury in his left elbow.  He could end up missing the rest of the season. Source: Daily Sports 8/27/2014, Sponichi 8/27/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz felt some tightness in his right hamstring while running out a double in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Orix Buffaloes.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner as a pre-caution. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/27/2014
  • Takuya Furuya will be taken off the active roster on Thursday with pain in his left shoulder. Source: Sponichi 8/27/2014 ... Furuya's condition does not appear to be serious, but Lotte does not want to risk making things worse since they were planning to use him in relief. Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/2014

[8/19/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time to get a start during a three-game series against Yokohama that begins on the 29th at Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada (right wrist) is scheduled to get his third follow-up examination on the 22nd. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) started throwing off the mound on Monday.  He threw thirty pitches (including breaking pitches) at almost full strength.  He could be ready to play before the end of August. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • There was talk about the possibility of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (concussion) returning to the active roster on the 24th, but he is still not feeling well and has not been able to resume hitting or fielding practice.  He has been doing other things to stay in shape. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) could return on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka left Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants after six full.  Under normal circumstances, he may have pitched longer, but he tweaked his right shoulder during his at bat in the 3rd and took a batted ball off his right calf in the 6th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

[8/9/2014] Injury Report: Matt Murton (Hanshin), Hitoki Iwase (Chunichi)

by on Aug.10, 2014 @ 3:12 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Chunichi Dragons

Rakuten Eagles

  • Zach Lutz met Senichi Hoshino for the first time on Saturday at kobo Stadium.  Lutz told reporters he still needed about two more weeks for his right thumb. Source: Sponichi 8/9/2014

[8/8/2014] Injury Report: Yoshiyuki Kamei (Yomiuri Giants), Kosuke Tanaka (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.09, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei was taken off the active roster on Friday.  He hurt his left leg while running the bases during Thursday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He was examined at a hospital on Friday and diagnosed with a mild strain in his left thigh.  He will require two to the three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014
  • Daisuke Fujimura also suffered an injury during Thursday's game.  He was taken off the active roster on Friday with a strain in his right side. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida was taken off the active roster on Friday with discomfort in his left shoulder. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kosuke Tanaka was removed from Friday's game against Hanshin after he took a batted ball off his face.  The incident took place in the 3rd inning with runners on first and second.  Mauro Gomez hit a ball that took a bad hop and struck Tanaka in the face.  The ball rolled out toward foul territory and both runners scored.  Tanaka was conscious and walking around, but was bleeding from his mouth. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014 ... Tanaka was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a bruise on his upper jaw. He also needed six stitches to close a cut. Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) played catch at a distance of about seventy meters on Friday. Source: Sanspo 8/8/2014

[8/7/2014] Injury Report: Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi), Daiki Enokida (Hanshin)

by on Aug.08, 2014 @ 12:17 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei hurt his left leg while trying to cross the plate in the 6th inning.  He was removed on defense after the inning.  Daisuke Fujimura hurt his right side when he grounded out to the pitcher during a pinch-hit at bat in the 5th.  Both players will be examined on Friday. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014, Jiji Press 8/8/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida left Thursday's game with discomfort in his left shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014
  • Yamato (left side) started taking batting practice against a pitching machine that throws curves on Wednesday.  His also included playing catch at a distance of about forty meters and fielding practice. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • If Kazuhiro Wada (right scaphoid bone) needs surgery, he will most likely miss the rest of the season.  If he can get by on rehab, he might be able to make it back to the active roster before the end of the season. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014 ... Wada will not require surgery, but will have to wear a brace for four to six month.  He might end up needing close to two months for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 8/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left elbow.  He arrived at Nagoya Dome on Thursday after an examination at a hospital in Nagoya.  "It wasn't as bad as I thought.  I will stay with the Ichi-gun team and see how things go.  It just happened yesterday so I haven't done any throwing yet.  I will again tomorrow," said Iwase. Source: Sanspo 8/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on Wednesday.  He pitched five innings and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and four walks.  He faced twenty-one hitters, threw seventy-four pitches, and struck out two.  He also surrendered a two-run home run to Tomoya Inzen in the 1st inning.  He got the win, his first since September 3, 2011. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The brace on Nobuhiro Matsuda's right index finger was removed during an examination at a Fukuoka hospital on the 5th.  He should be able to resume throwing in about a week.  He could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game in around two weeks. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014

[7/27/2014] Chunichi Dragons: Hitoki Iwase becomes first player in NPB to record 400 saves

by on Jul.27, 2014 @ 1:28 am, under NPB
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Hitoki Iwase recorded the 400th save of his career on Saturday in a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Nagoya Dome.  He is the first pitcher in the NPB to save 400 games.  The milestone save came in his 885th career game.  He recorded his first save on June 23, 1999 against Yomiuri at Nagoya Dome.

Source: Sponichi 7/26/2014

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Save Milestones

Save Date Opponent Venue
1 06/23/1999 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome
100 07/30/2006 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome
150 09/09/2007 Yakult Nagoya Dome
200 05/12/2009 Yakult Nagaragawa Stadium
250 06/16/2010 Nippon Ham Nagoya Dome
300 09/03/2011 Hiroshima Mazda Stadium
350 04/18/2013 Yakult Jingu Stadium
400 07/26/2014 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome

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Chunichi Dragons: Hitoki Iwase records 350th career save

by on Apr.18, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB
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Hitoki Iwase notched his 350th career save tonight in game against the Yakult Swallows.

When asked during his post-game interview what his next goal was, he replied, "351 [saves]."  The interviewer followed up by asking if there might be a better number, hinting at the number 400.  Iwase in turn said, "It is one at a time.  If I get close to that number, then I will try my best again."

Source: Sponichi 4/18/2013

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Road to 350 Saves

Save # Date Oppoent Venue
350 4/18/2013 Yakult Jingu
300 9/3/2011 Hiroshima Mazda
250 6/16/2010 Nippon Ham Nagoya Dome
200 5/12/2009 Yakult Nagaragawa
150 9/9/2007 Yakult Nagoya Dome
100 7/30/2006 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome
1 6/23/1999 Yomiuri Nagoya Dome

Top Ten in Saves

    Player JPN Player ENG Saves Games
1 * 岩瀬 仁紀 Iwase, Hitoki 349 805
2   高津 臣吾 Takatsu, Shingo 286 598
3   佐々木主浩 Sasaki, Kazuhiro 252 439
4   小林 雅英 Kobayashi Masahide 228 463
5   藤川 球児 Fujikawa, Kyuji 220 562
6   江夏  豊 Enatsu, Yutaka 193 829
7 * 馬原 孝浩 Mahara, Takahiro 180 318
8   クルーン Kroon, Marc 177 304
9 * 永川 勝浩 Nagakawa, Katsuhiro 164 386
10   豊田  清 Toyoda, Kiyoshi 157 558

* active players

Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 20, 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • 3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto: sixty-one swings, thirty-eight could-be hits

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

Today

  • Kazuki Yoshimi: situational batting practice, faced thirteen batters, no hits, three strikeouts

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Hitoki Iwase threw the knuckleball five to six times during situational batting practice today.  He told reporters he was curious to see how batters would react.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Three players were sent to the hospital today: Masahiro Yamamoto for gastroenteritis, Masahiro Araki for the flu, and Yusuke Matsui for a rash he developed on his neck.

Yamamoto and Matsui might be able to return to practices on Thursday.  Araki will rest and rejoin the team as soon as he is feeling better.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013, Sanspo 2/20/2013

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Motonobu Tanishige worked with the Akihiro Maeda, Daisuke Tanaka, and Masato Matsui for about an hour on Tuesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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3rd round draft pick Takeru Furumoto was called up to Ichi-gun camp for workouts on Tuesday.  He was not able to do much in front of the coaches because of the weather and will likely get at least one more day.  And while Morimichi Takagi has not discussed it with other members of the staff, it seems he is open to keeping the rookie around, so long as he does well.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

Furumoto is about ten kilograms overweight, mostly because he was out with an eye injury in August last year and could not do much training.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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Daisuke Yamai threw about forty pitches to a squatting catcher on flat ground on Tuesday.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

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The Dragons announced that their farm team will play games against four amateur teams (Industrial League) next month.  All four games will be free.

Schedule

Date Time Teams Venue
3/4 (Mon) 12:30 Chunichi vs Eiwa Shoji Wing Baseball Team Nagoya Stadium
3/6 (Wed) 12:30 Chunichi vs jProject Nagoya Stadium
3/19 (Tue) 12:30 Chunichi vs Tokai Rika Nagoya Stadium
3/20 (Wed) 12:30 Chunichi vs Oji Nagoya Stadium

Source: official announcement

Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: February 18, 2013

by on Feb.18, 2013 @ 11:50 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • Hitoki Iwase: bullpen, 113 pitches, including about ten knuckleballs

Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2013

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Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camp had the day off today.

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Hitoki Iwase fiddled with a knuckleball during his bullpen session on Sunday.  It was a pitch he used to throw before he turned pro.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/18/2013

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Takehiko Tsuji and Kento Yachi were demoted to Ni-gun on Sunday.  Ryuya Ogawa was called up.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/18/2013

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Yusuke Matsui is 7-for-14 with one home run and seven RBI over three pre-season games.

Source: Sponichi 2/18/2013