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[3/14/2014] Injury Updates: Kan Otake (YOM), Mauro Gomez (HAN), Jun Hirose (HIR)

by on Mar.14, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kan Otake (lower-half tightness) could pitch in an exhibition game against Seibu on the 18th.  He has not pitched since March 1 and has been taking things slow.  Source: Daily Sports 3/14/2014
  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left shoulder) rejoined the Ichi-gun team on Friday.  He is scheduled to pitch in Saturday's game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez (right knee) will not be called up to play in Friday's exhibition game against Yokohama at Yokohama.  He will instead play in a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on the same day.  Source: Sanspo 3/14/2014 ... Gomez played in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama on Friday.  He had eight at bats against Tatsuya Kojima and recorded two hits, including a home run.  He will be a designated hitter in Saturday's Kyoiku League game against Chunichi and will be at first base in Sunday's Kyoiku League game against Chunichi.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team in time for a practice game against Yakult at Jingu on the 18th.  Source: Sports Hochi 3/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Akihiro Higashide played in a Kyoiku League game on Friday.  He made the starting line-up as the designated hitter and batted second.  It was his first game since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during an intra-squad game in February 2013.  He went 0-for-2: F8, Fo7.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014
  • Jun Hirose was assigned to San-gun due to tightness in the back of his right thigh.  He suffered the injury while running the bases in the 4th inning of Wednesday's game against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien.  While the injury is not considered severe, the Carp do not expect him to be ready for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura (right elbow) has been working out at Ni-gun.  He joined Ichi-gun workouts on Friday.  He could play in Saturday's game against Rakuten.  Soure: Sanspo 3/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi pitched with some general tightness in his body on Thursday.  He still managed to toss five shutout innings against Nippon Ham.  Source: Daily Sports 3/14/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

Softbank Hawks

  • 2nd round draft pick Yuito Mori will spend some time away from the Ichi-gun team because of pain in his left leg.  Source: Sponichi 3/14/2014

Hiroshima Carp: Jun Hirose sets NPB record by reaching base fifteen consecutive times

by on Apr.26, 2013 @ 10:20 pm, under NPB
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Jun Hirose set a new NPB record by reaching base fifteen consecutive times.

The original NPB record of fourteen was held by three players: Tokitaka Minamibuchi (Lotte, 1993), Yoshinobu Takahashi (Yomiuri, 2003), and Michihiro Ogasawara (Nippon Ham, 2003).

The Hiroshima Carp franchise record of twelve was set by Kazuyoshi Yamamoto in 1967.

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Recap

PA Date Opponent Pitcher Inning Count Outs Pitch Result
1 April 21 vs Yomiuri Katsuki, Ryota 8th 2-1 one shuto single to center
2 April 21 vs Yomiuri Nishimura, Kentaro 10th 1-2 none fork HBP
3 April 23 vs Yakult Muranaka, Kyohei 2nd 1-2 none fastball HBP
4 April 23 vs Yakult Muranaka, Kyohei 3rd 3-1 two shuto BB
5 April 23 vs Yakult Muranaka, Kyohei 5th 3-1 two fastball BB
6 April 23 vs Yakult Muranaka, Kyohei 8th 3-2 none fastball BB
7 April 25 vs Yakult Akagawa, Katsuki 2nd 2-0 none fastball single to center
8 April 25 vs Yakult Akagawa, Katsuki 4th 2-1 two fastball double to left
9 April 25 vs Yakult Akagawa, Katsuki 6th 0-0 one fastball HBP
10 April 25 vs Yakult Roman, Orlando 8th 3-2 one fastball single to right
11 April 25 vs Yakult Yamamoto, Tetsuya 9th 3-1 one fastball BB
12 April 26 vs Chunichi Ono, Yudai 2nd 2-2 none fastball single to left
13 April 26 vs Chunichi Ono, Yudai 4th 3-2 one slider double to center
14 April 26 vs Chunichi Okada, Toshiya 5th 1-1 two shuto single to right
15 April 26 vs Chunichi Muto, Yuta 8th 2-0 none fastball single to center

Hiroshima Carp News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Wednesday

  • Takeru Imamura: two bullpen sessions, first - thirty pitches, all fastballs; second - eighty pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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Valentine's Day: Shota Dobayashi received about 100 chocolates.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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Kenta Kurihara felt tightness in his lower back during warm-ups today and ended his day early.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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Jun Hirose was re-assigned to San-gun camp because of tightness in his back.  Hirose first started feeling the soreness during practices on Wednesday and ended his day a little early.  He will return to Ichi-gun camp once he can participate in regular workouts.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013

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Takeru Imamura had a fever on Tuesday and still managed to throw two bullpen sessions on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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Shota Dobayashi will begin using a longer and heavier bat after batting coach Hiromasa Arai suggested the change.  Current bat: 33.5 inches, 890 grams.  New bat: 34 inches, 910 grams.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/14/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

Hiroshima Carp: Jun Hirose gets a 3-year deal worth 60M a year

by on Nov.28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports and Daily Sports is reporting that 32-year-old Jun Hirose met with the Hiroshima Carp at Mazda Stadium today and agreed to a 3-year deal worth 60M yen a year plus incentives.

The two provide slightly different comments from Hirose.

Nikkan Sports: "I thought staying with Hiroshima was the best option.  I struggled in my 20s, went through a lot of difficult times.  I hope that I can grow into a better player in my 30s.  And I decided I wanted to do that with the Carp."

Daily Sports: "I was a distraction for the team this year and was left with feelings of disappointment.  Whatever the kind of contract, it is a year-to-year battle.  I want to use the troubles I went through in my 20s as fodder to help me grow in my 30s."

Jun Hirose will most likely stay with the Hiroshima Carp

by on Nov.22, 2011 @ 7:03 am, under NPB
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Sponichi is reporting that 32-year-old Jun Hirose will most likely stay with the Hiroshima Carp and not exercise his FA option.

Hirose returned to Japan from his training in the US on Monday and said to reporters, "I've played in Hiroshima for 11 years.  I'd like to win with this team.  My feelings are set."

Hirose will probably meet with the Carp today to inform them of his decision.  He is also expected to select a multi-year, one that could be three years long and worth a total 270M yen, over a one-year deal since he told reporters that he didn't want to be controlled by his FA option and just wanted to settle in and focus on playing.

UPDATE @ 3:27pm - Via Daily Sports: Hiroshima Carp announced today that Hirose will not exercise his FA option and will remain with he team.  Hirose also updated his blog asking fans for their continued support.

Nikkan Sports: Hiroshima Carp offering Jun Hirose 3-year deal worth 80M yen a year

by on Nov.04, 2011 @ 4:29 pm, under NPB
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Jun Hirose met with the Hiroshima Carp earlier today. The Carp would like to lock up the 32-year-old veteran and have, according to Nikkan Sports, offered him a 3-year deal worth an estimated 80M yen a year  (Sports Hochi puts their estimate at around 90M yen a year).

"I'm happy that they offered a 3-year deal," said Hirose. "But, chances like this (earning an FA option) don't come around to often so I want to think about this some more. I don't think I'll be able to come to a decision right away."

No word on when the two will meet again.

Jun Hirose Career Stats

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2001 HIR 80 120 105 15 30 5 0 1 38 5 0 1 0 2 7 6 27 2 .286 .358 .362 .726
2002 HIR 39 43 35 3 10 1 0 0 11 2 1 0 5 0 2 1 6 1 .286 .342 .314 .656
2003 HIR 52 53 50 4 12 3 0 2 21 7 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 1 .240 .283 .420 .703
2004 HIR 10 16 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 .077 .200 .077 .277
2005 HIR 43 43 39 4 12 2 0 0 14 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 14 1 .308 .349 .359 .716
2006 HIR 84 183 162 20 47 6 0 5 68 29 4 0 3 3 10 5 30 4 .290 .344 .420 .770
2007 HIR 83 177 158 21 44 7 0 7 72 15 1 1 4 0 10 5 25 5 .278 .341 .456 .797
2008 HIR 16 30 28 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 8 1 .107 .167 .143 .310
2009 HIR 94 213 195 18 54 9 1 5 80 22 1 3 4 4 7 3 32 3 .277 .306 .410 .722
2010 HIR 135 546 482 65 149 32 3 12 223 57 3 1 8 4 36 16 66 9 .309 .374 .463 .839
2011 HIR 73 276 218 24 59 4 0 2 69 27 2 0 9 6 29 14 36 11 .271 .382 .317 .707
Totals 709 1700 1485 175 421 70 4 34 601 167 12 8 34 20 107 54 258 38 .284 .349 .405 .758

Hiroshima Carp to meet with Jun Hirose

by on Nov.01, 2011 @ 2:27 pm, under NPB
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The Hiroshima Carp are scheduled to formally meet with 32-year-old Jun Hirose to discuss a contact extension.  The two sides have already spoken unofficially and will now move towards contract specifics.

Hirose has not decided whether or not he'll exercise his FA option but did tell reporters he's interested in hearing what kind of offer the club was going to make him.  From the sounds of things, it seems he's also curious about what kind of value other clubs might place on his services (as in, discussions like these can only take place when he has an option to exercise).

Hanshin Tigers looking into Hiroshima Carp Jun Hirose

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 4:23 am, under NPB
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According to a report filed by Osaka Hochi, the Hanshin Tigers are looking into potential free agent Jun Hirose (currently playing for the Hiroshima Carp).

Hirose is scheduled to earn his domestic FA option on 10/15 and could hit the free agent market during the upcoming off-season.  While the Tigers wouldn't admit their interest (tampering issues), he would make some sense for the team, considering their current outfield situation (Matt Murton could return to the US, Tomoaki Kamemoto will be 44, and the younger players like Kohei Shibata and Shunsuke haven't managed to stick).

A lot will also likely depend on how well the Tigers do in stocking up during the upcoming draft.