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[5/22/2013] Injury Updates: Makita (Seibu), Aikawa, Barnette (Yakult), T. Arai (Hanshin)

by on May.23, 2013 @ 12:39 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

Kazuhisa Makita was helped off the field after he took a batted ball off his right leg in the 1st inning of Wednesday night's game against Hiroshima.  He was removed from the game after coaches watched him take his warm-ups before the 2nd inning.  He was later taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa where he was diagnosed with a bruise.  He is considered day-to-day (the team will wait for the swelling to go away before deciding on is next start).

Source: Sports Hochi 5/22/2013, Sponichi 5/22/2013

Yakult Swallows

Takeaki Tokuyama popped a blister on his right middle finger during his start against Nippon Ham on Wednesday.

Source: Sponichi 5/22/2013

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Ryoji Aikawa could return to the active roster in time for the upcoming Softbank series at Jingu Stadium (May 25-26).  Aikawa dislocated his shoulder during a game against Yokohama on April 6.  He played in his first rehab game on the May 12.

Tony Barnette pitched in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Wednesday and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  This was his first rehab game since he suffered a strain in his right oblique.

Source: Sponichi 5/22/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Takahiro Arai was removed on defense in the 12th inning of Wednesday's game against Lotte after he hurt his right ankle while playing defense in the 11th -- Toshiaki Imae hit a ground ball to short and came into contact with Arai's right leg while running to first.  He received ice treatment after the game and was walking around on his own.  He told reporters that he was probably going to be ok.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/22/2013

Seibu Lions News and Notes: February 4, 2013

by on Feb.04, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • Tatsuya Oishi: batting practice, forty-nine pitches, allows six could-be hits
  • Hideaki Wakui: bullpen, fifty-one pitches, third session in as many days

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013, Sponichi 2/4/2013

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

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Kazuhisa Makita threw 164 pitches over the first three days of spring camp.  Hideaki Wakui threw 137 pitches.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

Seibu Lions: February 15, 2012

by on Feb.15, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Kazuhisa Makita allowed six could-be hits during his batting practice outing. (Sponichi)

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The Lions had the day off today.

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Hisanobu Watanabe told reporters on Tuesday that he would like to see the team shoot for 150 stolen bases this year (up from the eighty-eight they stole last year).  He also said that he wanted Shogo Akiyama to steal at least twenty bases (up from the eight he stole last year).

Seibu Lions: February 14, 2012

by on Feb.14, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Tuesday

  • Kazuhisa Makita faced Takuya Hara and Shogo Akiyama during batting practice and threw fifty-nine pitches. (Nikkan Sports)

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Today was the last day of the third block of spring camp.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

====== UPDATE 2/15 @ 1:49am

Hisanobu Watanabe was the designated pitcher during base-stealing practices on Tuesday.

Seibu Lions: February 11, 2012

by on Feb.11, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • 1st round draft pick Ken Togame faced ten batters during situational batting practice and did not allow any hits.  He topped out at 147km/h and struck out six.  2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi faced twelve batters and allowed two hits and walked two. (Daily Sports)
  • Kazuhisa Makita threw fifty-five pitches, all fastballs, during his bullpen session.  Tatsuyuki Uemoto caught the session.  This was his first bullpen since the start of spring camp. (Daily Sports)

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1st round draft pick Ken Togame is thinking about using the Dragonball Z theme song for his intro music.

Seibu Lions: February 10, 2012

by on Feb.10, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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The Ichi-gun Lions had the day off today.

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Kazuhisa Makita worked out for about an hour on his day off today.  His workouts included running, playing catch, and long distance throwing.  Makita is planning to toss his first bullpen during spring camp during the next block, which begins tomorrow.

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1st round draft pick Ken Togame and 2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi did some running on their day off today -- they ran the distance between the hotel and the stadium (about six kilometers).

====== UPDATE 2/11 @ 1:58am

Hisanobu Watanabe named Mitsugu Ishikawa the MVP for the first half of spring camp.

Seibu Lions: February 5, 2012

by on Feb.05, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions
 

Sunday

  • Hideaki Wakui threw forty pitches to a standing catcher.  This was his first bullpen session during spring camp. (Daily Sports)

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Kazuhisa Makita rejoined the rest of the players for general practices today (returning from the flu).  His workouts included playing catch, running, and fielding practice.

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Hideaki Wakui told reporters he tossed his bullpen session today at about 60%.  He also said he felt pressured into the session by the coaches because he was the last pitcher that had yet to toss one.

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2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi told reporters on Saturday that he will not write haikus until he records his first victory and gets a hero interview.

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NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato visited the Seibu Lions today.

Seibu Lions: Feburary 4, 2012

by on Feb.04, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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The team had the day off today.

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Kazuhisa Makita took a 3.6km walk around the player hotel earlier today.  Makita was diagnosed with the flu on Friday and was given permission to go outdoors after his fever dropped.  He should be able to start working out again tomorrow.

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1st round draft pick Ken Togame and 2nd round draft pick Hirotaka Koishi went sightseeing on their day off today.  Their day included a tuna cut and clean demonstration and picking dekopons (citrus fruit) and kumquats.

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Fumikazu Kimura faced two batters during batting practice on Friday and allowed three could-be hits on 46 pitches.

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Tatsuya Oishi and Yusei Kikuchi will be starters for an intra-squad game on February 12.