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[11/26/2014] Rakuten Eagles hold press conference for new additions Yamasaki and Fujie

by on Nov.26, 2014 @ 7:03 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles he a press conference today to introduce Seibu senryokugai Koji Yamasaki (34) and Yokohama senryokugai Hitoshi Fujie (28). Salaries for both players will be an estimated ten million yen in 2015. Yamasaki was assigned the number 68 and Fujie the number 98. The Eagles finalized contracts with the two players on November 11.

Source: official announcement, Sports Hochi 11/26/2014

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[11/11/2014] Rakuten Eagles add Koji Yamasaki, Hitoshi Fujie

by on Nov.11, 2014 @ 11:15 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced earlier today that they agreed to terms with Koji Yamasaki (34) and Hitoshi Fujie (28). Uniforms numbers have not yet been assigned. Both players joined fall camp in Kurashiki today.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 11/11/2014

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[11/9/2014] Rumors: Orix Buffaloes, Seibu Lions, Rakuten Eagles

by on Nov.10, 2014 @ 4:55 am, under NPB
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Eiichi Koyano (34) is expected to make an official announcement about his FA option on the 11th. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2014

The Orix Buffaloes and Seibu Lions are interested in veteran Eiichi Koyano (34). Source: Sports Hochi 11/9/2014, Sports Hochi 11/9/2014

The Buffaloes are also interested in Keiji Obiki (30). Kila Ka'aihue (30) is no longer on their radar, but other foreign players with NPB experience, like Tony Blanco (33), are. Obiki may be their top priority. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2014

The Rakuten Eagles are interested in Yokohama senryokugai Hitoshi Fujie (28) and Seibu senryokugai Koji Yamasaki (33). Source: Sponichi 11/9/2014

The Chiba Lotte Marines liked what they saw out of Shun Tono during twelve-team tryouts on Sunday. There were five or six pitchers that drew their attention. They could go after a pitcher. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2014

Kentaro Nishimura and Yoshiyuki Kamei told reporters on Sunday that they are not planning to exercise their FA options. Source: Sponichi 11/9/2014

The Hanshin Tigers are interested in Yokohama senryokugai Travis Mikihisa Samura (21). Source: Nikkan Sports 11/9/2014

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[6/30/2014] Injury Report: Atsushi Nomi (Hanshin), Yuichi Hisamoto (Hiroshima)

by on Jun.30, 2014 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi was taken off the active roster on Monday after he felt something in his left side during his start against Chunichi on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014 ... Nomi was examined at the hospital on Monday.  The injury does not seem to be serious. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuichi Hisamoto was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Monday and diagnosed with an injury to his left flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.  He will most likely have to wear a cast for three weeks.  It is uncertain how much time he will need for a full recovery. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka's (lower back) is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at July 1.  If he is okay, he could start an Ichi-gun game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on July 6. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Koji Yamasaki complained of pain in his left hand after playing in a game on the 18th against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.  He was taken off the active roster on the 20th and had surgery to treat the injury on Monday. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014
  • Takeya Nakamura (right elbow) could return to the starting line-up on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Sunday.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks over 7.2 innings of work.  He faced thirty-one hitters and struck out six. Source: Tokyo Sports 6/30/2014
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[6/27/2013] Injury Updates: Asao (CHU), Enokida (HAN), Yamasaki (SEI), Makida (RAK), Greisinger (LOT)

by on Jun.27, 2013 @ 11:15 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Takuya Asao could return to the active roster in July if he does not suffer any setbacks with his right shoulder.  After the All-Star break seems like a good possibility.

Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida started a Ni-gun game against Softbank today.  He tossed a shutout inning while allowing one hit before he was pulled with some discomfort in his left elbow.  The Tigers were planning to give him an Ichi-gun start against the Yomiuri Giants on July 3, but may now have to consider other alternatives.

Nikkan Sports notes that the discomfort may not have been too serious and that the decision to pull him from the game may have been based on a number of issues, like poor field conditions due to rain and wanting to play it safe since he had surgery on his left elbow last September.

Source: Sanspo 6/27/2013, Sponichi 6/27/2013, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2013

Seibu Lions

Koji Yamasaki took a hit to his left ankle when Andruw Jones tried to break-up a double play by sliding hard into second base in the 1st inning of tonight's game against Rakuten.  Yamasaki stayed in the game immediately after the play, but pulled himself out shortly thereafter.  He was taken to a hospital in Saitama for an examination.  His tests came back negative for any injuries.

Source: Sponichi 6/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Akihisa Makida (coming back from a left wrist injury) is now able to swing the bat at full strength.  He will play in a few more games (perhaps four) before the team considers calling him back to the active roster.  That could place his return sometime in early July.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seth Greisinger had to get treatment for a balking back in the middle of the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Orix.  He returned and was able to pitch long enough to record a win.  He later told reporters that he hoped to have his back ready in time for his next start.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2013, Sponichi 6/27/2013

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Seibu Lions send Takuya Hara to Orix for Koji Yamasaki

by on Nov.06, 2012 @ 4:05 pm, under NPB
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The Seibu Lions announced today that they complete a trade with the Orix Buffaloes.  Seibu will send Takuya Hara (28) to Orix for Koji Yamasaki (32).  The Lions made the deal for Yamasaki because they wanted another right-handed hitting infielder.

Source: official announcementNikkan Sports 11/6/2012

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Orix Buffaloes: February 3, 2012

by on Feb.03, 2012 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions

Friday

  • Dae-Ho Lee took seventy-seven swings and hit six over the fence using a one kilogram training bat.  He also hit one an estimated 140 meters. (Daily Sports)
  • Shinji Takahashi took seventy-six swings and hit five over the fence. (Daily Sports)

Friday

  • Chihiro Kaneko threw twenty pitches to a standing catcher and twenty-one pitches to a squatting catcher.  This was his first session during spring camp. (Daily Sports).

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Today was the end of the first block of spring camp for the Buffaloes.  The team has the day off tomorrow.

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Ming-Chieh Hsu cut his practices short today after he started feeling tightness in his lower backKoji Yamasaki also left practices early after he hurt his back during fielding practice.

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Dae-Ho Lee took 58 swings with a one-kilogram training bat during indoor BP on Thursday.  His regular bat will be slightly lighter than the one he used last year, from 930-940 grams to 920-930 grams.

Lee told reporters on Thursday that he was at 40-50%.

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