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[7/11/2014] Injury Report: Kyosuke Takagi (Yomiuri), Wladimir Balentien (Yakult)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 4:48 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Kyosuke Takagi was involved in a car accident on Friday and suffered a bruise on his right arm.  The incident took place at 6:55am on a road in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.  Takagi was on his way to practices at Giants Stadium when an oncoming car suddenly swerved into his lane.  The driver in the other car told police he turned the steering wheel to avoid a car that was trying to merge into his lane in front of him.  The driver was not hurt. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Masahiro Araki (right index finger) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Friday.  He got the start at second and batted second.  He went 1-for-1: doubled to left in the 1st and walked in the 2nd.  This was his first rehab game. Source: Sanspo 7/11/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left hamstring) is still only at about forty percent.  He will remain at Ni-gun until he is fully healed. Source: Daily Sports 7/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He was the starting designated hitter against Yokohama and batted third.  He went 2-for-2: infield single in the 1st, single to center in the 4th.  He was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 4th.  It was his first game since June 13.  He will get three at bats and the start in left during Saturday's Ni-gun game against Yokohama.  If everything is okay, he could join the Ichi-gun team on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014 ... Junji Ogawa told reporters on Thursday that they would consider calling Balentien up after he plays in at least two Ni-gun games, gets at least five at bats, and also has a chance to show he is ready on defense. Source: Sponichi 7/11/2014
  • Kazuhiro Hatakeyama (left biceps femoris) was scratched from Friday's Ni-gun rehab game because he was still favoring his leg while running the bases.  He should be okay for either Saturday or Sunday's Ni-gun game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: March 21, 2013

by on Mar.22, 2013 @ 1:16 am, under NPB
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Shuichi Murata did not play in Thursday's exhibition game against Yokohama because he was not feeling well (fever).  His flu test came back negative.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Ryosuke Miyaguni will likely get the opening day start.  If he does, at twenty years and eleven months, he will be the second youngest pitcher in franchise history to start the first game of the year.  The youngest: Masumi Kuwata in 1988 at twenty years and zero months.

Source: Daily Sports 3/21/2013Sanspo 3/21/2013

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1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano is scheduled to start an exhibition game against Rakuten on the 23rd.  Assuming the same pitching schedule, he could make his first regular season start on the 30th against Hiroshima.

If Sugano makes the start, he will become the first rookie pitcher in franchise history since the introduction of the draft in 1965 to make their first start within the team's first two games of the season.  Koji Uehara (1999), Hiroshi Kisanuki (2003), and Hirokazu Sawamura (2011) hold the current record with starts within the team's first three games of the season.

Before 1965: Yoshiaki Ito (1959) and Kunio Jonouchi (1962) both got opening day starts in their first years.

Source: Sponichi 3/21/2013

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Kyosuke Takagi will begin the year as a reliever.

Source: Sanspo 3/21/2013

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Hayato Sakamoto and Shinnosuke Abe worked out at Giants Stadium on Thursday for the first time since returning from the WBC.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Toshiya Sugiuchi threw sixty-one pitches in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Thursday.  He could pitch in an exhibition game against Rakuten on either the 23rd or 24th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Hirokazu Sawamura threw thirty-seven pitches to a standing catcher in the bullpen at Giants Stadium on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

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Kabuki actor Tojuro Sakata will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on the 29th.  Ski jumper Sara Takanashi will throw out the first pitch on the 30th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/21/2013

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: February 17, 2013

by on Feb.17, 2013 @ 11:42 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Kyosuke Takagi: bullpen, 130 pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2013

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Ryosuke Miyaguni is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game against Hiroshima on the 23rd.

Source: Daily Sports 2/17/2013

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Kyosuke Takagi is trying to prepare for a potential role in the starting rotation by throwing a lot.  He threw 132 pitches in a bullpen session on the 14th, tossed three innings during an intra-squad game on the 16th, and then threw 130 pitches in the bullpen today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/17/2013

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Seiji Tahara hurt his lower back during an intra-squad game on Saturday.  He worked out separately from the rest of the team today and ended workouts early.

Source: Sanpso 2/17/2013

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1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano is slated to pitch in an exhibition game against Rakuten on the 24th.  He is hoping to get through three innings in under fifty pitches.

Source: Sponichi 2/17/2013, Daily Sports 2/17/2013

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: February 14, 2013

by on Feb.14, 2013 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Kyosuke Takagi: bullpen, 132 pitches, at about eighty percent, this was the third 100+ pitch session since the start of camp
  • Toru Anan: bullpen, seventy-two pitches

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

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Eddie Jones, head coach of the Japan national rugby union team, visited spring camp in Okinawa today.  He also spoke to players for about twenty minutes after their intra-squad game.

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

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NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato visited Giants' camp today.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013

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Kyosuke Takagi is scheduled to pitch three innings in relief during an intra-squad game on the 16th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/14/2013

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Tatsunori Hara hit forty-six grounders to Daisuke Nakai over about a twenty minute period during workouts on Wednesday.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013

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There are currently twenty position players attending Ichi-gun camp.  That will drop to about eighteen after an intra-squad game on the 16th.  If Michihiro Ogasawara and Yoshitomo Tani are ready, they will join Ichi-gun camp on the 23rd, when the Giants play an exhibition game against Hiroshima.  That will likely lead to two more demotions.

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

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Keun-Woo Jeong (SK Wyverns) appeared on JTBC TV (Korea) and said he was interested in playing for the Yomiuri Giants.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013

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Former Yomiuri Giant Koji Goto is reportedly working as a special spring training instructor for the New York Yankees.  After that, he will report to Single-A Staten Island.

Source: Sponichi 2/14/2013