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[5/23/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Munenori Kawasaki

by on May.23, 2015 @ 5:58 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/22 BAL 8
MIA 5
LF 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .292
Batted seventh. Results: 1B7-R[13], BB, Kl, FC, 1B1. He recorded his 2,874th hit in the 2nd inning and passed Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/22 SFG 11
COL 8
LF 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .289
Batted lead-off. Results: F7, F8, G4, BB-R[17], G3. Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/22 SEA 4
TOR 3
2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Batted ninth. Results: G6, Ks, G6(DP). Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2015.

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[5/19/2015] Kyuji Fujikawa News and Notes

by on May.20, 2015 @ 12:14 am, under MLB, NPB
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A number of NPB teams could be interested in Kyuji Fujikawa, if he becomes available. Among teams that could be interested: Hanshin, Orix, Rakuten.

The Hanshin Tigers have been keeping an eye on him since he left for the Majors. They have Seung-Hwan Oh, so Fujikawa would be used in another role. Middle relief and set-up man are possibilities. The Tigers also feel he might be able start. They have three spots left on the seventy-man roster.

  • Shinya Sakai: "We can't really do much unless they come to us. That's when things will start moving."
  • Someone connected to the team: "He did a lot for us so we are interested in having him play for use again. There is a question about the kind of pitching he's done over the last couple years, but it's something we would like to think about."
  • Someone connected to the team: "If he is open to playing in Japan, then I think we'll probably submit an offer."

The Orix Buffaloes have just one opening on their seventy-man roster. They will have to decide which is more important, a pitcher or position player.

  • Ryuzo Setoyama: "We will be looking into him." ... "We do have one opening on the seventy-man roster. He is a good player, so we'll look into him, but I'm guessing it won't happen."
  • Someone connected to the team: "We will think about it. Whether we actually pursue him is another story, but we will look into him."
  • Someone connected to the team: "We only have one spot left on the seventy-man roster. We have to think about the balance between pitchers and position players."

The Rakuten Eagles need a little more information before they can make a decision. They already have Yuki Matsui so he would not be a priority. The Eagles have two spots available on their seventy-man roster.

  • Hiroshi Abei: "We first need to see what kind of shape he's in." ... "We don't know anything about his contract and we don't know what kind of situation he's in. ... We'll take a thorough look and if there are no problems, we might see how he stacks up against other foreign candidates."
  • Yozo Tachibana: "We have not had a chance to discuss this yet." ... "If he is planning to come back to Japan and is healthy, then it is something we need to talk about. I'll be talking to [Senichi] Hoshino tonight."
  • Senichi Hoshino: "I probably shouldn't talk too much about this."

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/19/2015, Sponichi 5/19/2015, Sponichi 5/19/2015, Daily Sports 5/19/2015, Daily Sports 5/19/2015, Sanspo 5/19/2015

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Sanspo has posted the following interaction with Fujikawa:

How are you feeling right now?

It's part of the game, so it can't be helped. When I was on the disabled list, they asked if I could pitch a little more in the minors, but I didn't want any part of that, so this doesn't come as a big shock to me.

You were taken off the forty-man roster. What are your plans now?

I value my time with my family. That's the most important thing right now. Whatever will make me and my family the happiest. Even in looking back at my career with Hanshin, I put in a lot of time and missed out on a lot. The rest is talking things over with my agent.

There's the waiver wire and the chance of getting traded, but that aside, if you were to become a free agent, would you consider returning to Japan?

I'm not really thinking about that right now. I need to draw a line somewhere. I take my work seriously, so I'm not about to hurry back to Japan just because things didn't work out in America. Of course, I can throw. I'm not worried about my elbow. But it's about demand. It means nothing if there's no interest.

The Tigers were looking into you last off-season. The owner spoke about you as a Tiger treasure.

I am grateful that they considered me a large part of their organization. Regardless of whether or not I play, I am grateful for that. The owner understood me and I am grateful for that.

He also said: "[Japan is] an option. It's something that could happen if there's interest, but if there's no interest, then I'll think about retirement too. If I drag this out too long, then I might miss my time to quit. Living my life is really important."

Source: Sanspo 5/19/2015, Sanspo 5/19/2015

[5/18/2015] Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on May.18, 2015 @ 6:41 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/17 ATL 6
MIA 0
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Brad Hand in the bottom of the 8th. Replaced by pitcher A. J. Ramos in the top of the 9th. Results: G6. Sponichi 5/18/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/17 SFG 9
CIN 8
LF 6 0 3 3 0 0 1 .291
Batted lead-off. Results: L6, 1B9 two RBI[10,11]-SB[10], G1, G4f, b1B5 one RBI[12], 1B7. Sponichi 5/18/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/17 CAP 4
CRD 1
2B 3 0 0 0 1 3   .163
Batted seventh. Results: Ks, BB, Ks, Ks.

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[5/16/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on May.16, 2015 @ 6:06 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/15 ATL 5
MIA 3
PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for David Phelps in the bottom of the 6th. Results: 1B8. Replaced by pitcher Sam Dyson in the top of the 7th. With 2,870 career hits, he is three away from tying Babe Ruth for forty-second on the all-time hit list. Sponichi 5/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/16/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/15 SFG 10
CIN 2
PH-LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .279
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Madison Bumgarner in the top of the 8th. Results: 1B7-R[15]. Remained in the game as the left fielder. Sponichi 5/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/16/2015.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 5/15 BOS 1
SEA 2
6-3 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.59
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with a runner on second, two out, and the score tied at one. He gave up a walk-off hit to first batter he faced. Sponichi 5/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/16/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/15 CLE 8
TEX 3
17-9 5 0.2 2 3 3 0 1 1 16.20
Entered the game in the top of the 5th with runners on first and second, two out, and Texas down 5-3. He gave up a home run to the first batter in the top of the 6th and left three hitters later with runners on first and third, one out, and Texas down 6-3. Both runners he left on base later came around to score. Sponichi 5/16/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/16/2015.

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[5/15/2015] Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on May.15, 2015 @ 6:25 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/14 SFG 3
CIN 4
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .273
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Javier Lopez in the top of the 7th. Results: G4(DP). Replaced by pitcher Jean Machi in the bottom of the 7th. Sponichi 5/15/2015, Sponichi 5/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/14 CAP 4
CRD 2
2B 4 0 2 0 0 0   .172
Batted seventh. Results: F6, 2B8[2], 1B8, G4f.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/14 BOS 2
SEA 1
12-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.64
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with Boston up 2-1. Notched a save (8). Sponichi 5/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/14 KCR 6
TEX 3
9-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Entered the game in the top of the 8th with Texas down 6-3. Sponichi 5/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015. MLB.tv highlight.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 5/14 NAS 4
IOW 6
88-60 24 7.0 4 1 1 0 6 0 2.86
Started the game. Left after seven innings with Iowa up 6-1. He got the win (1-3). Sponichi 5/15/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2015.

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[5/12/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara

by on May.12, 2015 @ 11:11 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/11 MIA 3
LAD 5
PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .270
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for Sam Dyson in the top of the 9th. Results: BB. Removed in the bottom of the 9th. Sponichi 5/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/11 CRD 1
WVA 5
2B 4 0 1 0 0 1   .154
Batted eighth. Results: G3, 1B7, G4f, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Junichi Tazawa BOS 5/11 BOS 5
OAK 4
8-6 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.72
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with a runner on first, two out, and score tied at four. Left after retiring the first batter he faced in the bottom of the 8th. Sponichi 5/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/11 BOS 5
OAK 4
5-4 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00
Entered the game in the bottom of the 9th with a runner on first, one out, and the score tied at four. Sponichi 5/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/11 RRE 8
NAS 2
19-12 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.86
Entered the game in the bototm of the 6th with Round Rock up 2-0. Recorded a hold (5). Sponichi 5/12/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/12/2015.

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[5/10/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on May.10, 2015 @ 4:22 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/9 MIA 6
SFG 2
PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279
Entered the game as a pinch-hitter for David Phelps in the top of the 7th. Results: G5. Sponichi 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/9 MIA 6
SFG 2
LF 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 .276
Batted lead-off. Results: G4, 1B4, BB, F8, F8. Sponichi 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/9 BUF 0
NOR 1
2B 4 0 0 0 0 2   .246
Batted eighth. Results: Ks, F9, Ks, E4f. Daily Sports 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/9 CRD 7
WVA 5
2B 5 0 0 0 0 2   .155
Batted eighth. Results: F8, bG2, Ks, F8, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/9 RRE 1
NAS 0
14-9 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.32
Entered the game in the bottom of the 6th with Round Rock up 1-0. Recorded a hold (4). Sponichi 5/10/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2015.

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[5/6/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Koji Uehara

by on May.06, 2015 @ 6:39 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/5 MIA 2
WSH 1
LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .293
Batted seventh. Results: 1B7 one RBI[7]-R[11], 1B8, G6, G1. With 2,866 career hits, he is seven away from tying Babe Ruth for forty-second on the all-time hit list. Sponichi 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/5 SDP 0
SFG 6
LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .291
Batted lead-off. Results: G3, F8, Ks, F7, DP1. Hitting streak ended at seven games. Made two nice catches: 6th inning and 7th inning. Sponichi 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/5 BUF 0
DUB 7
SS 1 0 1 0 2 0   .296
Batted seventh. Results: 1B9, BB, BB. Sponichi 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Koji Uehara BOS 5/5 TBR 0
BOS 2
13-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Entered the game in the top of the 9th with Boston up 2-0. He picked up the save (5). He is one away from 100 NPB (33) + MLB (66) saves. Sponichi 5/6/2015, Sponichi 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015. MLB.tv highlight.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/5 RRE 1
OMA 3
22-10 5 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 4.91
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th Round Rock down 2-1. He left after an inning of work with Round Rock down 3-1. Sponichi 5/6/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Toru Murata CLE 5/5 CHR 3
COL 10
95-65 24 6.0 6 3 3 1 7 1 3.86
Started the game. Left after six full innings with Columbus up 10-3. Recorded the win (1-0). Sponichi 5/6/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/6/2015.

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[5/3/2015] Ichiro Suzuki, Norichika Aoki, Tsuyoshi Wada

by on May.03, 2015 @ 5:09 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ichiro Suzuki MIA 5/2 PHI 0
MIA 7
LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .266
Batted seventh. Results: 1B7, BB, G1, DP6. Sponichi 5/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki SFG 5/2 LAA 4
SFG 5
LF 5 0 2 2 0 1 1 .306
Batted lead-off. Results: G6, 1B7 two RBI[6]-SB[7], 1B8, Ks, G6. Sponichi 5/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 5/2 LOU 5
BUF 2
SS 4 0 0 0 0 1   .283
Batted seventh. Results: L7, Ks, F8, G3. Daily Sports 5/3/2015.
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 5/2 HIC 4
CRD 1
2B 3 0 0 0 0 2   .172
Batted lead-off. Results: G3, Ks, SH2, Kl.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 5/2 NAS 4
RRE 5
21-9 5 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4.26
Entered the game in the top of the 7th with a runner on second, no out, and Round Rock down 3-2. Daily Sports 5/3/2015.
Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 5/2 OKC 4
IOW 1
78-53 25 7.0 2 2 0 1 5 0 3.68
Started the game. Replaced by a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 7th with Iowa down 2-0. Took the loss (0-3). Went 0-for-1 at the plate (G5, SH3). Sponichi 5/3/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2015.

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[5/1/2015] Munenori Kawasaki, Kyuji Fujikawa

by on May.01, 2015 @ 5:46 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 4/30 NOR 3
BUF 5
SS 4 0 1 0 0 0   .304
Batted seventh. Results: G4, 1B7-CS[3], G6f, F8. Sponichi 5/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/1/2015,
Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gosuke Katoh NYY 4/30 CRD 5
ASH 4
2B 4 0 1 1 0 3   .186
Batted eighth. Results: Ks, 1B8 one RBI[5], Ks, Ks.

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kyuji Fujikawa TEX 4/30 NAS 5
RRE 8
22-11 6 1.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 5.06
Entered the game in the top of the 6th with Round Rock up 6-3. Left the game in the top of 7th with Round Rock up 7-4. Sponichi 5/1/2015, Nikkan Sports 5/1/2015,

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