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[12/4/2014] Yakult Swallows finalize contracts with Barnette, Roman, Balentien , Milledge

by on Dec.04, 2014 @ 11:24 pm, under NPB
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The Yakult Swallows announced today that they finalized 2015 contracts for Tony Barnette (31), Orlando Roman (36), Wladimir Balentien (30), and Lastings Milledge (29).

Barnette and Roman agreed to new one-year deals. Barnette's contract is worth an estimated 1.55 million US dollars (about 186.6 million yen, up 18 million yen), Roman's 430,000 US dollars (about 52 milion yen, 11.6 million yen).

Balentien will be in the second year of a three-year deal. He will make an estimated 2.5 million US dollars next season (about 300 million yen, up 90 million yen from this year). Milledge will be in the final year of a two-year deal. He will make an estimated 1.9 million US dollars (about 228 million yen, up 81 million yen from this year).

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 12/4/2014, Daily Sports 12/4/2014, Sponichi 12/5/2014

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 8:38pm]

In dollars: Balentien's contract increased 500,000 from 2.0 million to 2.5 million. Milledge's increased 800,000 from 1.1 million to 1.9 million. The exchange rate can complicate conversions into yen, especially when there are large fluctuations (the rate was $1 = 104yen on January 1 and $1 = 119yen on December 4).

Source: ZakZak 12/6/2014

[5/21/2014] Yakult Swallows: Lastings Milledge out for the rest of the year

by on May.21, 2014 @ 9:04 pm, under NPB
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The Swallows announced today that Lastings Milledge had surgery after he was diagnosed with a right shoulder injury (右肩関節・上方関節唇損傷 = SLAP tear?).  He will require about six months for a full recovery.  He is not expected to return to Japan this season and will focus on his rehab in the United States.

Source: official announcement, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2014

[5/4/2014] Injury Report: Hiroki Uemoto (Hanshin), Lastings Milledge (Yakult)

by on May.05, 2014 @ 3:07 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe started using a different catcher's mask on April 25 with hopes that it would help with his neck pain.  He used to wear a one-piece mask, but the "old school" two-piece version is about 500 grams lighter. Source: Sanspo 5/4/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto hurt his right hand while trying to make a play on a ball in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against Yakult.  He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with fracture in the distal phalanx of his right thumb.  He will begin his rehab at Naruohama on Monday. Source: Sponichi 5/4/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien was removed from Sunday's game in the 8th on defense because of tightness in his right adductor muscle.  He started feeling the tightness (and pain) after he reached base on a walk in the 6th inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2014
  • Lastings Milledge will return to the United States on Monday for additional tests on his right shoulder. Source: Sponichi 5/4/2014 ... "The pain started during the first-half of spring camp and I got treatment for it and I played through the pain because there were no problems.  But the situation has not improved and I am in no shape to play.  It is starting to affect my swing.  It is pain like I have never felt before.  I know there is something wrong," Milledge said to reporters. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2014

[8/18/2013] Injury Updates: Araki (CHU), Balentien, Milledge (YAK), Nakamura (SEI), Shima (RAK), Brazell (LOT)

by on Aug.18, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Masahiro Araki was taken off the active roster today with pain in his left quadriceps muscle.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2013

Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien hurt his left leg and was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a single to left in the 6th.  There are no plans for him to go to the hospital at this point in time.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2013

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The Swallows announced that Lastings Milledge will return to the US on Monday to get his left ankle examined.  There is no time table for his return.

Source: Sanspo 8/18/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura played in a Ni-gun game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-1 with two walks.  Nakamura complained of left shoulder discomfort while swinging the bat.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Motohiro Shima hurt his left shoulder while trying to make a play at home plate with Esteban German charging down the line in the 9th inning of tonight's game against the Seibu Lions.  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Craig Brazell left tonight's game against the Orix Buffaloes after he took an HBP off his right elbow during his at bat in the 6th.  He was examined at a hospital in Chiba and diagnosed with a bruise (no damage to the bone).  He is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 8/18/2013, Daily Sports 8/18/2013

[8/9/2013] Injury Updates: Abe, Y. Takagi (YOM), Milledge, Roman (YAK), Fukudome, Nishioka (YOK)

by on Aug.09, 2013 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

The Giants announced today that Yasunari Takagi had left shoulder surgery without any complications.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

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Shinnosuke Abe may have missed Thursday's game against Yokohama after he hurt the base of his left thumb while catching Scott Mathieson on Tuesday.

Source: Daily Sports 8/9/2013

Yakult Swallows

Lastings Milledge was examined at a hospital today and diagnosed with two ligament ruptures in his left ankle.  He will require about two months for a full recovery.

Milledge suffered the injury while chasing down a fly ball in the 2nd inning of Thursday's game against Chunichi.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

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Orlando Roman was diagnosed with a strain in his left calf during a hospital visit in Tokyo on Thursday.  He will require about two weeks of rest.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun game against Chunichi today.  He started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-4.  He played through the 7th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

Fukudome also played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Thursday.  He started in right and batted lead-off.  He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk -- walk, strikeout looking, fly out to center.  He played through the 6th.

Source: Daily Sports 8/9/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) practiced outdoors today for the first time since his injury.  After playing some catch, he took some fielding practice at second and also took some batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/9/2013

[8/8/2013] Injury Updates: Tateoka, Nakai (YOM), Milledge (YAK), Wolfe (HAM), Nishiguchi (SEI)

by on Aug.08, 2013 @ 9:15 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Soichiro Tateoka was examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with a ligament injury in his right ankle.  He is scheduled to begin his rehab at Giants Stadium on Friday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

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Daisuke Nakai played catch and took some soft-toss batting practice today for the first time since he injured his left knee.

Source: Sanspo 8/8/2013

Yakult Swallows

Lastings Milledge crashed into the wall in left while chasing down a hit by Kazuhiro Wada in the 2nd inning of today's game against Chunichi and hurt his left ankle.  He got some treatment and returned to the game but ended up leaving one batter later.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Brian Wolfe left today's game after he developed a cramp in his right side while throwing warm-up pitches before the 7th inning of tonight's game against Seibu.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

Seibu Lions

Fumiya Nishiguchi was pulled from the game after he started feeling discomfort in his right calf after throwing one pitch to Shota Ono with a runner on first and two out in the 6th inning of today's game against Nippon Ham.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2013

[8/5/2013] Injury Updates: Ibata (CHU), Roman, Milledge (YAK), Hijirisawa (RAK)

by on Aug.05, 2013 @ 11:03 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hirokazu Ibata was taken off the active roster on July 26 after he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his right ankle (変形性足関節症).  He decided to forego surgery during the season for treatment (taping, support insoles) and rehab.  He is scheduled to play in two rehab games on the 6th and 7th.  If everything is ok, he could return to the active roster on the 8th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2013

Yakult Swallows

Orlando Roman hurt his left calf when running to cover first base in the 5th inning of Sunday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He apparently heard a popping sound on the play.  He was taken off the active roster today and will be examined at a hospital.

Lastings Milledge was taken to a hospital on Sunday for x-rays after he fouled a ball off his left leg in Sunday's game.  There was no damage to the bones.  He is considered day-to-day.

Sanspo mentions that Milledge fouled the ball off the heel of his left foot.

Source: Sponichi 8/5/2013, Sanspo 8/5/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ryo Hijirisawa has seen less playing time since July 31 because of lower back pain.  He has also been struggling at the plate.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/5/2013

[8/4/2013] Injury Updates: Nakai (YOM), Tanishige (CHU), Milledge, Roman (YAK), Fujii (HAN), Nakamura (YOK), Hayasaka (LOT)

by on Aug.04, 2013 @ 11:40 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Daisuke Nakai attempted to make a diving catch on a pop fly hit by Takahiro Arai in the 1st inning.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 2nd inning because of pain in his left knee.  He was taken to the hospital during the game and diagnosed with a ligament injury.  He will be taken off the active roster on Monday.

Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2013, Sponichi 8/4/2013

Chunichi Dragons

Motonobu Tanishige was able to play in today's game against Yokohama despite a bruise he suffered on his right hand on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2013

Yakult Swallows

Lastings Milledge fouled a ball of his left leg during his at bat in 4th inning of tonight's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  He was later removed from the game on defense in the 5th.

Orlando Roman was pulled from tonight's game against Hiroshima after he hurt his left calf while running to cover first base in the 5th inning.  He will most likely be taken off the active roster on Monday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/4/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Akihito Fujii was left out of the starting line-up today against the Yomiuri Giants.    Fujii was taken out of a game against Yokohama on July 28 after he started feeling discomfort in his left hamstring. 

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Norihiro Nakamura was replaced by a pinch-runner in the bottom of the 5th after he took an HBP off his right hand.  He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Keisuke Hayasaka was replaced by a pinch-runner after he felt discomfort in his right hamstring while running out a grounder to second (force) in the 4th inning.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2013

Yakult Swallows sign Balentien, Milledge, and Barnette to multi-year deals

by on Dec.15, 2012 @ 9:54 pm, under NPB
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According to a number of reports, the Yakult Swallows have signed Wladimir Balentien (28), Lastings Milledge (27), and Tony Barnette (29) to multi-year deals.

Balentien: four-year deal - US$950,000 in 2013 and US$7,500,000 over the final three years (2014-2016)

Milledge: three-year deal - US$1,100,000 in 2013 and US$3,300,000 over the final two years (2014-2015) with an option for 2016

Barnette: two-year deal worth US$3,200,000

Source: Daily Sports 12/15/2012, Sports Hochi 12/15/2012, Jiji Press 12/15/2012

UPDATE 12/16 @ 11:42am - A few more details on the contracts...  The Swallows exercised 2013 options on both Balentien and Milledge, so their deals are actually three years and two years, respectively.  Nikkan Sports mentions that each of the deals include performance bonuses.

Source: Sponichi 12/15/2012, Nikkan Sports 12/15/2012

Yakult Swallows will most likely offer Akinori Iwamura a contract

by on Oct.16, 2012 @ 9:53 am, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, there is a good chance the Yakult Swallows will offer Akinori Iwamura (33) a contract after the twelve-team tryouts.

Yakult is also planning to bring Wladimir BalentienLastings MilledgeTony Barnette, and Orlando Roman back next season.  Things do not look quite as good for Chang-Yong Lim (coming back from right elbow surgery in July).

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2012