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[4/20/2014] Injury Report: Yasuhiro Ogawa (Yakult), Ryo Hijirisawa (Rakuten)

by on Apr.20, 2014 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka visited the Koshien clubhouse on Friday to provide the team with an update on his progress.  The Tigers are still not sure when Nishioka will be able to begin his rehab at the Naruohama facilities. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Daily Sports 4/20/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Jorge Sosa's outing on Sunday was cut short when he hurt the back of his left thigh. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yuhei Nakamura took an HBP off his left elbow on Saturday.  He was examined at a hospital in Osaka after the game and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was not in the starting line-up on Sunday, but was available off the bench. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was still experiencing pain in his right hand.  Ogawa took a batted ball off his right hand during a game against Hanshin on the 18th.  As a precaution, he will have the hand examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Sports Hochi 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ryo Hijirisawa was taken off the active roster on Sunday because he was not feeling well.  Aoi Enomoto was called up to fill in for Hijirisawa. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (back tightness) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yokohama on Saturday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fourth.  He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Source: Sponichi 4/20/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenichi Nakata was pulled after eight innings on Saturday against Lotte because he had a cut on the tip of his right thumb.  He got the cut when he threw a slider to Yuta Yoshida in the 5th inning.  He managed to limit Lotte's chances on the base-paths until he walked two straight to start the 8th. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/20/2014

[8/21/2013] Injury Updates: Yamato, Enokida (HAN), Nakata (HAM), Mima, Hijirisawa (RAK)

by on Aug.21, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Yamato was taken off the active roster with a fracture in the fifth metacarpal of his right hand.  He will begin his rehab at Naruohama on Thursday.

Source: Daily Sports 8/21/2013

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Daiki Enokida (left elbow) started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He tossed four shutout innings while giving up three hits.  Assuming no problems, there is a good chance he will get a start against the Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on the 27th.

Source: Sanspo 8/21/2013, Daily Sports 8/21/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata took an HBP off the back of his left hand during his at bat in the first inning of tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He remained in the game until he was replaced by a pinch-hitter in the 2nd inning.  He was taken to a hospital for an examination and was diagnosed with a fissure fracture in the fifth metacarpal of his left hand.  The hand/finger will have to be immobilized for three weeks.  He will be taken off the active roster on Thursday and will be re-evaluated in Sapporo.

Source: NIkkan Sports 8/21/2013Sports Hochi 8/21/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Manabu Mima took a batted ball off the left side of his neck in the 4th inning of tonight's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Sendai for an evaluation.  He was diagnosed with a bruise (no damage to the bones) -- there is swelling and he is not able to turn his neck to the side.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2013

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Ryo Hijirisawa felt pain his left heel while running the bases during Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  There is swelling in the heel from fluid build-up.  Hijirisawa is unable to walk on it.  He was taken off the active roster today because it was not something that was going to get better within the next four to five days.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/21/2013

[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

Rakuten Eagles News and Notes: February 12, 2013

by on Feb.12, 2013 @ 11:29 pm, under NPB
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Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 321 pitches over five bullpen sessions since the start of spring camp (as of Monday).

Source: Sanspo 2/12/2013

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Satoshi Nagai has thrown over 450 pitches in six bullpen session since the start of spring camp (as of Monday).

Source: Sports Hochi 2/12/2013

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Senichi Hoshino presented Ryo Hijirisawa with a wristwatch (valued at 650,000 yen) last year for leading the league in steals.  During morning shout-outs today, Hijirisawa said he was going to do his best to win another expensive watch this year.

Source: Sanspo 2/12/2013

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Samurai Japan: Conditioning coach Minoru Kumahara will be traveling with Masahiro Tanaka, Ryo Hijirisawa, and Kazuo Matsui to WBC mini-camp.  The team wants Kumahara to watch over Tanaka.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/12/2013

Rakuten Eagles News and Notes: February 6, 2013

by on Feb.06, 2013 @ 11:54 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Andruw Jones: forty-four swings, nine over the fence

Source: Sports Hochi 2/6/2013

Tuesday

  • Ryo Hijirisawa: batting practice, thirty-five swings, fifteen could-be hits

Source: Sports Hochi 2/6/2013

Today

  • 2nd round draft pick Takahiro Norimoto: batting practice, forty-three pitches, eight could-be hits; or according to Daily Sports: he faced Toshihito Abe and Hiroaki Shimauchi, forty-six pitches (twenty-one pitches and one could-be hit to Shimauchi)

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2013, Daily Sports 2/6/2013

Tuesday

  • Kazuya Takahori: batting practices, faced Andruw Jones (twenty-five pitches, thirteen balls) and Casey McGehee (twenty-three pitches, eight balls)

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2013

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The Eagles were not allowed to leave the team hotel until 6:30pm today because of tsunami warnings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2013

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Ryo Hijirisawa ran a thirty meter in 4.08 seconds on Tuesday.  Hijirisawa wants to get that under four seconds (his best time is 3.95 seconds).

Source: Sanspo 2/6/2013

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Masahiro Tanaka has tossed 202 pitches over his first four bullpen sessions.

Source: Sanspo 2/6/2013

The Texas Rangers have reportedly been checking on Tanaka during spring camp.

Source: Sponichi 2/6/2013

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Shintaro Masuda was assigned to Ni-gun spring camp because he hurt his right knee late in the season last year.  Masuda does not have any problems swinging the bat, but is still a little worried about running the bases.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2013

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Yoshinao Kamata could get a shot at the opening day start, depending on how things go with Masahiro Tanaka during the World Baseball Classic.

Kamata has been working on his curve this winter (has more vertical movement).

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/6/2013

Rakuten Eagles: January 21, 2012

by on Jan.22, 2012 @ 12:09 am, under NPB
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Ryo Hijirisawa worked out at Kleenex Stadium on Saturday.  Hijirisawa has his sights set on 60 stolen bases this year (he stole 52 last year) and realizes he needs to get on base by becoming more selective at the plate.

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The Eagles held a meeting at a hotel in Sendai on Saturday.  About 53 members of the organization (coaches, front office personnel) attended the meeting.

The team slogan for 2012 was decided: Smart&Spirit 2012 ともに、前へ。 (or Smart & Spirit 2012, together, we move forward.)

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Head coach Koichi Tabuchi checked on players working out at Kleenex Stadium on Saturday.

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Kohei Hasebe worked out for about four hours at Kleenex Stadium on Friday.

Hasebe's father passed away on the January 16.  Memorial services were held on January 18.  Hasebe returned to Sendai on January 19.

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The Eagles held early morning workouts that started at 7am and position players were pushed to swing the bat 2,000 times a day during fall camp.  On Friday, Senichi Hoshino told reporters that workout schedules were only about half of what he wanted (back in his time, people worked out so hard, they threw up).  He also said that he wanted to focus on hitting during the first half of spring camp with Hiromoto Okubo in charge of putting together the hitting workouts.

The media presented Hoshino with a birthday cake on Saturday, one day before his 65th birthday.

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The 2011 draft class made appearances at a gathering for the Sendai City Sports Council Meeting on Friday.

PL News and Notes: Hideto Asamura (SEI) making noise with the bat

by on Mar.07, 2011 @ 3:57 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Nagisa Arakaki took the mound yesterday for the first time since 5/9/2009 (at least in terms of facing an Ichi-gun opponent).  Arakaki next outing will likely be during an Ikusei League game on either the 12th or 13th.

Seibu Lions

Hideto Asamura has now hit safely in 6 straight exhibition games.  He is now 11-for-24 with 2 HR, 6 R, 7 RBI, and 21 TB.

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata has been held hitless over his last two games (0-for-8) and is also hitless in his last 10 trips to the plate (going back to 3/3).

Orix Buffaloes

The Buffaloes worked out at Kyocera Dome today for the first time this season.  The turf at the dome was replaced during the off-season this year (the last time it was changed was back in 10/2003).

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Seung-Yeop Lee and Takahiro Okada both went yard in yesterday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.

Rakuten Eagles

Ryo Hijirisawa collected his second multi-hit game in a row yesterday.  Hijirisawa struggled early on, going just 3-for-20 in 6 spring games last month.  At one point, he even thought he might not be ready for the start of the regular season, but he turned to old footage of his hits from last season and then got some advice from Daisuke Kusano that helped put everything back into order.  Kusano's advice: don't let the pitchers dictate the at bat, relax and swing through with ease.

Rakuten Eagles News and Notes: December 19, 2010

by on Dec.19, 2010 @ 3:52 pm, under NPB
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Akinori Iwamura feels the Rakuten Eagles are the team everyone should keep their eye on next season, not the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He also stressed again that he'll be more than happy to give younger players advice if they ask for it.

On Saturday, Iwamura took part in a baseball clinic in Tokyo that lasted about 3 hours.

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Katsuya Nomura and his stepson Don Nomura sat down to record a video version of Katsuya Nomura's book Nomura's Thoughts for Fuji TV on the 18th.  The two spoke for over 4 hours on the topic of baseball and life.  The program will be broadcast in three segments on Fuji TV One (a CS channel) between January and March.  The program will also be available on DVD after the original broadcasts.

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26-year-old Satoshi Nagai and 26-year-old former model Mami Kitani held their wedding ceremony in Yokohama on Saturday.  Players like Masahiro Tanaka and Naoto Watanabe attended the ceremony.

Kitani is currently 4 months pregnant.

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Ryo Hijirisawa's wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a healthy boy, on Friday.

Rakuten: Ryo Hijirisawa to add weights to his training this off-season

by on Oct.19, 2010 @ 2:20 pm, under NPB
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Ryo Hijirisawa has been working on bulking up since the start of October.

"I wanted to see how far I could go this year without do any weight training," said Hijirisawa.  "Now I want to add weights to my training to see how my body changes."

In other team related news...

Teppei is expected to rejoin the Ichi-gun roster on the 20th.  Teppei suffered a fracture in his right pinky toe after an HBP on 9/18 (vs Lotte) and has been rehabbing at Ni-gun every since.  While the fracture has healed, Teppei is still feeling pain in his foot and hasn't been able to run at full speed yet.  He has, however, started taking batting practice.