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[9/17/2014] Injury Report: Dai-Kang Yoh, Kensuke Kondo (Nippon Ham)

by on Sep.18, 2014 @ 5:22 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryosuke Ogata had surgery to clean out his right knee on Tuesday. Ogata twisted his knee while playing defense in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on the 12th. He will begin his rehab at the Naruohama facilities after he gets the green light. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Dai-Kang Yoh fouled a ball off the top of his left foot during his at bat in the 1st inning of Wednesday's game against the Seibu Lions. He was removed from the game after he finished out the at bat with a home run. He was examined at a hospital in Saitama and diagnosed with a bruise. Source: Sponichi 9/17/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014
  • Kensuke Kondo took a batted ball off his right calf during pre-game fielding practice on Tuesday. He was examined at a hospital on Wednesday and taken off the active roster with a contusion on his gastrocnemius muscle. He will get two to three days of rest before beginning his rehab at the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2014
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[9/14/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi)

by on Sep.14, 2014 @ 2:21 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari hurt his right side while swinging the bat during his second at bat in the 4th inning of Friday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. He also ran into Takashi Toritani while chasing after a baseball in the 3rd. He was taken off the active roster on Saturday. Source: Sponichi 9/13/2014 ... Imanari suffered a strain in his right side and will require three to four weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 9/13/2014
  • Ryosuke Ogata hurt his right knee during fielding practice before a Ni-gun intra-squad game at Naruohama on Friday. He was taken to the hospital for tests. Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) told reporters he was not going to pitch in another Ichi-gun game this season because there was no reason to rush a return and risk further injury. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014Daily Sports 9/13/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada (right thumb) will most likely miss the rest of the season. Source: Daily Sports 9/13/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuya Hasegawa sprained his right ankle during a game against Orix on the 3rd. He is still spending a lot of time as a pinch-hitter because his injury has not yet fully healed. Source: Sports Hochi 9/13/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • The Buffaloes used Yoshio Itoi as a bat off the bench during Saturday's game against Nippon Ham out of concern for the left knee he hurt while playing defense on the 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/13/2014
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[11/19/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Nov.20, 2013 @ 2:32 am, under NPB
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Shintaro Fujinami tossed thirty-six pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday -- thirty-three with the catcher sitting in front of home plate and three with the catcher sitting in his usual spot behind home plate.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2013

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Daiki Enokida played catch at a distance of about sixty meters on Tuesday.  Enokida was taking things slow due to problems he had with his left shoulder this season and was capped at a distance of thirty meters.

Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2013

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Hiroaki Saiuchi pitched in Monday's intra-squad game.  He entered the game in the 6th and tossed two shutout innings.  He allowed one hit and struck out two. [Sanspo 11/19/2013]

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Through Monday, Ryosuke Ogata had played in three practice games and went 3-for-9 with one home run and two RBI.  At 176 centimeters, he is not particularly tall, but does have speed (he can run the fifty meter in 5.8 seconds) and makes an effort to hit line drives for extra base hits.  His goal is to become a player like Norichika Aoki.

Source: Sanspo 11/19/2013

Development coordinator Masayuki Kakefu feels Ogata has the potential to become a dangerous lead-off hitter because he has some pop to go along with his speed.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/19/2013

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The Hanshin Department Store in Umeda will be using images of Randy Bass dressed up as Santa in a variety of in-store advertisements (like posters).

Source: Daily Sports 11/19/2013

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The Osaka Board of Education named former Tiger Shinjiro Hiyama a special presenter for their Superintendent Award.

Source: official announcement

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[11/3/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Nov.04, 2013 @ 2:30 am, under NPB
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Kazuya Tsutsumi threw 100 pitches in the bullpen on Sunday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013

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Shinta Hifumi had a rigorous workout during batting practice at Naruohama on Sunday -- each time he swung the bat and missed, ten more pitches were added to his total.  By the time he was done, he had swung at about five-hundred pitches.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2013

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Yutaka Wada told reporters he could see differences in the way Ryota Arai and Issei Morita were swinging the bat.  Coaches have been working with both players during fall camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013

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Morita hit four over the fence during batting practice on Saturday.  The Tigers like his power potential.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2013

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R. Arai took eighty-two swings during batting practice on Saturday and hit four over the fence.

Hitting Coordinator Masayuki Kakefu spent about an hour working with Hayata Ito on his swing after general practices, back at the team hotel.

Source: Sanspo 11/3/2013

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Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi spent about thirty minutes working with Shintaro Fujinami on his pitching mechanics.  A rubber tube was laid out in a straight line, perpendicular to a net.  Fujinami stood on top of the tube at one end and threw into the net on the other end, each time making sure his left foot landed near the tube.  Nakanishi sat on the ground directly behind him.

Fujinami has been throwing pitches across his body (when the left foot of a right-handed pitcher lands toward third).  Nakanishi explained that this was happening because Fujinami was bending his right knee and allowing his weight to move toward third; his right foot was also placed at an angle against the rubber that made him throw across his body even more.  The solution: to use the adductor muscles more and to place his right foot parallel to the rubber.

Fujinami threw sixty-four baseballs into the net.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2013

In an effort to keep the changes minimal, Kiyooki focused on just the right leg -- position of the right leg (making sure the right foot is parallel to the rubber) and usage (making sure the weight does not move toward third).

Exercises like this will be done once every other day during fall camp.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013

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Ryosuke Ogata showed off his strong throwing arm during fielding practices on Saturday.  Ogata is still a little slow on the transfer, but the Tigers believe he could be a candidate for the outfield next year.

Ogata also has speed and has good bat control (he likes to choke up on the bat).

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2013

Ogata can run the fifty meter in 5.8 seconds and can throw the ball 120 meters.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2013

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