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[3/20/2014] PL Injury Report: Naoya Masuda (Lotte), Wily Mo Pena (Orix), Shota Ono (Nippon Ham)

by on Mar.20, 2014 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (left side) did not swing at any of the five pitches he saw when he struck out looking in his first, and only, at bat on Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 3/20/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Naoya Masuda may not be ready for opening day because of discomfort in his right elbow.  He has not pitched since the 9th and will continue his workouts at Ni-gun.  Takashi Ogino (right knee) will also be sent down to Ni-gun.  Source: Sponichi 3/20/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Wily Mo Pena (right side) participated in Ichi-gun practices on Thursday.  He is expected to play in Friday's exhibition game against Hanshin at Kyocera Dome.  Yoshitomo Tani (left foot) will join the Ichi-gun team on Friday.  Source: Sponichi 3/20/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shota Ono (left ankle sprain) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Seibu on Wednesday.  He was the starting catcher and batted second.  He went 0-for-2: 2B8/9, BB.  This was his first game since he sprained his ankle while running the bases against Lotte on February 20.  He is still having a little trouble running, but has not given up on the possibility of making the opening day roster.  Source: Sports Hochi 3/20/2014 ... Ono is slated to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2014

[3/11/2014] Injury Updates: Mauro Gomez (Hanshin), Shota Ono (Nippon Ham)

by on Mar.11, 2014 @ 11:56 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Mauro Gomez could play in a Kyoiku League games against Chunichi on the 15th and 16th (designated hitter batting clean-up).  After that, he could join the Ichi-gun team for workouts in Tokyo on the 17th and a practice game against Yakult on the 18th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2014, Sanspo 3/11/2014, Sponichi 3/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shota Ono (left ankle) worked out at the Kamagaya facilities on Monday.  Ono is hoping to make it back in time for the start of the regular season, but the coaches do not want him to rush his recovery.  They have told him his first priority should be to avoid re-injury and return fully healed.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/11/2014

[3/3/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters: Yuya Ishii will likely miss start of the regular season

by on Mar.04, 2014 @ 12:10 am, under NPB
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The media learned on Sunday that Yuya Ishii will most likely miss the start of the regular season with a strain in his left biceps femoris.  Ishii suffered the injury during Ni-gun practices at Kamagaya on February 28.  An evaluation revealed he will require over two weeks for a full recovery.

Other players:

  • Shota Ono is still making his way back from an inversion sprain in his left ankle.  It is still uncertain if he will be ready for opening day.
  • Yoshiaki Fujioka is behind schedule and might also miss the start of the regular season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/4/2014

[2/21/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Feb.22, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Shohei Otani Bullpen 2/21 35 In preparation for exhibition game start against Lotte on the 22nd.  Sanspo 2/21/2014

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Shota Ono was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Friday and was diagnosed with a left ankle inversion sprain.  He will need about three or more weeks for a full recovery.  He is scheduled to report to the Ni-gun facilities in Kamagaya for rehab after four days of rest.  There is a chance he will not be ready in time for opening day.

Ono suffered the injury while running the bases during Thursday's practice game against Lotte.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/21/2014

[2/20/2014] Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes

by on Feb.21, 2014 @ 3:12 am, under NPB
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Name Type Date NP Notes
Yuki Saito Bullpen 2/18 55 Nikkan Sports 2/19/2014

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Shota Ono sprained his left ankle while running out a grounder during Thursday's practice game against Lotte.  He could not stand and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.  He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Nago, Okinawa.  He will return to Tokyo on Friday for a full examination.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014

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Shohei Otani will be appearing in the descente baseball equipment catalog.  His photo shoot took place on Wednesday.  At nineteen years of age, he will be the youngest player to appear in the catalog.  The youngest player before Otani was most likely Tsuyoshi Shinjo at twenty-one years.  Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2014

[1/6/2014] Jumbo taxi carrying six NPB players crashes into guard rail

by on Jan.06, 2014 @ 5:26 pm, under NPB
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A jumbo taxi carrying six NPB players crashed into a guard rail on National Route 56 at around 11:53am this morning.  Orix's Takahiro Matsuba (23), Lotte's Daichi Suzuki (24), Nippon Ham's Shota Ono (26) and Masahiro Inui (25), and Seibu's Ryo Hayashizaki (25) and Hitoto Komazuki (20) were riding in the taxi on their way to a stadium in Sukumo for workouts from Kochi Ryoma Airport at the time accident.  The driver and six players were rushed to a hospital and were either diagnosed with no injuries or minor injuries (Matsuba suffered a bruise on his left wrist).  Sukumo police are still investigating possible causes for the accident.

Source: Sanspo 1/6/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/6/2014

[UPDATE 1/7 @ 4:51pm]

A couple of updates:

  • The jumbo taxi was big enough to fit ten passengers.
  • The driver lost control after the tire hit a curb.  The car then came into contact with a pedestrian street signal before crashing into a guard rail.  The car bumper suffered impact damage, the headlights were broken, and the vehicle was no longer operational.
  • Five of the six players suffered minor scuffs and scrapes.  Matsuba was diagnosed with a bruise on his left wrist.  All six players attended a welcoming ceremony at Sukumo Baseball Field after their visit to the hospital.
  • Matsuba will undergo a full examination in Kobe.

Source: Sanspo 1/7/2014

[UPDATE 1/7 @ 8:33pm]

Some more updates:

  • The car lost control after hitting the curb on the left side.  It came into contact with two pedestrian street signals before crashing into a guard rail.
  • Matsuba was sitting in the driver's side seat.
  • The driver did not suffer any injuries.
  • Matsuba had some swelling in his wrist on Monday.  The swelling was gone today and he was able to play some catch.  He is still slated for an examination at a hospital in Kobe on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 1/7/2014, Sports Hochi 1/7/2014

[UPDATE 1/8 @ 5:47pm]

Matsuba was examined in Kobe today and given the same diagnosis he got on Monday.  He will return to Sukumo to continue his workouts.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters: March 14, 2012

by on Mar.14, 2012 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yuki Saito worked out at Kamagaya today with high socks.  He is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.

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Tomohiro Nioka had a pinch-hit at bat during a Kyoiku League game on Tuesday and collected a single to left.  Assuming his right calf is ok, he could be called up to Ichi-gun as early as Friday.

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Tuesday's Kyoiku League game against Rakuten at Kamagaya: Atsunori Inaba started at first and batted third.  He went 0-for-1: HBP, fly out to right. [Sponichi]

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Shota Ono returned to the starting line-up during Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  It was his first game since injuring his left knee during a close play at home plate in a game against the Yakult Swallows on March 3.

Nippon Ham Fighters: Shota Ono leaves after getting hit in the head

by on Jun.12, 2011 @ 10:26 pm, under NPB
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When Brett Harper (YOK) struck out in the top of the 8th inning, he accidentally hit Shota Ono in the head with his back-swing.  Ono didn't want to give Harper the base, so he quickly threw off his mask, picked up the ball, and completed the play at first.  Shortly thereafter, he crumpled to the ground in pain with blood coming down his head.

Ono was taken off the field on a stretcher and sent to the hospital after the game.  Tests did not reveal any damage to the brain, but Ono did require 4 stitches to close a gash on his head.  He is considered day-to-day for the time being.

Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: December 29, 2010

by on Dec.29, 2010 @ 10:45 pm, under NPB
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Shota Ono will be working out alone at a stadium in Sukumo, Kochi between 1/7 and 1/14.  His workouts will be closed off to everyone other than the acquaintance that helped him secure the stadium.  He's also hoping to catch more games in 2011.

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The Fighters are considering whether or not they should extend their "It's Sho(w) Time!" home run discount next season.

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The Fighters apparently hired an interpreter for Wirfin Obispo that looks like kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo.

Nippon Ham Fighters ask fans to select location for Ni-gun Hokkaido games

by on Nov.26, 2010 @ 5:23 pm, under NPB
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Sho Nakata got a 6M yen raise yesterday and will be making 18M yen next season.  He also told reporters that he plans to revert back to his "old self" after spending most of last year trying to tone things down a little.  It seems that may also be dependent on his performance on the field.

Said Nakata, "I'm just laying low right now...  I think it's cool when you can say what you want and do what you want while putting up the numbers [to back]."

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Each year the Nippon Ham Fighters schedule four Ni-gun home in Hokkaido.  Next year, they want fans to decide where in Hokkaido those four games should take place.

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Shota Ono apparently filed marriage papers with a woman named Rieko (梨衣子) earlier today.