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[9/27/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Kam Mickolio (Hiroshima)

by on Sep.28, 2014 @ 5:47 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Shoichi Ino was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow. He was examined at a hospital and will be given additional tests within the next few days. Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka (right calf and right shoulder) and Ryosuke Yagi (left thigh) will most likely have opportunities to make starts before the end of the regular season -- Muranaka on September 30 against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium and Yagi on October 2 against Yomiuri at Jingu. Source: Sponichi 9/27/2014
  • Yoshinori Sato is expected to pitch in the Phoenix League that begins on October 6. He last pitched in a game on August 6, but was shut down with tightness in his right shoulder. He resumed throwing earlier this month. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014
  • Orlando Roman (right shoulder) is also scheduled to participate in the Phoenix League. Source: Sanspo 9/27/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura was removed from Saturday's game after he started feeling discomfort in his right thigh while running out a grounder to third in the 8th inning. Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tadahito Iguchi will have surgery on his right middle finger during the off-season. Tests revealed that an enlarged bone was placing pressure on nerves in the finger. Non-invasive options were considered, but surgery offered better results. He will continue to workout with the Ichi-gun team until the end of the regular season. The procedure will most likely shut him down for about a month. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2014
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[7/11/2014] Injury Report: Hideto Asamura (Seibu), Luis Mendoza (Nippon Ham)

by on Jul.12, 2014 @ 4:44 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Hideto Asamura (left knee) played in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Friday.  He got the start as designated hitter against the Yomiuri Giants and batted second.  He went 0-for-2.  The game was called after the 4th inning due to rain.  He will play in a couple more games and could rejoin the Ichi-gun roster on the 15th, assuming no setbacks. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tadahito Iguchi is not quite himself: his right shin is still not 100 percent after an HBP on July 2 and he still feels some pain in the three fingers he hurt on his right hand while hitting the ball in May. Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2014, Sponichi 7/11/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba (left knee, lower back) joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014
  • Luis Mendoza was taken off the active roster on Friday.  He was scheduled to start Friday's game against Softbank at Sapporo Dome, but was scratched because of discomfort in the area near the base of his right thumb.  He was removed from the active roster for rest (the Fighters want him fresh for the second-half) and because he is not scheduled to make another start before the All-Star break. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2014
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[5/15/2014] Injury Report: Hiroki Uemoto (Hanshin), Tony Blanco (Yokohama)

by on May.16, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) worked out at Naruohama on Thursday.  He played some catch -- about ten minutes, forty throws between twelve to thirteen feet -- for the first time since February 18. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2014, Sanspo 5/15/2014
  • Development Coach Masayuki Kakefu watched Hiroki Uemoto (right thumb) take outdoor batting practice on Wednesday and was impressed with the session.  He believes Uemoto, at least with regards to his bat, might be able to return to the active roster in time for the start of Inter-league play on the 20th. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/204, Sponichi 5/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco (left thigh) played in a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Wednesday.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted clean-up.  He went 1-for-3.  He is slated to return to the active roster on Friday. Source: Sanspo 5/15/2014, Daily Sports 5/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tadahito Iguchi missed Thursday's game against Softbank at QVC Marine because of swelling in the fingers on his right hand (middle, ring, and pinky).  Hitting the ball off the end of the bat was the likely cause of the swelling.  His status for Friday's game is unknown. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced on Thursday that 3rd round draft pick Hiromi Oka had surgery for the lisfranc dislocation in his left foot.  He will require about five months for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/15/2014
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[9/30/2013] Injury Updates: Sho Nakata (HAM), Tadahito Iguchi (LOT)

by on Sep.30, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky) took about fifty swings during batting practice at Kyocera Dome on Sunday.  He is currently swinging the bat at about seventy percent.  He is scheduled for a regular examination on Tuesday.  If everything is ok, he could return to the active roster on the same day.

Source: Sponichi 9/30/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi missed games on the 25th and 26th because of pain in his left knee.  He made it back into the starting line-up tonight against the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Source: Sanspo 9/30/2013

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[9/26/2013] Injury Updates: Balentien (YAK), K. Maeda (HIR), Yamato (HAN), Iguchi, Kakunaka (LOT)

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 3:24 am, under NPB
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Yakult Swallows

Wladimir Balentien was replaced on defense in the 5th inning of Thursday's game against Yomiuri because he felt tightness in his left Achilles' tendon.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda took a batted ball off the area near his right knee in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was carried off the field for treatment and returned to the mound a few minutes later and was able to continue pitching.

Source: Daily Sports 9/26/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Yamato played in a rehab practice game against Orix at Naruohama on Thursday.  He played center for a few innings (only defense) before he came out of the game and went to Koshien Stadium to workout in front of the Ichi-gun coaches.

Source: Sponichi 9/26/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that Bryan LaHair will have surgery on his left wrist.  He will require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/26/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi and Katsuya Kakunaka did not play on Thursday -- Iguchi because of a bruise on his left knee and Kakunaka because of back pain.  Toshiaki Imae (left calf) also started the night on the bench, but made it into the game as a pinch-hitter in the 9th and walked in a run.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2013

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[9/25/2013] Injury Updates: Nakata (HAM), Kuriyama, Kikuchi (SEI), Imae, Iguchi, Kakunaka (LOT)

by on Sep.25, 2013 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky finger) resumed batting practice today -- he took soft-toss batting practice with both hands.

The coaches will monitor Nakata's progress by having him travel with the team on their next road trip.

Source: Sponichi 9/25/2013

Seibu Lions

Takumi Kuriyama took an HBP off his head in the 1st inning of tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles (Jim Heuser was on the mound).  He was taken to a hospital in Tokorozawa, Saitama and diagnosed with a bruise.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

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Yusei Kikuchi (left shoulder) is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Yakult on the 26th.  If he is feeling fine after the outing, he could make it back to the active roster some time on or after October 1.

Source: Sanspo 9/25/2013

 Chiba Lotte Marines

From tonight's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters: Toshiaki Imae felt discomfort in his left calf while running the bases in the 1st inning and was replaced by a pinch-runner after hitting a single to right in the 4th; Tadahito Iguchi took an HBP off the side of his left knee in the 4th and was removed from defense in the 5th; Katsuya Kakunaka was pulled in the bottom of the 6th after his back pains grew worse.

Tsutomu Ito told reporters Kakunaka's back was not good and that he might be taken off the active roster depending on how he felt on Thursday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2013

[8/15/2013] Injury Updates: Luna, Iwasaki (CHU), Blanco (YOK), Pena (SOF), Iguchi (LOT)

by on Aug.16, 2013 @ 5:10 am, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna will most likely be taken off the active roster on Friday because of right knee pain.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2013

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Kyohei Iwasaki hurt his left hamstring while running out a grounder to short in the 3rd inning.  He was replaced by Hirokazu Ibata.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Tony Blanco fouled a ball of his left shin during his at bat in the top of the 7th last night and was pulled from the game on defense in the bottom-half of the inning as a precaution.

Source: Sanspo 8/15/2013

Softbank Hawks

Heard it through the grapevine: Wily Mo Pena's surgery to repair his right meniscus went well.  He is making good progress with his rehab and he will likely return to Japan before the end of the month.  The fully repaired knee should allow Pena to swing the bat with authority again and give the Hawks a nice boost during the stretch run.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi was left out of the starting line-up last night for the third game in a row because of pain in his right elbow.

"I had it checked out at a hospital [on the 13th] and doctors told me it was not fatigue-related.  They said it was similar to what some tennis players suffer from. ... I should be fine if I am needed as a pinch-hitter," said Iguchi.

Source: Sanspo 8/15/2013

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[8/14/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka, Uemoto (HAN), Terahara (SOF), Nishino, Iguchi (LOT), Kishida (ORI)

by on Aug.14, 2013 @ 6:32 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) practiced outdoors at Naruohama today.  He joined the main group for batting practice and took fielding practice at second.  He could play in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Thursday, assuming no tightness or soreness.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

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Hiroki Uemoto (left ankle) played in an Ikusei practice game against Osaka Gakuin University today.  He hit a single to center in the 6th and stole a base.  He also made a diving catch in the 2nd.  This was his first game in about six months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara on the discomfort in his right knee: "There is not a lot of pain, but I am having a hard time building momentum behind it.  It is an old injury from my days with Yokohama."

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

Terahara was taken off the active roster today.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuji Nishino was taken off the active roster on the 10th with pain in his right shoulder.  His examination on Monday revealed that his injury was not serious.  Assuming no problems, he could return to the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2013

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Tadahito Iguchi had his right elbow evaluated at a hospital on Tuesday and was diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).  He is considered day-to-day for the time being.

Source: Sanspo 8/14/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida hurt his right leg while trying to make a defensive play in the 8th inning of Tuesday's game against Nippon Ham.  He was taken to the hospital after the game and diagnosed with inflammation in the ligaments in the tarsus.  There is currently no time table on his recovery.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

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[8/13/2013] Injury Updates: Ide (Yokohama), Terahara, Padilla (Softbank), Iguchi (LOT), Kishida (Orix)

by on Aug.13, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Shotaro Ide hurt his left knee in tonight's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  He suffered the injury when he tried to make a leaping catch up against the wall in the 1st inning.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a collateral ligament injury in his left knee.

Ide will be re-examined on Wednesday at a hospital in Yokohama.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara struggled with his control tonight.  He was later pulled from the game with discomfort in his right knee.

Source: Sponichi 8/13/2013

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Vicente Padilla was taken off the active roster today with tightness in his upper right arm.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tadahito Iguchi was given the night off because of some pain in his right elbow.

"There is some tightness.  There is also some fatigue.  We gave him the night off to give him rest and to get him checked out," said Tsutomu Ito.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/13/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida left tonight's game against Nippon Ham after he hurt his right foot while trying to make a leaping catch in the 8th.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2013

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[7/26/2013] Tadahito Iguchi records 2,000th NPB+MLB hit

by on Jul.26, 2013 @ 8:47 pm, under NPB
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Tadahito Iguchi joined Ichiro Suzuki, Hideki Matsui, Kazuo Matsui, and Norihiro Nakamura as the only Japanese players to record 2,000 NPB+MLB hits.

Iguchi's 2,000th hit was a home run off ace Masahiro Tanaka to lead off the 6th inning of tonight's game against the Rakuten Eagles.

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Japanese Players with 2,000 NPB+MLB Hits

Name NPB MLB
Ichiro Suzuki 1278 2702
Hideki Matsui 1390 1253
Kazuo Matsui 1748 615
Norihiro Nakamura 2053 5
Tadahito Iguchi 1506 494

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UPDATE 7/27 @ 3:35am -

The Marines have released some merchandise commemorating Iguchi's 2,000th NPB+MLB hit.

Source: official announcement

Lotterias in Chiba will celebrate the milestone by selling shakes for sixty yen, beginning on the 27th.  The two Lotterias near QVC Marine will sell shakes for six yen.  There is some fine print: the deal is good for the first 2,000 customers (per store), it must be combined with either a burger or a burger set, and the offer is not valid at the Lotteria inside QVC Marine.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2013

UPDATE 7/27 @ 5:40pm -

A few more notes about Iguchi's 2,000 NPB+MLB hits:

  • Nakamura and Iguchi are the only two players in NPB history to record 2,000 NPB+MLB hits after returning to the NPB.  The other three players reached the 2,000-hit milestone while playing in the Majors.
  • At thirty-eight years and sevens months, Iguchi is the second oldest player, behind Nakamura (thirty-nine years and nine months), to record 2,000 NPB+MLB hits.
  • Iguchi and Nakamura are the only two players to hit home runs for their 2,000th NPB+MLB hit.  Makoto Matsubara, Hideji Kato, Hiromitsu Ochiai, and Alex Ramirez are the only players to hit home runs for their 2,000th NPB hits.

Source: Sanspo 7/27/2013

UPDATE 7/30 @ 6:29am -

Daily Sports posted a portion of Iguchi's post-game interview with the media:

What are you feeling now that you have reached the milestone?

I am happy about getting the hit, but right now I feel disappointed about losing the game.

What are your thoughts about reaching the milestone on a home run?

People around me are saying that I went for it, but I was not really thinking that at all.  I just swung the bat where I saw the pitch and it ended up a home run.  I myself am surprised.

You recorded the hit off the undefeated Rakuten pitcher [Masahiro] Tanaka.

I thought I would not be able to reach the milestone today [because of who was on the mound].  When I stepped into the batter's box, I thought I might have a chance since I got a hit my my second trip to the plate.  The pitch I hit [during my third trip] was a fat pitch I timed perfectly.  It would have been better if it helped the team win.

Of the 2,000 NPB+MLB hits you recorded, are there any that your remember clearly?

All of them are firmly embedded in my head, but I think my strongest memories are my very first trip to the plate and today's 2,000th hit.

Your thoughts on reaching 2,000 NPB+MLB hits.

I got to 2,000 hits by playing a long career and accumulating numbers of that time.  For the remaining games, I will do my best to help the team win.

Is there anything you want to say to the people out there?

The coaches that helped me develop when I was little, the fans, and my family.  I am grateful [to you all].

You can still go for 2,000 NPB hits.

That is still far down the road.  My goal this year is to help the team win a pennant.  I will continue to do my best tomorrow.

Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2013

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