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[12/24/2014] Takashi Toritani, Kenta Maeda, Tadashi Settsu

by on Dec.25, 2014 @ 3:19 am, under NPB
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The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly offered Takashi Toritani (33) a Major League contract. The San Diego Padres are also said to be interested. Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014 ... Discussions with Toronto may not be going well. The two sides may be fairly far apart on years and terms. Source: Sanspo 12/24/2014

Kenta Maeda (26) finalized his contract for the 2015 season on Wednesday. He agreed to a twenty milion yen raise and is set to make an estimated 300 million yen next year. Maeda is the first player in franchise history and the youngest pitcher in Central League history to reach 300 million yen. Source: Daily Sports 12/24/2014, Daily Sports 12/24/2014, Sponichi 12/24/2014, Sports Hochi 12/24/2014

The Yakult Swallows held a press conference to introduce Suguru Ino (31) on Wednesday. He agreed to a deal worth an estimated eight million yen and was assigned the number sixty-three. Source: official announcement, Sponichi 12/24/2014

The Softbank Hawks were unable to finalize terms for the 2015 season with Tadashi Settsu (32) before the end of the year. "Personal issues" was cited as the reason. Source: Sports Hochi 12/24/2014

Lotte senryokugai Tadahiro Ogino (32) will be joining Hitachi Seisakusho. Ogino spent two years playing for Hitachi before turning pro and after graduating from Kanagawa University. Source: Sports Hochi 12/24/2014

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[8/16/2014] Injury Report: Anderson Hernandez, Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi)

by on Aug.17, 2014 @ 3:24 am, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez left Saturday's game against Yakult on defense in the 4th after he started feeling tightness in his left leg.  He was taken to a hospital in Nagoya for an examination.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014
  • Kazuhiro Wada took soft-toss batting practice at Nagoya Stadium for the third straight day on Friday.  He is only able to use his left hand since he still has a cast on his right wrist.  Wada suffered a fracture in his right wrist during a game against Hiroshima on the 6th.  He resumed workouts on the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/16/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu (right thumb) was taken off the active roster on Saturday.  He was able to join the Ichi-gun team for pre-game warm-ups. Source: Sports Hochi 8/16/2014
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[8/15/2014] Injury Report: Tadashi Settsu (Softbank), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:16 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (left thigh) resumed light running during workouts at Giants Stadium on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai is having problems with back tightness.  He skipped pre-game batting practice on Thursday for the fourth straight time. Source: Sanspo 8/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was discharged from a hospital in Nagoya on Friday morning.  He headed back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen and reported to Yokohama Stadium, where he provided teammates and coaches with an update on his condition.  He plans to take things day-by-day and hopes to make it back to the active roster on the 24th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takahiro Fujioka took a batted ball off his left hand during Friday's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise on his fifth metacarpal.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu left Friday's game against the Orix Buffaloes after he took a batted ball of his right hand.  The incident took place in the 1st inning when Ryoichi Adachi lined a pitch back to the mound that struck Settsu on the right hand.  He was removed from the game after just ten pitches and taken to a hospital in Osaka for treatment.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his right thumb. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Daily Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi started having lower back problems at the end of last season.  He is still dealing with the pain and is taking medication as needed. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014
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[6/3/2014] Injury Report: Hayato Terahara (Softbank), Michel Abreu (Nippon Ham)

by on Jun.03, 2014 @ 6:13 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu (right shoulder) threw fifty-six pitches in the bullpen on Monday.  He is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014
  • A batted ball bounced off the outfield wall during Sunday's game against Yakult and struck Akira Nakamura in the face.  Nakamura was later diagnosed with a bruise on his right cheek.  There were concerns about his vision due to swelling, but he appeared to be okay when he checked in with team trainers for treatment on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014 ... Nakamura was in the starting line-up on Tuesday.
  • Hayato Terahara had surgery on his right knee on May 27.  He was discharged from a hospital in Fukuoka on Tuesday.  He is scheduled to begin his rehab on Wednesday. Source: Sponichi 6/3/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Yoshio Itoi suffered a cut on his lower lip when a ball he hit bounced and struck him on the month during Sunday's game against Yomiuri.  He needed three stitches to close the cut.  They will be removed in about a week.  He is not expected to miss any playing time. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014 ... Itoi was in the starting line-up on Tuesday.

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba (left knee) joined the Ichi-gun team for pre-game practices on Tuesday.  "I am at 100 percent in terms of hitting.  I still can't run at full speed.   I have some pain with my first few steps," Inaba said.  He will return to Ni-gun on Saturday and could play in a rehab game some time next week. Source: Sports Hochi 6/3/2014
  • Michel Abreu might end up missing the first-half of the season with lower back pain.  Abreu is currently getting treatment in the United States.  There is still no timetable on when he might be able to resume practices or when he might be able to return to Japan. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/3/2014
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[5/31/2014] Injury Report: Tadashi Settsu (Softbank), Kei Igawa (Orix)

by on Jun.01, 2014 @ 2:43 am, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu (right shoulder) joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts on Saturday.  He is currently scheduled to start a game against Yomiuri at YafuOku Dome on June 4. Source: Sanspo 5/31/2014
  • Seiichi Uchikawa (right gluteus maximus) is hoping to return to the active roster before the end of Inter-league play.  Some time around June 16 is a possibility if there are no setbacks. Source: Daily Sports 5/31/2014 ... There is no timetable on when Uchikawa might be able to start running workouts.  Depending on how things go, he might not be able to return to the active roster until after the regular season resumes on June 27. Source: Sports Hochi 5/31/2014 ... There is a chance Uchikawa could return during Inter-league play, since the Hawks are currently scheduled to play their last four games on the road against Yakult (June 17, 19) and Yomiuri (June 21, 22).  Since the games are at Central League stadiums, the designated hitter rule will be in effect. Source: Sponichi 5/31/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Kei Igawa started a Ni-gun game against Hiroshima on Saturday.  He left the game part-way through the fourth inning because of tightness in his left forearm. Source: Sanspo 5/31/2014
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[5/29/2014] Injury Report: Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten), Daiki Tomei (Orix)

by on May.30, 2014 @ 3:29 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino will probably spend the next week to ten days preparing for his surgery.  He might be able to return to his duties about a month after the procedure.  The start of the second-half of the season (July 21) is a possibility.  His status for the All-Star game is up in the air.  Hoshino is no longer traveling with the team -- he moved to a separate location on Wednesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014, Sports Hochi 5/29/2014
  • Kevin Youkilis (left heel) attended an event for the Red Sox in Boston on the 28th.  A leg/foot specialist in California is currently providing Youkilis with treatment.  "The pain was so bad that I could not do anything for the team," said Youkilis.  "I'll be able to play once the pain goes away."  He also said he could not set a timetable at this point in time. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014 ... The Eagles received an update on Thursday that pointed to a possible return in about two months.  They also had a chance to speak to Youkilis and were able to confirm that he wanted to return to Japan. Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari (ossification of yellow ligament) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Thursday.  He entered the game in the 9th and did not allow a run or a hit over 0.2 innings of work.  He did walk two. Source: Sports Hochi 5/29/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu (right shoulder) could return to the active roster in time for a start against the Yomiuri Giants on June 4 at YafuOku Dome. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014, Sponichi 5/29/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • 2nd round draft pick Daiki Tomei left Thursday's game against Chunichi after he took a ball hit by Yohei Oshima in the 6th inning off his right hand/wrist.  He got treatment off the field and returned to the mound, but was replaced after throwing one practice pitch.  Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2014, Sponichi 5/29/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsunori Inaba resumed outdoor batting practice on Wednesday.  He swung the bat for about ten minutes. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2014

[5/28/2014] Injury Report: Luis Cruz (Lotte), Toshiharu Moriuchi (Nippon Ham)

by on May.29, 2014 @ 4:45 am, under NPB
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Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar disc and ossification of the yellow ligament in his thoracic spine.  He is currently leaning toward surgery. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014, Sponichi 5/28/2014

Seibu Lions

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Luis Cruz was diagnosed with a bruise on his left ulna.  He was taken off the active roster on Wednesday because there was pain and swelling in the area.  He will require about a week for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Sanspo 5/28/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Brian Wolfe will return to the United States for extra tests on his right elbow.  A return date has not been set. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu started a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on Wednesday.  He gave up a run on two hits over four innings of work.  He threw fifty-six pitches and topped out at 142km/h.  This was his first outing since he was taken off the active roster on the 10th with a tired right shoulder.  He might be able to return to the active roster some time next week. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014, Sponichi 5/28/2014
  • Kenji Otonari (ossification of yellow ligament) is slated to start a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on June 1.  He is also scheduled to make an appearance in relief during a Ni-gun game against Hanshin on the 29th.  The game on the 29th will be his first at Ni-gun this season. Source: Daily Sports 5/28/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • The Fighters announced that Toshiharu Moriuchi had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.  He will need about ten months for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/28/2014
  • Atsunori Inaba is hoping to play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on June 7 against Yokohama.  Inaba had surgery on his left knee on April 14. Source: Sanspo 5/28/2014
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[5/24/2014] Injury Report: Orlando Roman (Yakult), Ginji (Rakuten), Seiichi Uchikawa (Softbank)

by on May.25, 2014 @ 12:26 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shinobu Fukuhara (right adductor) pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on Saturday.  He faced six hitters, threw thirty pitches, and gave up four could-be hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

Yakult Swallows

  • Orlando Roman was taken off the active roster on Saturday with discomfort in his right elbow.  He is scheduled to have the elbow examined at a hospital within the next few days. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014 ... Roman apparently no longer has pain in the elbow, but will still be checked out at a hospital because he is having difficulty turning things around. Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Ginji was taken off the active roster on Saturday with pain in his lower back.  He first started feeling discomfort in his lower back around the 17th.  He missed the last couple of games after the discomfort turned into pain three days ago. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014

Seibu Lions

  • 3rd round draft pick Takuya Toyoda was removed from Saturday's game against Yakult after he took a batted ball off his right hand.  With runners on first and second and no out in the 8th, Yakult's Wataru Hiyane hit a ball that struck Toyoda in the right hand.  It does not appear to be serious (bruise) at this point, but could still keep him out of a few games. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Seiichi Uchikawa was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday because of pain near his right buttock.  He did not participate in pre-game practices on the field. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014 ... Uchikawa will not be with the team for their series against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.  He will stay back in Fukuoka and get checked out at a hospital on the 26th.  Assuming everything is okay, he will rejoin the team for the Yokohama series that begins on the 28th. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2014
  • Tadashi Settsu (right shoulder) tossed eighty pitches in the bullpen on Thursday.  He will most likely toss another session on the 26th.  He told reporters he still felt some tightness from the session, but was otherwise fine.  He could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game during an upcoming Hanshin series that begins on the 27th.  If there are no setbacks, he could return to the active roster in June. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2014
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[5/21/2014] Injury Report: Fumikazu Kimura (Seibu), Tadashi Settsu (Softbank)

by on May.22, 2014 @ 12:00 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Shinobu Fukuhara (right adductor) tossed twenty-seven pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday.  Fourteen were to a squatting catcher.  It was his first session since his injury. Source: Sanspo 5/21/2014, Daily Sports 5/21/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka continued his rehab at Naruohama on Tuesday.  He told reporters he was at about thirty percent. Source: Sanspo 5/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Junpei Shinoda took a batted ball off his right foot in the 2nd inning of Tuesday's game against the Softbank Hawks.  He temporarily left the field and returned after receiving some treatment.  He managed to pitch through to the end of the 4th inning. Source: Daily Sports 5/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Toshiki Kurobane (right thumb) is expected to return to the active roster on the 25th. Source: Sanspo 5/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Fumikazu Kimura hurt his left knee when he tried to catch a ball hit by Shuichi Murata in the 9th inning of Wednesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  Murata skied a ball that was going to drop somewhere in between right fielder Kimura and second baseman Hideto Asamura.  The two ran hard toward the ball.  They managed to avoid a full-on collision, but in the process, Kimura lunged forward awkwardly and hurt his left knee, and the ball Asamura once had in his glove, spilled out onto the field after it was jarred loose.  Kimura could not stand up after the play and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu (right shoulder) was slated to toss a thirty pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.  He ended up throwing forty-eight.  He could pitch a couple of innings at Ni-gun before returning to the active roster. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/21/2014
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[5/10/2014] Injury Report: Tadashi Settsu (Softbank), Toshiharu Moriuchi (Nippon Ham)

by on May.11, 2014 @ 3:04 am, under NPB
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Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tomoya Satozaki will have surgery to clean out his left knee on the 12th.  He might require about a month for a full recovery. Source: Sports Hochi 5/10/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu was taken off the active roster on Saturday as a precaution with discomfort in his right shoulder.  He will be examined on Monday. Source: Sports Hochi 5/10/2014
  • Kodai Senga took a batted ball off his upper right arm in the 9th inning of Friday's game against the Seibu Lions.  He stayed in the game and should be okay moving forward. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Toshiharu Moriuchi's outing on Saturday against the Orix Buffaloes was cut short due to discomfort in his right elbow.  He was taken to a hospital in Kobe and diagnosed with an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament.  The Fighters are planning to re-evaluate him after monitoring him for a few days. Source: Sponichi 5/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014
  • Atsunori Inaba (left knee) swung the bat about forty times during soft-toss batting practice on Friday.  He is still probably about three weeks away from playing in his first Ni-gun rehab game. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/10/2014
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