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[8/9/2015] Seibu Lions: Takeya Nakamura moves past Sadaharu Oh with sixteen grand slams

by on Aug.10, 2015 @ 9:41 am, under NPB
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Takeya Nakamura blasted the sixteenth grand slam of his career during a game against the Orix Buffaloes at Koycera Dome on August 9 and moved into sole possession of first on the all-time list.

Name JPN Name ENG GS
中村剛也 Nakamura, Takeya 16
王 貞治 Oh, Sadaharu 15
藤井康雄 Fujii, Yasuo 14
中村紀洋 Nakamura, Norihiro 14
駒田徳広 Komada, Norihiro 13
江藤 智 Eto, Akira 13
小久保裕紀 Kokubo, Hiroki 13
江藤慎一 Eto, Shinichi 12
野村克也 Nomura, Katsuya 12
井口資仁 Iguchi, Tadahito 12

 

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[7/24/2015] Big night for Seibu’s Takeya Nakamura

by on Jul.24, 2015 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB
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Takeya Nakamura started the day with 999 hits and 299 home runs. He blasted a solo home run off Nippon Ham's Shohei Otani in the 4th inning and became the forty-first player in NPB history to hit 300 home runs and the 281st player in NPB history to record 1,000 hits. He reached the 300 home run milestone in his 1,158th career game, good for eighth fastest in NPB history, ahead of Hideki Matsui (1,200th game).

Nakamura was not yet done.

In the following inning, with the bases loaded and one out, Nakamura took Otani deep for the second time tonight and tied Sadaharu Oh for first on the all-time list with the fifteenth grand slam of his career.

Player GS
Oh, Sadaharu 15
Nakamura, Takeya 15
Fujii, Yasuo 14
Nakamura, Norihiro 14
Komada, Norihiro 13
Eto, Akira 13
Kokubo, Hiroki 13
Eto, Shinichi 12
Nomura, Katsuya 12
Iguchi Tadahito 12

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2015, Daily Sports 7/24/2015

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[12/9/2014] Rumors: Yoshihisa Hirano, Yuhei

by on Dec.10, 2014 @ 2:06 am, under NPB
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Hanshin's Shintaro Fujinami (20) appeared on a variety TV show on Monday and admitted that he would want a chance to play in the Majors if he ever reached that level of play. Source: Sanspo 12/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/9/2014, Daily Sports 12/9/2014

Orix's Yoshihisa Hirano (30) agreed to a three-year deal worth 900 million yen. Source: Nikkan Sports 12/9/2014

Takeya Nakamura (31) met Seibu Lion officials for salary negotiations on Monday and agreed to a thirty million yen raise (from 350 to 380 million yen). Nakamura is now the highest paid Japanese player in franchise history. He started the day tied with Kazuo Matsui at 350 million yen. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2014, Daily Sports 12/9/2014

Yuhei (30) was not satisifed with the salary offer he received from the Yakult Swallows on Tuesday and decided to hold off on signing an agreement for the 2015 season. His meeting with team officials lasted about an hour and forty-five minutes. Source: Sponichi 12/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 12/9/2014

[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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[9/12/2014] Injury Report: Ryota Imanari (Hanshin), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu)

by on Sep.13, 2014 @ 1:55 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryota Imanari left the game after fouling off a pitch during his at bat in the 4th inning of Friday's game against the Hiroshima Carp. With one out in the 4th, he grabbed at his left side after he swung and fouled off the first pitch he saw. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi was hit by a pitch near the chest/left side during the 5th inning of Friday's game against the Hanshin Tigers. He remained in the game but was later replaced on defense in the 7th as a precaution. Kikuchi told reporters he felt no pain and was okay. He most likely has a bruise. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura is planning to get his right elbow cleaned out during the off-season. He will most likely require two to three months for a full recovery. The hope is to begin spring camp next year fully healthy. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2014
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[7/8/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank)

by on Jul.09, 2014 @ 2:29 am, under NPB
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Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura did not play in Tuesday's game against Lotte out of concern for pain in his right elbow. Source: Sponichi 7/8/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Nobuhiro Matsuda (right index finger) began his rehab at the Ni-gun Saitozaki facilities on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 7/8/2014
  • Kenji Otonari pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Chunichi at YafuOku Dome on Tuesday.  He entered the game in the 6th and gave up a run on a hit (a solo home run to Alexis Gomez) over three innings of work.  It was his first game at YafuOku since May 31, 2013. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/8/2014, Sports Hochi 7/8/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu (lower back) apparently dropped about five kilograms while training and rehabbing in Florida. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/8/2014
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[6/30/2014] Injury Report: Atsushi Nomi (Hanshin), Yuichi Hisamoto (Hiroshima)

by on Jun.30, 2014 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Atsushi Nomi was taken off the active roster on Monday after he felt something in his left side during his start against Chunichi on Sunday. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014 ... Nomi was examined at the hospital on Monday.  The injury does not seem to be serious. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuichi Hisamoto was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on Monday and diagnosed with an injury to his left flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.  He will most likely have to wear a cast for three weeks.  It is uncertain how much time he will need for a full recovery. Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka's (lower back) is scheduled to pitch in a Ni-gun game against Rakuten at July 1.  If he is okay, he could start an Ichi-gun game against Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium on July 6. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Koji Yamasaki complained of pain in his left hand after playing in a game on the 18th against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome.  He was taken off the active roster on the 20th and had surgery to treat the injury on Monday. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014
  • Takeya Nakamura (right elbow) could return to the starting line-up on Tuesday. Source: Sponichi 6/30/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Kenji Otonari pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game against Hanshin on Sunday.  He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks over 7.2 innings of work.  He faced thirty-one hitters and struck out six. Source: Tokyo Sports 6/30/2014
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[6/26/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Shohei Otani (Nippon Ham)

by on Jun.27, 2014 @ 4:10 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka joined the Ichi-gun team for practices at Koshien on Thursday.  He took fielding practice at third and batted from both sides of the plate during batting practice. Source: Sports Hochi 6/26/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino might step down as Pacific League All-Star manager so that he can focus on his recovery.  Hoshino recently had surgery to treat the ossification of thoracic yellow ligament and a herniated lumbar disc.  If the decision becomes official, Lotte's Tsutomu Ito could step in as an alternate. Source: Sanspo 6/26/2014 ... All-Star manager/coaching staff selections will formally be made on the 30th. Source: Sponichi 6/26/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura might not be able to play on the 27th because of right elbow discomfort. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2014

Softbank Hawks

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Shohei Otani took a batted ball off his left wrist during his start against Yokohama on Wednesday.  He told reporters on Thursday the wrist felt fine. Source: Daily Sports 6/26/2014
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[6/22/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Shinnosuke Abe (Yomiuri)

by on Jun.23, 2014 @ 12:29 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Ikusei 3rd round draft pick Ryusei Kitanosono fouled a ball off his right foot during a game against the Futures on Saturday.  He was examined at a hospital and diagnosed with a fracture in his right big toe on Sunday. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2014
  • Shinnosuke Abe was the starting designated hitter on Saturday because he was still not 100 percent (neck problems). Source: Sanspo 6/22/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Doala sprained his right ankle while attempting to land a back-flip during Saturday's game against Lotte.  He was unable to perform on Sunday.  Lotte's Cool tried to fill in for him. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hoshino has resumed walking, but there is still no timetable on his return. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura was left out of the starting line-up again on Sunday because of pain in his right elbow.  Nakamura did not participate in pre-game batting practice, but did take some grounders during fielding practice. Source: Sanspo 6/22/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Dae-Ho Lee was hampered with lower back pains when he went hitless in three straight games between the 12th and 15th.  He was feeling better on the 19th after a rain out on the 17th gave him three consecutive days of rest. Source: Sponichi 6/22/2014
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[6/21/2014] Injury Report: Shota Dobayashi (Hiroshima), Yoshinori Sato (Yakult)

by on Jun.22, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Hiroki Uemoto almost sat out Saturday's game against Rakuten when he took a batted ball off his right thumbnail during pre-game fielding practice.  He had it taped and was able to return to practices.  He ended up making the starting line-up, but coaches did consider pulling him because they were worried about his condition. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014
  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka took ninety-two swings (fifty-three from the right and thirty-nine from the left) during batting practice at Naruohama on Saturday and hit one over the fence.  He also took fielding practice at third. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Shota Dobayashi was taken off the active roster on May 9 with a fracture in his right ring finger.  He resumed soft-toss batting practice with both hands earlier this month on the 11th.  He joined Ni-gun workouts on Friday and participated in fielding practice.  He also saw nine pitches from Katsuhiro Nakagawa during batting practice and recorded two could-be hits, including one that went over the fence.  During a batting practice scrimmage he hit a double to right-center and walked twice in three trips to the plate against Takayuki Oshima and hit a single to left and a single to center in six plate appearances against Yuki Saito.  He could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on the 24th against Chunichi.  Assuming no setbacks, he could make it back to the active roster when the regular season resumes on the 27th. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (back of right thigh) could return to the active roster on the 28th (minimum ten days). Source: Tokyo Sports 6/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Nippon Ham on Saturday.  He tossed a shutout inning and gave up one hit, walked one, and struck out one.  This was his second rehab game.  He topped out at 148km/h. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014
  • Yasuhiro Ogawa (right hand) could return to the active roster some time during a nine-game stretch that begins on July 8.  He is currently scheduled to pitch in his first rehab game at Ni-gun against Yomiuri on the 27th. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014
  • Wladimir Balentien (left Achilles tendon) might not be ready to return to the active roster until some time in July. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Senichi Hohino has been discharged from the hospital. Source: Sanspo 6/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura did not participate in workouts at Seibu Dome on Friday because he was getting treatment for his right elbow.  Nakamura started feeling discomfort in the elbow during a game against Chunichi at Nagoya Dome on Wednesday. Source: Daily Sports 6/21/2014 ... Nakamura did not take pre-game batting practice on Saturday and was left out of the starting line-up.  An examination on Thursday revealed some inflammation. Source: Sports Hochi 6/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 6/21/2014
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