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Nippon Ham Fighters: Takumi Oshima diagnosed with fracture in hamate bone

by on Mar.23, 2013 @ 9:14 pm, under NPB
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Takumi Oshima hurt his right wrist while swinging the bat during a Ni-gun practice game against the BC League Gunma Diamond Pegasus at Kamagaya today.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and was diagnosed with a fracture in his right hamate bone.  He will have surgery on the 27th and will need about three weeks before he can start swinging the bat again.

Source: Sports Hochi 3/23/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 22, 2013

by on Feb.22, 2013 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • 3rd round draft pick Yohei Kagiya: bullpen, forty-nine pitches
  • Masaru Takeda: bullpen, forty-seven pitches

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013, Sanspo 2/22/2013

Thursday

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: bullpen, twenty-six pitches

Source: Sanspo 2/22/2013

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The Fighters closed out Ni-gun camp in Kunigami today.

Takumi Oshima was in charge of the ceremonial closing clap.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2013

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Masaru Takeda is scheduled to start Saturday's exhibition game against Hanshin.

Source: Sanspo 2/22/2013

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Part of the reason why 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani reported to Ichi-gun camp was because Hideki Kuriyama wanted to let the youngster work out in the warmer weather.

"[Otani] was not really promoted.  I just thought it might be better for him to work out in the warm weather," said Kuriyama.  "We will see how he does.  If he is good, then we might let him play and see if we can spot things he needs to work on."

Otani's schedule, after spring camp ends: high school graduation on March 2; NPB rookie seminar on March 4; team rally on March 5; rookie intro ceremony before exhibition game against Yomiuri on March 6.

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013

Otani suffered a little cut on his right ring finger while tossing batting practice on Thursday (the fingernail on his right thumb caused the cut).  Something similar also apparently happened to Yu Darvish.

Source: Sponichi 2/22/2013, Nikkan Sports 2/22/2013

Kuriyama told the reporters on Thursday he wanted them to take a step back and give Otani some breathing room.

"Otani will be coming up to Ichi-gun tomorrow.  He has been doing two things so his fatigue building up.  Forceful interviews will not allowed.  We will set something up so you can speak to him.  Please do not put place any strain on him.  If you can not follow the rules, I will ban interviews.  That might seem extreme, but please understand," said Kuriyama.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2013Nikkan Sports 2/22/2013

Otani was assigned the hotel room Sho Nakata used before he left for the WBC.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/22/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 5, 2013

by on Feb.05, 2013 @ 11:35 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: fifty-two swings, one over the fence

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013

Sunday

  • Takumi Oshima: eight over the fence

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013

Today

  • Hirotoshi Masui: bullpen, nineteen (twenty-two depending on the source) pitches, standing catcher, all fastballs

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013, Sports Hochi 2/5/2013

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Hirotoshi Masui threw off a mound for the first time since the Nippon Series last year.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013

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Satoshi Nakajima was diagnosed with influenza A today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani is competing with Takumi Oshima to see who can hit more batting practice home runs during spring camp.  It was originally supposed to be a first day of camp competition, but Otani asked to extend it over the course of spring camp.

As of Monday, Oshima had an 11-8 lead over Otani.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/5/2013, Sponichi 2/5/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters News and Notes: February 4, 2013

by on Feb.04, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Sunday

  • 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani: sixty-seven swings (or sixty-three depending on source), twenty-five could-be hits, one over the fence
  • 2nd round draft pick Tatsuya Morimoto: faced Naoyuki Uesawa, twelve swings, recorded three could-be hits

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013, Sports Hochi 2/4/2013, Daily Sports 2/4/2013Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

Sunday

  • Mitsuo Yoshikawa: bullpen, twenty-one pitches to a standing catcher, eleven pitches to a catcher squatting a little out in front of home plate
  • Masaru Takeda: bullpen, fifty-three pitches, squatting catcher, including curves

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

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Ichi-gun and Ni-gun camps had the day off today.

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Takumi Oshima spent about two hours taking some batting practice on his day-off today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Yuki Saito practiced on his day-off today.  His workouts included running and playing catch.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

When Saito threw his 102 pitches in the bullpen on Sunday, he threw them into a net about five meters away from the mound.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

Saito is hoping to make it back to Ichi-gun by the summer, at the latest.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013, Sponichi 2/4/2013

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Atsunori Inaba worked with Sho Nakata after general workouts on Sunday -- he tossed pitches to him during extra batting practice and did practice swings with him in the outfield.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2013

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Hideki Kuriyama is thinking about recording a message to a tape and giving it, along with a box of chocolates, to the opening day starter on Valentine's Day.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

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There was some confusion as to how many pitches 1st round draft pick Shohei Otani threw on Sunday.  Otani thought he threw thirty-five.  The media counted forty-two or forty-eight, and Ni-gun pitching coach Takeharu Kato thought it was thirty-six.

He mixed in eight curves and four sliders.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013, Sports Hochi 2/4/2013, Sponichi 2/4/2013

Otani is scheduled to toss his next bullpen on the 6th.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013

Otani tried to practice a little on his day off today, but was not allowed to (this applied to all members of the 2012 draft class).

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

A group of people made a snow sculpture of Otani and Kuriyama for the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Ni-gun camp drew about 500 fans on Sunday; Ichi-gun around 350.

Source: Sanspo 2/4/2013