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[9/11/2014] Chiba Lotte Marines: Tomoya Satozaki to retire after the season

by on Sep.11, 2014 @ 10:30 am, under NPB
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According to Nikkan Sports, thirty-eight-year-old Tomoya Satozaki is planning to retire after the season because of left knee problems. The Chiba Lotte Marines have already been notified. A press conference will likely be held on Friday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014

[UPDATE @ 1:14pm]

The Marines posted an announcement on their web site. They also posted the following statement from Satozaki:

I have decided to retire at the end of the season. I won two Nippon Series championships with the Marines and a WBC championship. In looking back at my baseball career, I feel very satisfied. I have no regrets. I was able to have this wonderful career because of the loyal fans, the people involved, and everyone else that gave me support. I am full of gratitude. Thank you for the sixteen years.

Source: official announcement

[5/13/2014] Injury Report: Leslie Anderson (Yomiuri), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on May.14, 2014 @ 1:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Leslie Anderson had to be removed from Tuesday's game against the Yakult Swallows after he hurt the back of his right thigh while running to first on a grounder to third in the 7th inning.  The Giants will wait to see how Anderson if feeling on Wednesday before making any decisions on what to do next. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka worked out at the Naruohama training facilities on Tuesday for the first time since his collision with Kosuke Fukudome.  His workouts included jogging, light dashes, playing catch at a distance between thirty to fifty meters, and indoor batting practice. Source: Sanspo 5/13/2014, Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada was left out of the starting line-up on Tuesday because of tightness in his back.  It was the second game he missed in row.  He was able to resume batting practice. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Shingo Kawabata got a shot to relieve some of the pain in his lower back.  He was left out of the starting line-up again on Tuesday, but did make it into the game as a pinch-hitter. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tomoya Satozaki had surgery on his left knee at a hospital in Funabashi, Chiba on Monday.  He will require about a month for full recovery. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Sho Nakata has not been feeling well.  He did not join the rest of the team for practices on Monday and instead did his own workouts.  He has been the designated hitter the last seven games to reduce the strain on his body.  If his condition does not improve, there is a chance he might not make the starting line-up for home games when the Inter-league season begins. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/13/2014

[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

[3/21/2014] Injury Report: Toshihiro Sugiura (Yakult), Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Sho Aranami (Yokohama)

by on Mar.22, 2014 @ 5:43 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Takashi Toritani (back) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (neck) were not on the field for pregame practices at Kyocera Dome on Friday and did not play in the game against Orix.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/21/2014 ... Yutaka Wada told reporters on Friday that he did not think Toritani's condition was improving.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Sho Aranami (right ring finger fracture) will not make the start of the regular season.  He could begin playing in some games in mid-April.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Toshihiro Sugiura (ligament tear, right elbow) could begin throwing into a net on Saturday.  If he feels no pain, he will continue to throw into a net for a few days before moving on to playing catch.  If everything goes smoothly, he could toss a bullpen session some time in mid-April.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (left side) took light batting practice during pre-game workouts on Friday, but did not play in the Lotte game.  The weather was a little chilly and the coaches agreed to sit him as a precaution.  Source: Sanspo 3/21/2014 ... Nakamura's left side is better, but he started complaining of back tightness on Friday.  Haruki Ihara does not think the slugger will be ready for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tomoya Satozaki did not participate in practices on Thursday because of tightness in his back.  He was at the stadium on Friday, but did not participate in pre-game workouts and did not play in the game against Seibu.  He instead got treatment for his back.  Tsutomu Ito told reporters they were just being careful and that Satozaki's tight back was not that serious.  Source: Sponichi 3/21/2014

[9/27/2013] Injury Updates: Oshima (CHU), K. Maeda (HIR), Kikuchi (SEI), Heuser (RAK), Satozaki, Kakunaka, Uematsu (LOT), Mahara (ORI)

by on Sep.27, 2013 @ 9:45 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

The media learned that Yohei Oshima will have his left elbow cleaned out in October.

Oshima first complained of pain in his elbow in February and then again in June.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013

Hiroshima Carp

Kenta Maeda took a batted ball off his right knee in the 1st inning of Thursday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  He was carried off the field to get treatment and managed to return.  After five innings, he asked to be removed from the game because he felt his balance was out of sync.  He is currently expected to make his next start on October 3 (vs Chunichi at Mazda Stadium).

Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2013, Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Seibu Lions

Yusei Kikuchi started a Ni-gun game against Yakult on Thursday and left after throwing just one inning (16 NP, 5 BF, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 SO, 2 ER) because of discomfort in his left shoulder.

Source: Sponichi 9/27/2013, Sponichi 9/27/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Jim Heuser was pulled from Thursday's game against the Seibu Lions with discomfort in his shoulder.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster today with a left knee injury.  Satozaki hurt the knee during practices on Thursday.  He was examined at a Tokyo hospital and diagnosed with an injury to the lateral collateral ligament in his knee.

Katsuya Kakunaka hurt his back during a game on the 24th and was also taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/27/2013


The Marines announced that Masatomo Uematsu had arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.  There were no complications during the procedure.  He will be hospitalized for about a week.

Source: Sanspo 9/27/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Mahara (inflammation in his right brachial plexus) is scheduled to return to the active roster on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/27/2013

[7/30/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka (Hanshin), Sarfate (Hiroshima), Satozaki (Lotte)

by on Jul.30, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka was taken off the active roster today because the pain in his left knee was not going away as quickly as the club was hoping it would.

Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2013, Daily Sports 7/30/2013

Seibu Lions

Dennis Sarfate will be taken off the active roster on Wednesday with pain in his left adductor muscle.  He suffered the injury while working with weights during pre-game practice today.

Source: Sponichi 7/30/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki was taken off the active roster on the 1st with a fracture in his third rib on the left side.  He stopped feeling pain about four to five days ago and returned to the active roster today.  He made it into tonight's game against Nippon Ham as a pinch-hitter.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2013

[7/21/2013] Injury Updates: T. Maeda (HIR), Fukudome, Yamato (HAN), Nakamura (SEI), Satozaki (LOT)

by on Jul.21, 2013 @ 6:30 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

The Carp initially thought Tomonori Maeda (left wrist) might be able to return to the active roster some time after the All-Star break in July, but it now seems he will not be able to make it back until some time in September.

According to the team trainer, the team learned that Maeda resumed taking soft-toss batting practice using both hands after they were told his left wrist was at about ninety percent during an evaluation at a hospital on the 16th.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) worked out in right during situational fielding practice at Naruohama on Saturday.  He could begin participating in situational batting practice sessions on Monday.  He will be cleared to play in rehab games once he is able to run the bases (including sliding).

Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2013


Yamato took batting practice on Saturday, during workouts at Koshien, for the first time since he suffered a bruise on his right middle finger against Yomiuri on the 16th.  He is hoping to return to the starting line-up on the 24th (vs Yakult).

Source: Sanspo 7/21/2013, Sponichi 7/21/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left knee) collected two hits during Ichi-gun situational batting practice today: single to right off Hirotaka Koishi and a single to left off Yosuke Okamoto.  This was the first time Nakamura took situational batting practice since he had surgery on his left knee.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2013, Sponichi 7/21/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki (third rib, left side) could return to the active roster some time in early August.

Source: Sponichi 7/21/2013

[7/1/2013] Injury Updates: Shogo Yamamoto (Softbank), Tomoya Satozaki (Lotte)

by on Jul.01, 2013 @ 8:22 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

The Hawks announced that Shogo Yamamoto will have surgery to remove a bone spur and a portion of synovial membrane in his left elbow.  He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tomoya Satozaki had his left chest examined at a hospital in Tokyo today and diagnosed with fracture in the left third rib.  He will require about three weeks for a full recovery.

Satozaki suffered the fracture while playing defense during a game against the Softbank Hawks on June 28 -- it was a close play at home plate.  He was removed from the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 7/1/2013, Sports Hochi 7/1/2013