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[8/19/2014] Injury Report: Kyohei Muranaka (Yakult), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.20, 2014 @ 3:26 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) could return to the active roster in time to get a start during a three-game series against Yokohama that begins on the 29th at Yokohama. Source: Sanspo 8/19/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada (right wrist) is scheduled to get his third follow-up examination on the 22nd. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) started throwing off the mound on Monday.  He threw thirty pitches (including breaking pitches) at almost full strength.  He could be ready to play before the end of August. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • There was talk about the possibility of Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (concussion) returning to the active roster on the 24th, but he is still not feeling well and has not been able to resume hitting or fielding practice.  He has been doing other things to stay in shape. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014
  • Yulieski Gourriel (left side) could return on the 26th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kyohei Muranaka left Tuesday's game against the Yomiuri Giants after six full.  Under normal circumstances, he may have pitched longer, but he tweaked his right shoulder during his at bat in the 3rd and took a batted ball off his right calf in the 6th. Source: Sponichi 8/19/2014

[8/18/2014] Injury Report: Tetsuya Matsumoto (Yomiuri), Yuji Kaneko (Seibu)

by on Aug.19, 2014 @ 2:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tetsuya Matsumoto felt pain in his right hand after he fouled off a pitch during his at bat in the 7th inning of Friday's game against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Monday and diagnosed with a hamate hook fracture.  He is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat the injury on the 20th.  There is no timetable on his return. Source: Daily Sports 8/18/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014, Sponichi 8/18/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) did some long distance throwing at Giants Stadium for the first time since he got hurt.  He slowly expanded the gap out until it reached about ninety-five meters.  Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session on the 20th.  He could then move on to batting practice some time during the weekend. Source: Sponichi 8/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Anderson Hernandez did not play on Sunday against Yakult because of the tightness he started feeling in his left thigh during Saturday's game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Kaneko was taken off the active roster on Monday with a bruise on his right index finger. Source: Sanspo 8/18/2014 ... Kaneko suffered the injury when attempting a bunt during a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on the 16th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/18/2014

[8/14/2014] Injury Report: Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama), Keisuke Tanimoto (Nippon Ham)

by on Aug.15, 2014 @ 3:31 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano (right middle finger) played catch on Thursday for the first time in ten days.  The started at a short distance and slowly expanded out to a maximum of about thirty meters.  He threw the ball seventy times.  He also threw about ten breaking pitches. Source: Sponichi 8/14/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yamato (left side) took outdoor batting practice on Wednesday (sixty swings).  He also participated in a batting practice scrimmage and went 3-for-4: single, infield single, home run.  He faced Tomoyuki Kubota, Hirokazu Shiranita, and Hiroya Shimamoto.  He could play in his first rehab game on the 16th. Source: Daily Sports 8/14/2014
  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) pitched in a rehab Ni-gun game on Wednesday.  He entered the game in the 8th and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and a walk over 0.2 innings of work. Source: Sanspo 8/14/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was hospitalized on Wednesday after he sustained a concussion and a cervical concussion during Wednesday's game against the Chunichi Dragons.  Tests on Thursday did not reveal any abnormalities.  He will remain in the hospital for one more day.  If he is okay on Friday, he will be discharged and will return to Yokohama.  He was taken off the active roster on Thursday, but could return on the 24th. Source: Sports Hochi 8/14/2014, ZakZak 8/14/2014, Daily Sports 8/14/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014, Sponichi 8/14/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Keisuke Tanimoto left Thursday's game against Lotte early because of tightness in his right shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2014

[8/5/2014] Injury Report: Yulieski Gourriel (Yokohama), Takayuki Kishi (Seibu)

by on Aug.06, 2014 @ 12:50 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano first started feeling discomfort in his right middle finger when he hit a grounder to second during an at bat in the 5th inning of a game against Yakult at Tokyo Dome on July 16.  He pitched in three games after that: second game of the All-Star series on July 19, July 25 against Chunichi, and August 1 against Hiroshima.  He was examined at a hospital on Monday because the injury was not showing signs of improvement.  He will most likely be shut down for a little while. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2014 ... Sugano started his rehab at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  He will be shut down until the inflammation in his middle finger goes away. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Daily Sports 8/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars were hoping to get Yulieski Gourriel (left side) back some time around the 12th, but he may have re-injured/re-aggravated the injury when he resumed hitting practice on the 2nd.  Yokohama is no longer certain when Gourriel will be ready to return to the active roster. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Daily Sports 8/5/2014, Sponichi 8/5/2014

Yakult Swallows

Seibu Lions

  • Takayuki Kishi was taken off the active roster on Tuesday with pain in his right elbow.  Kishi first complained of tightness in the elbow before his last start on the 3rd against Rakuten at kobo Stadium.  The Lions do not expect their ace to miss more than one start. Source: Sanspo 8/5/2014, Sponichi 8/5/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • The Marines are planning to take Takahiro Matsunaga and Carlos Rosa off the active roster.  Matsunaga complained of discomfort in his left elbow, Rosa discomfort in his right side. Source: Sponichi 8/5/2014

[8/4/2014] Injury Report: Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri), Hector Luna (Chunichi)

by on Aug.05, 2014 @ 12:14 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Tomoyuki Sugano was taken off the active roster on Monday after he was diagnosed with inflammation in a tendon in his right middle finger.  He first started feeling discomfort in the finger during a game against Yakult on July 16. Source: Daily Sports 8/4/2014, Sponichi 8/4/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Ryoma Matsuda (right elbow) is scheduled to pitch in another Ni-gun rehab game on the 6th against Softbank. Source: Sponichi 8/4/2014
  • Yamato (left side) resumed hitting workouts on Sunday.  After playing some catch, he moved indoors and practiced his swing and worked on his bunts. Source: Sanspo 8/4/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hector Luna (right elbow) joined Ichi-gun workouts on Monday for the first time in about three weeks.  Luna is expected to return to the active roster on Tuesday. Source: Sports Hochi 8/4/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Yuichi Honda (left ring finger) will begin his rehab at the Saitozaki facilities on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/4/2014

[2/9/2014] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Feb.10, 2014 @ 4:34 am, under NPB
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Name Date Swings Notes
Leslie Anderson 2/8 14 Faced Tetsuya Yamaguchi; collected three could-be hits.  Sponichi 2/9/2014
Name Type Date NP Notes
Tetsuya Utsumi BP 2/9 44 Faced Kenji Yano and Masaki Sakaguchi.  Sanspo 2/9/2014
Nobutaka Imamura BP 2/8 45 Faced Yoshiyuki Kamei (22 pitches, 4 could-be hits) and Hayato Sakamoto (23 pitches, 2 could-be hits).  Daily Sports 2/9/2014
Toshiya Sugiuchi Bullpen 2/8 82 Sanspo 2/9/2014

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Hideki Matsui took batting practice in public on Sunday.  Shinnosuke Abe threw twenty-nine pitches; 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi was the catcher.  Matsui took twenty-two swings and hit five over the fence (5th pitch/4th swing, 10th pitch/8th swing, 14th pitch/12th swing, 18th pitch/15th swing, 29th pitch/22nd swing).

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014, Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014

Matsui threw 827 batting practice pitches over the first seven days of camp (excluding a day off).

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014

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Tomoyuki Sugano canceled a bullpen session on the 8th because of tightness in his back.  It does not appear to be serious.

Sugano played catch on Sunday and told reporters he was fine.  He is hoping to either toss batting practice or pitch in an intra-squad game on the 13th.

Source: Sanspo 2/9/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014

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Nobutaka Imamura will be sent down to Ni-gun camp because of tightness in his left shoulder.  Ryota Katsuki will be called up to take Imamura's place.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/9/2014

2013 Tokyo Dome MVP Award goes to Kentaro Nishimura

by on Oct.23, 2013 @ 7:07 pm, under NPB
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Tokyo Dome announced today that Kentaro Nishimura was the recipient of their 2013 Tokyo Dome MVP.  The Special Tokyo Dome MVP Award went to rookie Tomoyuki Sugano.

The Giants played sixty-four games at Tokyo Dome this year.  Nishimura appeared in thirty-three Tokyo Dome games and went 4-1 with seventeen saves and a 0.52 ERA over 34.2 innings of work.  Sugano pitched in twelve games and went 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA over 82.2 innings.

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[10/18/2013] Yomiuri Giants sweep Hiroshima Carp, will advance to Nippon Series

by on Oct.19, 2013 @ 12:29 am, under NPB
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The Yomiuri Giants swept the Hiroshima Carp three games to none and will advance to the Nippon Series for the second year in a row.  Hiroshima took the early lead in two of the three games, but failed to hold on to any of them in losing three straight to the Giants.

Tatsunori Hara was tossed into the air ten times before the entire team took their walk around the field.  Tomoyuki Sugano was selected Climax Series MVP.

The media learned that Hara was formally offered an extension by team owner Kojiro Shiraishi after the game and accepted.  Terms will be decided at a later date

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2013

[9/23/2013] Yomiuri Giants News and Notes

by on Sep.23, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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The Giants would like to sign Scott Mathieson and Jose Lopez to extensions for the 2014 season.  The team will make decisions on John Bowker and Dennis Houlton after the post-season.  Things may not be looking good for Manny Acosta.

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2013

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Tatsunori Hara will most likely return next season as manager.  He is currently in the final year of a two-year deal.

Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2013

Nikkan Sports reports that the Giants are preparing to offer Hara a two-year extension.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2013

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Of the sixty-nine players on the seventy-man roster, only four have not been called up to Ichi-gun this season (through Sunday): Tomoya IchikawaKo TakahashiHarutomo Tsuji, and Fuminori Yokogawa.

Source: Sanspo 9/23/2013

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Thirty-nine-year-old Michihiro Ogasawara and forty-year-old Yoshitomo Tani would like to continue playing next year.  The two have not spent much time at Ichi-gun this season and may no longer be a part of the team's future plans.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/23/2013

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Mathieson extended his scoreless appearances streak to twenty-three games on Sunday and tied the CL record Tony Barnette set in 2011 for foreign pitchers.

Kentaro Nishimura is the fifth player in NPB history to save forty or more games in a season.  The other four: Hitoki Iwase (2005-2007, 2009-2010), Kyuji Fujikawa (2007, 2011), Kazuhiro Sasaki (1998), Marc Kroon (2008).

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2013

Nishimura picked up another save today and tied Kroon for most saves by a Yomiuri pitcher in one season.

Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2013

Mathieson' scoreless appearances streak ended today.

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At nineteen years and six months, Nobutaka Imamura is the third youngest left-handed pitcher in franchise history to record a victory.  The other two: Tetsuhara Kawakami (eighteen years and one month in 1938) and Hiroshi Nakao (nineteen years and three months in 1939).

Source: Daily Sports 9/23/2013

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Tomoyuki Sugano is the seventh rookie in franchise history to win thirteen or more games.  The other six: Eiji Sawamura (fourteen in 1936), Motoshi Fujita (seventeen in 1957), Ritsuo Horimoto (twenty-nine in 1960), Kunio Jonouchi (twenty-four in 1962), Tsuneo Horiuchi (sixteen in 1966), and Koji Uehara (twenty in 1999).

Source: Sanspo 9/23/2013

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Last season, Shinnosuke Abe blew up a photo of him committing an error that led to a loss and stuck it on a clubhouse wall to punish himself.  The section has since grown with photos of other players in similar situations.

Source: Sponichi 9/23/2013

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: March 25, 2013

by on Mar.25, 2013 @ 11:55 pm, under NPB
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Hayato Sakamoto ended workouts early today after he started feeling tightness in his lower back during warm-ups.  It does not appear to be serious.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013

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The opening day starting rotation will likely be: Ryosuke Miyaguni, 1st round draft pick Tomoyuki SuganoTetsuya UtsumiHirokazu SawamuraToshiya Sugiuchi, and Dennis Houlton.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013

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Hisayoshi Chono showed up for early batting practice on Sunday and also worked with Tatsunori Hara on his swing.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013

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Taishi Ota and Itaru Hashimoto will likely make the opening day Ichi-gun roster.  Shigeyuki FurukiYoshitomo Tani, and Satoshi Fukuda will likely begin the year at Ni-gun.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013Sponichi 3/25/2013

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Former chief trainer Hirohisa Hagiwara died of lung cancer at 8:56am on Saturday.  He was sixty-eight.  Hagiwara was a part of the organization between 1978 and 2005.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2013