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[4/4/2014] Injury Report: Kazuki Yoshimi (Chunichi), Atsushi Kita (Nippon Ham)

by on Apr.05, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuki Yoshimi tossed batting practice on Thursday for the first time since his surgery in June 2013.  It was the first time he faced hitters since May 7, 2013.  He threw fifty-five pitches.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Motohiro Shima was left out of the starting line-up on Friday because the Eagles wanted to give him the night off after he took a foul-tip off his right foot on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 4/4/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Naoya Masuda (right elbow) could make it back to the active roster in time for the Nippon Ham series over the weekend or for the Orix series that begins on the 8th.  Source: Sponichi 4/4/204

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Atsushi Kita hurt his right shoulder while diving after a ball in foul territory in the 7th inning of Thursday's game against Softbank at YafuOku Dome.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo on Friday and diagnosed with shoulder inflammation.  He was taken off the active roster on the same day and will begin his rehab at Kamagaya on Sunday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/4/2014

[4/2/2014] Injury Update: Hirokazu Ibata, Yoshiyuki Kamei (YOM), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (HAN)

by on Apr.02, 2014 @ 11:31 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Hirokazu Ibata suffered a bruised chest when he was thrown out at home plate in the 1st inning (he crashed into catcher Toshiki Kurobane at home plate).  He remained in the game but was replaced on defense in the bottom of the 3rd.  He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  Source: Daily Sports 4/2/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/2/2014 ... UPDATE @ 11:59pm - No problems were found with his bones.  He told reporters he was fine after returning to the stadium.  Source: Sponichi 4/2/2014
  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (right index finger) practiced at Giants Stadium on Wednesday.  His workouts have been limited since his surgery on March 5.  He added outdoor sessions on Tuesday.  His hand is still wrapped, but he has started rehabbing the fingers on his right hand and has started swinging the bat with his left hand.  There is still no timetable on when he will be able to play in a game.  Source: Sanspo 4/2/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (broken nose, minor left shoulder dislocation, bruised chest, fractures in both first ribs) was taken off the active roster on Tuesday.  He might not be ready to return until some around the start of Inter-league play on May 20.  Source: Sponichi 4/2/2014

[3/30/2014] Hanshin Tigers: Nishioka taken off field in stretcher after crashing into Fukudome

by on Mar.30, 2014 @ 4:05 pm, under NPB
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Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Kosuke Fukudome were involved in a collision play during today's game against the Yomiuri Giants.  The two players were chasing after a fly ball hit by Kan Otake in the 2nd inning and ran full-speed into each other.  Nishioka landed on the back of his head and had to be taken off the field -- he was placed on a stretcher and raised his left arm as he was loaded into an ambulance on the field.  Fukudome remained in the game until he was removed on defense in the bottom of the 4th.

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Source: Nikkan Sports 3/30/2014, Daily Sports 3/30/2014

[UPDATE @ 11:35pm]

Nishioka was diagnosed broken nose, bruised chest, and a minor left shoulder dislocation.  He will remain in the hospital overnight.

Fukudome was taken to the hospital after he was taken out of the game.  He was diagnosed with a bruised chest.

Source: Sanspo 3/30/2014

[UPDATE 3/31 @ 9:45pm]

Nishioka was re-examined today.  Tests to his brain did not reveal any problems.  No additional injuries were found.  He will remain in the hospital for rest.

Source: Daily Sports 3/31/2014

[UPDATE 4/1 @ 3:51pm]

Nishioka was once again examined at a hospital in Tokyo today.  Additional tests did not reveal any problems to his brain.  However, another injury was discovered: fractures in both his first ribs.  Nishioka moved to a hospital in Osaka after his tests.

Source: Daily Sports 4/1/2014

[UPDATE 4/1 @ 6:48pm]

Nishioka could end up missing a month or two.

Source: ZakZak 4/1/2014

[3/22/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Mar.23, 2014 @ 2:24 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (back, neck) participated in pre-game practices on Saturday.  Assuming no problems, he could play in Sunday's exhibition game against Orix at Kyocera Dome.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/22/2014
  • In addition to his back, Takashi Toritani might also have some tightness in his right side.  Source: Sanspo 3/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (left flank, back) missed his second straight game on Saturday.  Haruki Ihara told reporters it was up to Nakamura to decide when he is okay to play.  Nakamura appeared to swing the bat a little harder during batting practice on Saturday than on Friday.  Source: Sanspo 3/22/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Ikuhiro Kiyota was replaced by a pinch-runner in the 2nd inning of Saturday's game against Yakult with pain in his left ankle.  He is not expected to miss Sunday's game.  Source: Sponichi 3/22/2014

[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

[3/20/2014] CL Injury Report: Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin), Takuya Asao (Chunichi)

by on Mar.21, 2014 @ 12:10 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata (cut on left index finger) resumed batting practice on Thursday.  Source: Sponichi 3/20/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Yutaka Wada told reporters on Thursday that Tsuyoshi Nishioka (back tightness) will rejoin the team on Friday.  Nishioka was able to swing the bat, but whether or not he plays will be decided once coaches have had a chance to see him practice.  Source: Sponichi 3/20/214

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao will not have surgery on his right elbow.  Asao was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament injury in his right elbow earlier this month on the 6th.  He was re-examined on Wednesday and decided not to pursue surgery as an option.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/20/2014

[3/19/2014] Injury Report: Shinnosuke Abe (Yomiuri), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Mar.20, 2014 @ 1:03 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shinnosuke Abe started having problems with his neck on the 13th.  A Lotte game scheduled on that day was canceled because of rain.  He worked out separately from the rest of the team.  He managed to play in a Softbank game on the 15th with his neck taped, but the pain got worse.  He was allowed to leave early on Tuesday (he did not play in the Seibu game) and was examined at a hospital.  There are some concerns he might not be ready in time for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014
  • Abe and Shuichi Murata (cut on left index finger) worked out at Tokyo Dome on Wednesday.  Both are hoping to be ready for opening day.  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka did not play in Tuesday's practice game against Yakult and instead returned to Osaka to get treatment for his back tightness. Source: Daily Sports 3/19/2014 ... Yutaka Wada told reporters on Wednesday that Nishioka's results from the hospital came back negative for any problems.  He could rejoin the team on Friday depending on how he feels after workouts on Thursday.  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Yuta Iwasada resumed playing catch on Tuesday.  An MRI on the 17th revealed an old ligament injury, but no tear.  Source: Sanspo 3/19/2014
  • Hayata Ito still has some swelling in his right hand -- he took an HBP off of it during a Kyoiku League game against Chunichi on the 16th.  He was in the line-up for a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Tuesday, but only to play the outfield.  Source: Sanspo 3/19/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Takayuki Kajitani did not play in Wednesday's game because of pain in his neck and in the back of his left thigh.  He is also expected to miss Friday's game against Hanshin as a precaution.  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura left Wednesday's game against Hiroshima with discomfort in his left side.  He was the starting designated hitter and batted fifth.  He struck out in his one trip to the plate.  Nakamura did not take batting practice before the game and struck out without swinging the bat.  The Lions feel he should be okay to play in Friday's game against Lotte (start at first base, two trips to the plate).  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/19/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Tsutomu Ito provided reporters with updates on Toshiaki Imae and Takashi Ogino on Wednesday.  Ito does not expect things to drag out with either player, but cautioned there was still a chance they might not be ready for opening day (worst case scenario).  He also said he did not want them to rush their recoveries because a setback would mean they would miss even more time.  Source: Sponichi 3/19/2014

[3/18/2014] Injury Report: Shuichi Murata (Yomiuri), Takuya Asao (Chunichi), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Hanshin)

by on Mar.18, 2014 @ 11:52 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Shuichi Murata was replaced on defense after he suffered a cut on his left index finger while trying to tag a runner out at third in the 1st inning of Tuesday's game against Seibu.  Source: Sanspo 3/18/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka did not play in Tuesday's practice game against the Yakult Swallows because of tightness in his back.  Yutaka Wada told reporters Nishioka was having a hard time turning his neck and would be re-evaluated on Wednesday.  Source: Daily Sports 3/18/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Takuya Asao (right elbow) is hoping to start a throwing program some time in May so that he can make it to the active roster in June.  The organization should have a better idea of his timetable after his re-evaluation on Wednesday.  Asao told reporters on Monday that he no longer felt any pain in his elbow, but was not sure if it was because he was not throwing.  He also said he did not think he would require surgery.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/18/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Shohei Tateyama (right elbow) will not join the Ichi-gun roster until he can either pitch five innings or throw around 100 pitches.  Source: Sanspo 3/18/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Juan Miranda (abdominal tightness) resumed batting practice on Sunday (March 16).  He joined the Ichi-gun team on Tuesday and could see some playing time when the team heads to Tokyo for three exhibition games (Friday against Yakult, weekend against Yomiuri).  He is at seventy-five to eighty-five percent.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/18/2014

[1/22/2014] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Jan.23, 2014 @ 1:40 am, under NPB
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5th round draft pick Shoya Yamamoto tossed his second bullpen on Wednesday.  Ikusei Fumihito Haraguchi caught the session.  He stood for the first four pitches and squatted for the rest.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/22/2014

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Mauro Gomez is currently scheduled to arrive in Japan on February 6.  The Tigers will hold a press conference for him in Okinawa before he joins the team for spring camp on the 7th.

Source: Daily Sports 1/22/2014

The Tigers will probably hold off on making any decisions (good or bad) on Gomez until he has played about thirty games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/22/2014

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Ryoma Matsuda threw thirty-six pitches, including his fork, in the bullpen on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 1/22/2014

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Daiki Enokida studied footage of his delivery at Baseball One in Nagoya on Tuesday.  Baseball One is a facility that provides players with a number of services, including mechanical analysis of various motions using special equipment.

Source: Sanspo 1/22/2014

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Yamato will be using a new set of cleats this season.  It will have nine spikes (up from seven) and weigh 290 grams.

Source: Sponichi 1/23/2014

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants to do more running on the base paths this season.  He did not get the chance to run very often last year because coaches were concerned about his left knee.  It forced some of the hitters behind him to sacrifice their at bats.  He feels it will be important for him to regain trust and confidence among the coaches early on by showing that he can run at full speed (for stealing and for hit-and-run plays).

Source: Sanspo 1/22/2014Daily Sports 1/22/2014Sponichi 1/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/22/2014

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The Tigers might try to use Shintaro Fujinami to help them develop some of their younger catching talent, according to a report by Tokyo Sports.

Source: Tokyo Sports 1/22/2014

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Seung Hwan Oh signed an advisory contract with Descente Korea.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/22/2014

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Development coach Masayuki Kakefu could provide Ichi-gun hitters with advice during the exhibition game season, if requested by Yutaka Wada.

Kakefu has been given the green light to continue his work as a baseball analyst and commentator.

Source: Sanspo 1/22/2014Sponichi 1/22/2014

[11/30/2013] Hanshin Tigers News and Notes

by on Dec.01, 2013 @ 5:44 am, under NPB
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Pitching coach Kiyooki Nakanishi wants Seung Hwan Oh to keep his loss total to two or three during the season.

The Tigers hired a former Samsung staff member (a man in his twenties that worked as a Japanese interpreter) to be Oh's assistant and interpreter.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/30/2013

Yutaka Wada, head coach Masahiro Kuroda, and pitching coaches Takashi Yamaguchi and Nakanishi are all scheduled to have dinner with Oh when he comes to Japan in December.

Source: Sponichi 11/30/2013

The Tigers have already given Oh a DVD of top hitters from each of the five teams in the CL.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2013

Wada is planning to learn some Korean over the winter.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/30/2013

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According to Tokyo Sports, the Tigers are having a hard time deciding whether they should move Tsuyoshi Nishioka to third, or leave him at second.  Some feel the conversion will be good because it will take the strain off his legs, some feel the conversion will be bad because it will end up putting more strain on his body as a whole, and still others feel the conversion will be bad because he does not want to be moved.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/30/2013

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The Tigers are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants on March 10 at Ise Kuratayama Park Stadium.

Source: Daily Sports 11/30/2013

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The coaches are planning to increase the amount of running players do during spring camp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/30/2013

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Issei Morita and Hayata Ito visited development coordinator Masayuki Kakefu's house on Satursday and spent about ninety minutes getting advice on their swings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/30/2013

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The Tigers' old timers association presented Shintaro Fujinami with their Fighting Spirit Award.

Source: Daily Sports 11/30/2013

Fujinami tends to throw across his body.  The coaches worked on making changes to his lower body (placement on the rubber, landing area for his left leg) during fall camp.  They will now move on to his right arm.

Source: Sponichi 11/30/2013

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Mauro Gomez will likely be assigned the number five.  Only one foreign player, Tom Evans, has ever worn the number.

Source: Sanspo 11/30/2013

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The Tigers are thinking about bringing cheerleaders back for the first time since 1978.  Not necessarily on a full-time basis, but during inter-league play and various milestone games.

Source: Sanspo 11/30/2013