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[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

[9/6/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka, Shibata, Fukudome, Standridge (HAN), Nakamura (SEI)

by on Sep.06, 2013 @ 4:17 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (cut on left hand) could return to the starting line-up tonight.  He sat out the first two games of the Yokohama series and was prepared to make an appearance as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game, but the opportunity never presented itself.

Source: Sanspo 9/6/2013

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Kohei Shibata (left ankle) played in a Ni-gun game against Softbank on Thursday.  He started in center and batted lead-off.  He went 1-for-3 with two walks, a strikeout, and one RBI.  He also stole a base in the 4th and 8th innings.  This was his first full rehab game.

Source: Daily Sports 9/6/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (left calf) resumed outdoor practices on Thursday.  Workouts included light running, batting practice, and fielding practice in left.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2013

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Jason Standridge (lower back tightness) started playing catch on Thursday.  After some running, he played catch at a distance of about thirty meters.  There were no problems during or after the session of catch.

Source: Sponichi 9/6/2013

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left knee, left shoulder) was added to the active roster today.  The coaches discussed the move on Thursday and decided to call him up today, provided he was on board with the decision.

Nakamura played in three Ni-gun rehab games and went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three walks.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2013, Sponichi 9/6/2013

[9/4/2013] Injury Updates: Tsuruoka, Blanco (YOK), Nishioka (HAN), Senga (SOF)

by on Sep.04, 2013 @ 11:44 pm, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Kazunari Tsuruoka was removed from tonight's game against the Hanshin Tigers as a precaution after he took a foul ball off his chest while playing defense in the 8th inning.  He did not go to the hospital and is considered day-to-day.

Source: Sponichi 9/4/2013

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Tony Blanco was left out of tonight's starting line-up against Hanshin because of back pain.

Source: Daily Sports 9/4/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka did not play in his second straight game because he is nursing a cut on his left hand.  He took batting practice and fielding practice at third base during pre-game practices today.  He did not play in tonight's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars because the team did not want to risk the cut reopening.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2013

Softbank Hawks

Kodai Senga left tonight's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters after throwing just seven pitches because of pain in his left side -- he felt some discomfort after he got Shota Ono to fly out to left.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2013

[9/3/2013] Injury Updates: Atsushi Fujii (CHU), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (HAN), Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT)

by on Sep.03, 2013 @ 8:09 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Atsushi Fujii was examined at a hospital in Nagoya on Monday and diagnosed with a strain in his right biceps femoris muscle.  He will require about four weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/3/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/3/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka was left out of the starting line-up today because of the cut he suffered on his left hand during Sunday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  The cut was apparently deeper than originally thought and would normally require a few days off.

"It will take time if I get it stitched.  But the cut will just open up if I try to move it right now," said Nishioka.

Nishioka had the hand taped up today.  He did not take outdoor batting or fielding practice.  He was supposed to return to second today.

Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

The media learned today that Yoshihisa Naruse was scratched from his Ni-gun start on Wednesday because of pain in his left shoulder.  He reportedly hurt the shoulder while playing catch today.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/3/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/3/2013

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The Marines announced pitching coach Akio Saito was given time off until the 5th because he is not feeling well.

Source: Sponichi 9/3/2013

[9/2/2013] Injury Updates: Ibata, Fujii (CHU), Standridge, Shibata, Nishioka (HAN), H. Kobayashi (YOK)

by on Sep.02, 2013 @ 11:23 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hirokazu Ibata was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right ankle.

"It looked painful watching him play defense," said Morimichi Takagi.  "It will be fine if he can come back at full strength for the last ten games of the season."

Source: Sponichi 9/2/2013

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Atsushi Fujii was taken off the active roster today after he hurt his left hamstring while attempting to steal second in the 7th inning of Sunday's game against Yomiuri.

Hanshin Tigers

Jason Standridge was scheduled to start Tuesday's game against Yokohama but was scratched and taken off the active roster today with tightness in his lower back.

Source: Sponichi 9/2/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffered a cut on his left hand during Sunday's game against the Hiroshima Carp.  Nishioka suffered the cut when Yoshihiro Maru attempted to steal third in the top of the 3rd.  He got treatment for the cut in between innings and was able to remain in the game.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/2/2013

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Kohei Shibata (left ankle) played in a Ni-gun rehab intra-squad game on Sunday.  He started in center and batted lead-off.  The game was canceled after two innings because of rain.  Shibata did get one at bat: he flied out to center.  He is hoping to play in a Ni-gun rehab game on Tuesday against Softbank.

Source: Sanspo 9/2/2013

Yokohama Bay Stars

Hiroshi Kobayashi left Sunday's game with a cramp in his left side.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sponichi 9/2/2013

[8/15/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Nishioka (HAN), Y. Kaneko (SEI), Terahara (SOF)

by on Aug.15, 2013 @ 7:49 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna was scratched from tonight's game against the Yakult Swallows after he hurt his right knee while taking pre-game batting practice.  Changes to the line-up were made about five minutes before the start of the game.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab intra-squad game today.  He got six trips to the plate and collected one hit from each side of the plate.  Assuming no setbacks, he could make it back to the active roster in time for the Yakult series that begins on the 16th.

Takeshi Hidaka (left hamstring) also played in the game.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2013

Seibu Lions

Yuji Kaneko hurt his right knee while playing defense in Wednesday's game against the Softbank Hawks.  He was taken off the active roster today.  He was examined but nothing serious was discovered.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara will get his right knee examined at a hospital in Fukuoka on Friday.  The Hawks are concerned it could be a new injury that might sideline the righty for a prolonged amount of time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2013

[8/14/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka, Uemoto (HAN), Terahara (SOF), Nishino, Iguchi (LOT), Kishida (ORI)

by on Aug.14, 2013 @ 6:32 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) practiced outdoors at Naruohama today.  He joined the main group for batting practice and took fielding practice at second.  He could play in a Ni-gun intra-squad game on Thursday, assuming no tightness or soreness.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

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Hiroki Uemoto (left ankle) played in an Ikusei practice game against Osaka Gakuin University today.  He hit a single to center in the 6th and stole a base.  He also made a diving catch in the 2nd.  This was his first game in about six months.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

Softbank Hawks

Hayato Terahara on the discomfort in his right knee: "There is not a lot of pain, but I am having a hard time building momentum behind it.  It is an old injury from my days with Yokohama."

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

Terahara was taken off the active roster today.

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuji Nishino was taken off the active roster on the 10th with pain in his right shoulder.  His examination on Monday revealed that his injury was not serious.  Assuming no problems, he could return to the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 8/14/2013

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Tadahito Iguchi had his right elbow evaluated at a hospital on Tuesday and was diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).  He is considered day-to-day for the time being.

Source: Sanspo 8/14/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Mamoru Kishida hurt his right leg while trying to make a defensive play in the 8th inning of Tuesday's game against Nippon Ham.  He was taken to the hospital after the game and diagnosed with inflammation in the ligaments in the tarsus.  There is currently no time table on his recovery.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2013

[8/12/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Ueda (YAK), Enokida, Nishioka (HAN), Uchikawa (SOF)

by on Aug.12, 2013 @ 11:49 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna complained of pain from blister on his left hand before the start of Sunday's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  He was removed from the game on defense in the 10th.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/12/2013

Yakult Swallows

Tsuyoshi Ueda missed Sunday's game after he fouled a ball off his right foot.  He took batting practice today and told reporters the foot was no longer giving him problems.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2013

Hanshin Tigers

Daiki Enokida was originally taken off the active roster because of discomfort in his left elbow.  An examination later revealed no problems.  He threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on Sunday for the first time since he was taken off the active roster.  He could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game on the 17th against Softbank.

Source: Sanspo 8/12/2013

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) told reporters on Sunday he felt fine after he missed situational batting practice on Saturday because of general body tightness.  He is slated to play in a rehab Ikusei practice game on the 14th against Osaka Gakuin University before a possible return to the active roster on the 15th against Hiroshima at Kyocera Dome.

Source: Sanspo 8/12/2013

Softbank Hawks

Koji Akiyama is planning to use Seiichi Uchikawa in the outfield again after he spent the last month or so as DH because of a fissure fracture in a right rib.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2013

[8/11/2013] Injury Updates: Tsuyoshi Nishioka, Kosuke Fukudome (Hanshin)

by on Aug.11, 2013 @ 11:28 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) did not take situational batting practice at Naruohama on Saturday because of general body tightness.  He could play in a Ni-gun rehab game on either the 14th (Ikusei practice game) or 15th (intrasquad game), depending on how he feels over the next couple of days.

Source: Daily Sports 8/11/2013

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Kosuke Fukudome (left knee) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Chunichi today.  He started in right and batted third.  He played the entire game and went 1-for-5 at the plate (single to right in his third trip to the plate) and stole a base.  He is currently slated to return to the active roster on the 13th.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/11/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/11/2013

[8/10/2013] Injury Updates: Nishioka (Hanshin), Nishino (Lotte)

by on Aug.10, 2013 @ 5:22 pm, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left knee) could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game on Sunday against Chunichi.  Assuming no problems, he might be able to return to the active roster in time for the start of the Hiroshima series at Kyocera Dome on the 13th.

Source: Daily Sports 8/10/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/10/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Yuji Nishino was taken off the active roster today with pain in his right shoulder.

Nishino started a game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on Friday and threw eighty-nine pitches over eight innings.  He woke this morning with discomfort in the shoulder.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/10/2013

Tsutomu Ito on the injury: "This could take a while.  I spoke to him and he said it was pain like he never felt before.  This really hurts the team."

Source: Sports Hochi 8/10/2013