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[4/12/2014] Injury Report: Kenta Maeda (Hiroshima), Ryosuke Morioka (Yakult)

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 11:43 pm, under NPB
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Hiroshima Carp

  • Kenta Maeda was pulled from Saturday's game against Chunichi after throwing sixty-six pitches through five innings.  Kenjiro Nomura later told reporters he was removed as a precaution because of tightness in his right elbow, which was something he had before the start of the game.  The Carp will wait to see how Maeda is feeling on Sunday before deciding what steps to take next.  According to a number of reports, he has some inflammation near his right triceps brachii muscle.  Also of note: a number of MLB scouts were in the stands, including Marty Brown (Nationals), Yuichi "Joe" Furukawa (Rangers), and Mack Hayashi (Diamondbacks).  Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2014, Sports Hochi 4/12/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Toshiki Kurobane took an HBP off his right hand on Friday.  He was examined at a hospital in Yokohama and diagnosed with a fracture in his right thumb.  He was taken off the active roster on Saturday.  He will require about a month for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Morioka got hurt during Friday's game against Yokohama.  He was examined at a hospital in Tokyo and diagnosed with a strain in his right side (internal oblique).  He will require three to four weeks for a full recovery.  Source: Jiji Press 4/12/2014, Sponichi 4/12/2014

[4/11/2014] Injury Report: Tony Blanco (Yokohama), Ryosuke Morioka (Yakult)

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 12:31 am, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Tony Blanco was pulled from Friday's game on defense in the 3rd with discomfort in the back of his left thigh.  He may not be able to play on Saturday.  Toshiki Kurobane was taken out of the game after taking an HBP off his right hand in the 9th.  3rd round draft pick Hiroki Minei could be called up if Kurobane is unable to play.  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Ryosuke Morioka hurt his right side when he hit a single to right in the 6th inning of Friday's game against Yokohama.  He remained in the game and was replaced by a pinch-runner after picking up his third hit of the game, an infield single in the 8th.  He is considered day-to-day.  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

[4/11/2014] Yomiuri Giants, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Chunichi Dragons, Yakult Swallows

by on Apr.12, 2014 @ 12:20 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yuki Koyama is scheduled to start a Ni-gun game against Rakuten on the 15th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014
  • Tomoyuki Sugano became the ninth pitcher in franchise history to start and win three or more games in a row, beginning with the opening day start, and first since Tetsuya Utsumi in 2010 (four starts, four wins).  There have been seven right-handed Yomiuri pitchers that accomplished the feat before Sugano.  Masumi Kuwata was the last with five starts and five wins in 1989.  Sugano also won his first three starts last season and joined Tsuneo Horiuchi (thirteen wins to start the 1966 season and eight wins to start the 1967 season), Kunikazu Ogawa (three wins to start the 1973 season and seven wins to start the 1974 season), and Hisanori Takahashi (three wins to start the 2000 and 2001 seasons) as the only pitchers in franchise history to begin their first two seasons with three-game winning streaks.  Source: Sanspo 4/11/2014
  • 1st round draft pick Seiji Kobayashi recorded a modasho and threw out two base-runners on Thursday.  He is the first rookie in franchise history to achieve the feat.  Shinnosuke Abe had three modashos and threw out multiple base-runners four times during his rookie season in 2001, but never accomplished both in the same game.  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • The Tigers added Kazuo Ito to the seventy-man roster on Friday.  His uniform number changed from 117 to 92.  Source: official announcement
  • Daiki Enokida faced three hitters, recorded one out, and threw seventeen pitches during Thursday's game against Yokohama.  He is still scheduled to start a game on the 13th against Yomiuri at Koshien.  Source: Sanpso 4/11/2014
  • Minoru Iwata could get a start during an upcoming Yakult series (April 18-20, at Koshien).  Source: Sanspo 4/11/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Yuya Fukui started a Ni-gun game against Orix on Friday.  He pitched seven innings and gave up two runs.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014
  • Chudenko presented the Carp with a solar-powered radio-wave clock as part of its seventieth anniversary celebration.  The clock was installed outside Mazda Stadium.  An unveiling ceremony took place on Friday morning.  Source: Daily Sports 4/11/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • The Dragons increased the number of relievers from six to seven by adding Kenta Asakura to the active roster on Friday.  Shunta Wakamatsu was sent down to Ni-gun to make room for Asakura.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014
  • Ryosuke Hirata is apparently taking things a little more seriously this year, according to Tokyo Sports.  Hirata has cut back on drinking and playing video games this season.  Source: Tokyo Sports 4/11/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Lastings Milledge has been struggling at the plate (nine hits in forty-seven plate appearances) and the Swallows need arms.  They will take Milledge off the active roster to make room for Orlando Roman.  Source: Sponichi 4/11/2014

[4/11/2014] Yakult Swallows: Shohei Tateyama re-tears ligament in right elbow

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 11:30 pm, under NPB
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The Swallows announced on Friday that Shohei Tateyama had surgery at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma to fix another tear in the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow.  He will most likely require a year for a full recovery.

Tateyama had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in April last year.  He was in the process of making his way back to the active roster when he felt discomfort in the elbow during rehab games on February 25 and April 5.  Doctors found the new tear while removing the outer portion of synovial fold on the 10th.  The tear was fixed during the procedure.  The flexor tendon in his forearm also had to be sutured.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2014, Sports Hochi 4/11/2014

Tokyo Yakult Swallows 6 – Yokohama Bay Stars 5 (April 11, 2014)

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yakult Swallows vs Yokohama Bay Stars @ Yokohama Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Ogawa, Yasuhiro (YAK) 2-0, 1.29 - Miura, Daisuke (YOK) 0-0, 1.29

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yakult 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 6 10 0
Yokohama 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 5 11 0

Attendance: 14578 | Time: 3h46m | Yakult leads series, 2-1-0

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[4/10/2014] Injury Report: Kengo Tagawa (Yakult), Michel Abreu (Nippon Ham)

by on Apr.11, 2014 @ 2:08 am, under NPB
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Hanshin Tigers

  • Kosuke Fukudome may have suffered a fracture in his right collarbone and a left rib when he crashed into Tsuyoshi Nishioka on March 30.  However, he did play in two games (Ni-gun and Ichi-gun) on Thursday.  Source: Sanspo 4/9/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Kengo Tagawa had surgery to remove a herniated lumbar disc.  He will most likely require about three months for a full recovery.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yuji Onizaki fouled a ball off his right shin on Wednesday.  He was examined at a hospital on Thursday and diagnosed with a bruise.  He was using crutches to get around, but was not taken off the active roster because he can get by without them.  He did not play in Thursday's game.  The Lions will wait to see how Onizaki is feeling on Friday before making a decision on what to do next.  Source: Sanspo 4/10/2014, Sponichi 4/10/2014

Nippon Ham Fighters

  • Michel Abreu was examined at a hospital in the United States and diagnosed with a minor herniated disc.  He will remain in the US for about a month of rehab.  There is no timetable on his return.  Source: Sponichi 4/10/2014

[4/8/2014] Yakult Swallows: Shohei Tateyama to undergo right elbow surgery on the 10th

by on Apr.08, 2014 @ 10:39 pm, under NPB
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Shohei Tateyama was examined at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma today.  The Swallows learned that he will require a surgical procedure to remove the outer portion of synovial fold in his right elbow.  The surgery will take place on the 10th and will require about three months for a full recovery.

Source: Daily Sports 4/8/2014