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[7/22/2014] Injury Report: Wladimir Balentien (Yakult), Yusei Kikuchi (Seibu)

by on Jul.23, 2014 @ 3:18 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei returned to the starting line-up on Monday for the first time in six games.  Kamei was apparently having problems with tightness in his right calf. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Tsuyoshi Nishioka was not available to play on Tuesday because of tightness in his back. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Kazuhiro Wada took an HBP off the left side of his head during Monday's game against Yokohama.  Tests at a hospital did not reveal any abnormalities.  He did participate in pre-game warm-ups on Tuesday, but did not take part in other workouts like batting practice.  Yokohama's Shun Yamaguchi briefly met with Wada before the game to apologize for the pitch he threw.  He did not play on Tuesday and instead rested.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Wladimir Balentien did not play on Tuesday because of pain in his left wrist.  He tweaked the wrist during his first at bat on Monday.  He was available off the bench as a pinch-hitter.  He will be examined at a hospital on Wednesday as a precaution. Source: Sports Hochi 7/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Yusei Kikuchi left Tuesday's game against Rakuten after two innings because he developed a blister on his left middle finger. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2014

[6/27/2014] 2014 Inter-league MVP: Yoshiyuki Kamei (Yomiuri)

by on Jun.27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm, under NPB
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The NPB announced that the 2014 Inter-league MVP was Yomiuri's Yoshiyuki Kamei.  The Nihon Semei Awards went to Yakult's Tetsuto Yamada and Rakuten's Takahiro Norimoto.

Most Valuable Player
Yoshiyuki Kamei - Yomiuri Giants
16 G, 21-for-59, 3 HR, 10 RBI, .356 BA, .441 OBP
Reason: He recorded a game-deciding home run in the 12th inning of a game against Orix on the day he was added to the active roster (May 31).  He continue to come up with big hits to help his team win.

Nihon Seimei Award
Tetsuto Yamada - Yakult Swallows
24 G, 37-for-93, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .378 BA
Reason: He recorded at least one hit in twenty of the twenty-four Inter-league games he played.  He notched twelve multi-hit games.  He became the youngest Inter-league batting champion.

Nihon Seimei Award
Takahiro Norimoto - Rakuten Eagles
6 G, 4-1, 5 CG, 4 ShO, 52.0 IP, 47 SO, 4 ER, 0.69 ERA
Reason: He led the league in wins, complete games, and earned run average during Inter-league play.  He was second in strikeouts.  The four shutout victories set a new Inter-league record.

MVP: a productive player selected from the first place team
Nihon Seimei Award: one player from each league that attracted the spotlight

Source: official announcement

[4/22/2014] Injury Report: Kila Ka’aihue (Hiroshima), Chris Carpenter (Yakult)

by on Apr.23, 2014 @ 1:40 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei played catch at Giants Stadium on Tuesday for the first time since he had surgery on his right index finger (fracture). Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kila Ka'aihue took an HBP off his back in the 1st inning of Tuesday's game against Yakult.  He was removed from the game on defense in the bottom of the inning and taken to a hospital in Tokyo for an MRI.  He was diagnosed with a spinal cord concussion.  The Carp will wait to see how their slugger is doing on Wednesday before deciding what to do next.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • The Bay Stars were going to let Jorge Sosa travel with the team until he showed up at the airport on Monday with a slight limp (tightness in his left thigh/leg).  Sosa was taken off the active roster and sent down to Ni-gun.  Kiyoshi Nakahata told reporters he did not want the reliever back until he was fully healed and ready to pitch.  Source: Sponichi 4/22/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Chris Carpenter took a batted ball hit by Ryosuke Kikuchi off the outer portion of his right knee in the 8th inning of Tuesday's game against Hiroshima.  He was removed from the game and taken to the hospital for an examination.  He was diagnosed with a bruise.  Whether he gets taken off the active roster on Wednesday will depend on how he is feeling.  Ryo Hidaka will be called up in case he is needed.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014, Sponichi 4/22/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis took an HBP off the area near his right wrist during his at bat in the 2nd inning of Tuesday's game against Seibu.  He was removed on defense in the 3rd.  Tests conducted at a hospital in Sendai revealed no problems with the bones.  The team will make a decision on Youkilis after they see how he is feeling on Wednesday.  Source: Sponichi 4/22/2014, Nikkan Sports 4/22/2014

[4/15/2014] Injury Report: Takeya Nakamura (Seibu), Kevin Youkilis (Rakuten)

by on Apr.15, 2014 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei worked out at Giants Stadium on Tuesday.  A cast he wore for his right index finger fracture came off on the 12th.  Source: Nikkan Sports 4/15/2014

Rakuten Eagles

  • Kevin Youkilis did not play in Tuesday's game against Softbank.  Youkilis hurt his left thumb during a game on the 11th.  Source: Sanspo 4/15/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Takeya Nakamura (tightness in the left portion of his back) is scheduled to play in a Ni-gun rehab game later this week.  If he can play in a few games without any problems, he could make the active roster before the end of the month, perhaps as early as the 22nd.  Source: Sports Hochi 4/15/2014

[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

[3/29/2014] Injury Update: Ryo Sakata (Seibu), Toshiaki Imae (Lotte)

by on Mar.30, 2014 @ 3:30 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (right index finger fracture) started taking soft-toss batting practice with a tennis racket on Friday.  Source: Nikkan Sports 3/28/2014

Seibu Lions

  • Ryo Sakata will require surgery for his dislocated left shoulder.  He could require about six months for a full recovery.  Source: Sports Hochi 3/28/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Toshiaki Imae (left calf) played in a Ni-gun rehab game against Yakult on Friday.  He made the starting line-up at third and batted clean-up.  He could join the active roster for the Seibu series that begins on April 1 at QVC Marine.  Source: Sponichi 3/29/2014

[3/5/2014] Injury Updates: Mauro Gomez (HAN), Takuya Asao (CHU), Takeya Nakamura (SEI)

by on Mar.06, 2014 @ 2:22 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

Yoshiyuki Kamei fractured his right index finger during fielding practice on February 26.  The Giants announced on Wednesday that he had reparative surgery at a hospital in Tokyo.

Source: Sanpso 3/5/2014, Sponichi 3/5/2014

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Tetsuya Yamaguchi (left shoulder inflammation) threw sixty-seven pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday. He told reporters he felt fine.

Nobutaka Imamura (left shoulder tightness) threw 102 pitches in the bullpen on Wednesday.  He is scheduled to toss batting practice later this week.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2014

Hanshin Tigers

Shinji Komiyama took an HBP off the base off his right pinky during a Kyoiku League game against Softbank on Tuesday.  He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation after the game.  He appears to be okay.

Source: Sanspo 3/5/2014

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Mauro Gomez had his right knee examined on Wednesday.  No problems were discovered.  He will slowly begin to make his way back to regular workouts.

Source: Sanpso 3/5/2014, Sports Hochi 3/5/2014

Hiroshima Carp

Ryuhei Matsuyama has been working out at Ni-gun after hurting his left hamstring on February 2.  He rejoined general workouts on February 26 and hit a home run during a practice game against the Kochi Fighting Dogs (Island League) on March 3.

Source: Daily Sports 3/5/2014

Chunichi Dragons

Takuya Asao is still having problems with his right elbow.  He ended practices early on Wednesday and went to a hospital for an evaluation.  He might not be ready for the start of regular season.

Asao tossed batting practice on March 2, but ended the session after throwing just twelve pitches.

Source: Sanspo 3/5/2014, Sports Hochi 3/5/2014, Sponichi 3/5/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/5/2014

Yakult Swallows

Shohei Tateyama (right elbow discomfort) still hopes to play in a game this month.  He started a practice game against Lotte on February 25 and had to stop after throwing just twelve pitches.  He has resumed throwing since then -- he threw thirty pitches in the bullpen on March 3.  He told reporters he will try to pitch in a game environment if his does not have any problems during his bullpen session on Thursday.

Source: Sanspo 3/5/2014

Seibu Lions

Takeya Nakamura (left side) and Takumi Kuriyama (left inner thigh) are not traveling with the team.

Nakamura hurt his left side during batting practice on February 18.  He was originally supposed to resume hitting after about a week, but is still taking things slow (Tuesday was the fourteenth consecutive day he went without swinging a bat).  He told reporters he would be fine if he could play in at least five games before the start of the season (worst case scenario).

Kuriyama complained of pain in his left thigh during a practice game against Hanshin on March 2.  He did not take batting practice on Tuesday.

Kuriyama might be able to play during a three-game road series against Nippon Ham that begins on the 11th.  Nakamura could be ready some time after the Nippon Ham series.

Source: Sanspo 3/5/2014, Daily Sports 3/5/2014, Sponichi 3/5/2014

[2/26/2014] Yomiuri Giants: Yoshiyuki Kamei has fracture in right index finger

by on Feb.27, 2014 @ 2:32 am, under NPB
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Yoshiyuki Kamei took a batted ball off his right index finger during fielding practice on the 26th.  He was later examined at a hospital in Naha and diagnosed with a fracture in the distal interphalangeal joint of his right index finger.  It is unknown how much time he will miss.

Kamei left Okinawa on the 26th and returned to Tokyo.

Source: Daily Sports 2/26/2014

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: February 4, 2013

by on Feb.04, 2013 @ 11:51 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • Shuichi Murata: nine over the fence, including three in a row at one point

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

Today

  • Manny Acosta: bullpen, thirty-one pitches, including change and fork
  • Toshiya Sugiuchi: bullpen, sixty-one pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013Sanspo 2/4/2013

Sunday

  • Tetsuya Yamaguchi: bullpen, seventy-three pitches, including twenty change-ups, Shinnosuke Abe caught parts of the session, this was the second session since the start of spring camp

Source: Sports Hochi 2/4/2013

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Workouts began indoors today because of the rain and the condition of the field.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Yoshiyuki Kamei suffered a left hamstring strain during workouts on Saturday.  The team will monitor his progress over the next few days before determining what course of action to take.  As of now, there is no timetable for his return.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/4/2013

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Shinnosuke Abe caught the last seventeen pitches of 1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano's bullpen on Sunday.

About 18,000 fans showed up to Ichi-gun camp on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2013

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Scouting department director Yasuhiro Mitsui was at Hanshin camp today checking on 1st round draft pick Shintaro Fujinami.

Source: Sponichi 2/4/2013