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[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

Yomiuri Giants News and Notes: February 3, 2013

by on Feb.03, 2013 @ 11:59 pm, under NPB
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Batting Practice Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Saturday

  • Shinnosuke Abe: 147 swings, one over the fence (188 swings, one over the fence in all)
  • Shuichi Murata: fifty-eight swings, five home runs, extra batting practice 150 swings, eleven over the fence

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2013, Daily Sports 2/3/2013Sponichi 2/3/2013

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano: bullpen, seventy-six pitches, squatting catcher
  • Tetsuya Utsumi: bullpen, 111 pitches
  • Hirokazu Sawamura: bullpen, seventy-one pitches
  • Scott Mathieson: bullpen, twenty-nine pitches, including off-speed pitches

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2013, Daily Sports 2/3/2013, Daily Sports 2/3/2013, Sanspo 2/3/2013

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Tetsuya Utsumi is scheduled to toss batting practice on the 5th.

Source: Daily Sports 2/3/2013

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Nikkan Sports notes that Shuichi Murata topped out at 106 decibels during batting practice on Saturday.  For reference, Shinnosuke Abe topped out at 104 and Hayato Sakamoto and Hisayoshi Chono at ninety-nine.  The levels were measured using a sound meter set up about twenty meters away from home plate.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2013

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Sakamoto stayed back after general workouts on Saturday and took about an hour of extra fielding practice with Daisuke Fujimura and Daisuke Nakai.  After that, he spent about thirty minutes taking extra batting practice.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2013

Sakamoto and Chono stayed back after workouts today and spent about thirty minutes taking extra batting practice.

Source: Daily Sports 2/3/2013

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Jose Lopez is using an SSK bat.  The barrel is 6.6 centimeters and the bat weighs 880 to 890 grams.

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2013

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Yoshiyuki Kamei hurt his left leg during workouts and was diagnosed with a left hamstring strain on Saturday.  Ryuichi Kajimae also started feeling pain near his left ankle.  Dennis Houlton ended workouts early on Saturday because of tightness in his back.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2013, Sponichi 2/3/2013

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Yoshinobu Takahashi will be captain while Shinnosuke Abe is away at the WBC.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2013

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Abe caught parts of 1st round draft pick Tomoyuki Sugano's bullpen session today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2013

Sugano threw to a squatting catcher for the first time since December.

Source: Sanspo 2/3/2013

The pitch that hit Yoshiyuki Kamei in the face and broke his nose

by on Apr.09, 2012 @ 12:50 pm, under NPB
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Sunday game (April 8), Yomiuri Giants vs Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium.

Giants up 4-0 in the top of the 5th.

Runners on second and third, two out.

Yoshiyuki Kamei up to bat for the Yomiuri Giants.  Tatsuya Kojima on the mound for Hanshin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSE1JZJhlJ4

Kojima became the first pitcher this season to get ejected from a game for throwing a dangerous pitch.  He also later said to reporters, "You can not throw those kind of pitches.  I feel really awful."

Injury Updates: Kenshin Kawakami, Naoto Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Kamei, Kenji Jojima

by on Apr.08, 2012 @ 8:56 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons took Kenshin Kawakami off the active roster today with some pain in his left back.  Kawakami tweaked the back when he tried to field a grounder hit back to the mound during a game against the Yakult Swallows on Saturday.  Since the injury is not considered serious, Kawakami will remain with the Ichi-gun team as he recovers.

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Naoto Watanabe (Yokohama) was taken off the active roster today with inflammation in his lower back.  The team is hopeful he will be able to return after ten days.

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Yoshiyuki Kamei (Yomiuri) was hit by a pitch in the head in the 5th inning of today's game against the Hanshin Tigers.  Kamei was examined at the hospital and diagnosed with a broken nose.  He will be re-examined on Monday.

Tatsuya Kojima (Hanshin) was ejected from the game for throwing the pitch.

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Kenji Jojima (Hanshin) was taken out of today's game against the Yomiuri Giants on defense in the 3rd inning after he took a batted ball off the area near his left shoulder in the 2nd inning.  He was later diagnosed with a contusion near his left collarbone.  He is considered day-to-day.