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[11/10/2014] Rumors: Yokohama, Hiroshima, Chunichi, Softbank

by on Nov.11, 2014 @ 5:07 am, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars are interested in Orix senryokugai Shun Tono (28) after watching him during the Twelve-team tryouts on Sunday. A number of other teams, including Hiroshima and Lotte, could also be interested in Tono. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

The Hiroshima Carp are interested in Tono, Nippon Ham senryokugai Shoma Sato (25), Yokohama senryokugai Futoshi Kobayashi (31), and Softbank senryokugai Shintaro Ejiri (37). They will probably keep it to one signing, if any. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014, Daily Sports 11/10/2014 ... Hiroshima signed Sato to a contract on Monday. A press conference will be held on Tuesday. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

Tono is not planning to attend the second tryout. He is currently only thinking about playing in the NPB next year. Source: Chunichi Sports 11/10/2014

Chunichi general manager Hiromitsu Ochiai is interested in Yokohama senryokugai Kuan-Yu Chen (24). Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

The Dragons are planning to give former Softbank Hawk Kyohei Kamezawa (26) a tryout during fall camp. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

The Chiba Lotte Marines are interested in Orix senryokugai Tomoya Yagi and could give him a tryout. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014

The Softbank Hawks are going to give Yokohama senryokugai Yujo Kitagata (20) a tryout during fall camp, from the 11th until the 14th. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014, Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

The Orix Buffaloes are going to give Chunichi senryokugai Daisuke Tanaka a look during fall camp. Source: Daily Sports 11/10/2014

Yoshiyuki Kamei (32) was offered a multi-year deal but wants a one-year contract because he feels it will keep him motivated. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

Hiroshima's Eishin Soyogi (34) decided not to exercise his FA option after meeting with team officials for the fifth time on Monday. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014 ... Soyogi may have agreed to a one-year deal worth 100 million yen. Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014 ... Hiroshima also posted an announcement of his decision. Source: official announcement

The Yomiuri Giants could meet Ryoji Aikawa (38) as early as the 13th. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/10/2014

The Giants are planning to sign Chunichi senryokugai Daiki Yoshikawa (22). Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014

The Hanshin Tigers could sweeten their offer to Hiroyuki Nakajima (32) by diverting money they were planning to use for Naoki Miyanishi (three year, 500 million yen). Source: Sponichi 11/10/2014

The Rakuten Eagles are interested in Keiji Obiki (30). Source: Sanspo 11/10/2014

[10/14/2014] Yomiuri Giants: Yoshiyuki Kamei earns domestic FA option

by on Oct.14, 2014 @ 11:00 pm, under NPB
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Yoshiyuki Kamei (32) earned his domestic FA option with eight years of service time on the active roster.

"I did not know [I was going to get it today]. I did not think I would have such luck. I owe it to the managers and coaches that decided to play me. I am grateful," said Kamei. When asked what he was going to do with the option, he said, "This is kind of sudden, I haven't thought about it. I just want to focus on the Climax Series right now."

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/14/2014

[8/24/2014] Injury Reports: Yoshiyuki Kamei (Yomiuri), Ryuji Ichioka (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 4:45 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (left thigh) played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on Sunday.  He was the designated hitter and batted third in a game against a mixed team from the Tokai University Baseball League.  He walked in his first trip to the plate and was replaced by a pinch-runner. Source: Sponichi 8/24/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Naomasa Yokawa suffered a bruise under his right eye during workouts before a Ni-gun practice game against Kyoto University on Saturday.  Yokawa was fielding a baseball during batting practice when it took a bad hop and struck him under the eye. He was taken to a hospital in Nishinomiya for tests and diagnosed with a bruise. He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sanspo 8/24/2014

Hiroshima Carp

[8/15/2014] Injury Report: Tadashi Settsu (Softbank), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama)

by on Aug.16, 2014 @ 2:16 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei (left thigh) resumed light running during workouts at Giants Stadium on Friday. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Takahiro Arai is having problems with back tightness.  He skipped pre-game batting practice on Thursday for the fourth straight time. Source: Sanspo 8/15/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars

  • Yoshitomo Tsutsugo was discharged from a hospital in Nagoya on Friday morning.  He headed back to Tokyo on the Shinkansen and reported to Yokohama Stadium, where he provided teammates and coaches with an update on his condition.  He plans to take things day-by-day and hopes to make it back to the active roster on the 24th. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Chiba Lotte Marines

  • Takahiro Fujioka took a batted ball off his left hand during Friday's game against the Rakuten Eagles.  He was examined at a hospital in Sendai and diagnosed with a bruise on his fifth metacarpal.  He is considered day-to-day. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • Tadashi Settsu left Friday's game against the Orix Buffaloes after he took a batted ball of his right hand.  The incident took place in the 1st inning when Ryoichi Adachi lined a pitch back to the mound that struck Settsu on the right hand.  He was removed from the game after just ten pitches and taken to a hospital in Osaka for treatment.  He was diagnosed with a bruise on his right thumb. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014, Daily Sports 8/15/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/15/2014, Sponichi 8/15/2014

Orix Buffaloes

  • Tomotaka Sakaguchi started having lower back problems at the end of last season.  He is still dealing with the pain and is taking medication as needed. Source: Sports Hochi 8/15/2014

[8/8/2014] Injury Report: Yoshiyuki Kamei (Yomiuri Giants), Kosuke Tanaka (Hiroshima)

by on Aug.09, 2014 @ 1:24 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei was taken off the active roster on Friday.  He hurt his left leg while running the bases during Thursday's game against the Yokohama Bay Stars.  He was examined at a hospital on Friday and diagnosed with a mild strain in his left thigh.  He will require two to the three weeks for a full recovery. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014
  • Daisuke Fujimura also suffered an injury during Thursday's game.  He was taken off the active roster on Friday with a strain in his right side. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida was taken off the active roster on Friday with discomfort in his left shoulder. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2014

Hiroshima Carp

  • Kosuke Tanaka was removed from Friday's game against Hanshin after he took a batted ball off his face.  The incident took place in the 3rd inning with runners on first and second.  Mauro Gomez hit a ball that took a bad hop and struck Tanaka in the face.  The ball rolled out toward foul territory and both runners scored.  Tanaka was conscious and walking around, but was bleeding from his mouth. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/8/2014 ... Tanaka was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a bruise on his upper jaw. He also needed six stitches to close a cut. Source: Sports Hochi 8/8/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • Hitoki Iwase (left elbow) played catch at a distance of about seventy meters on Friday. Source: Sanspo 8/8/2014

[8/7/2014] Injury Report: Kazuhiro Wada (Chunichi), Daiki Enokida (Hanshin)

by on Aug.08, 2014 @ 12:17 am, under NPB
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Yomiuri Giants

  • Yoshiyuki Kamei hurt his left leg while trying to cross the plate in the 6th inning.  He was removed on defense after the inning.  Daisuke Fujimura hurt his right side when he grounded out to the pitcher during a pinch-hit at bat in the 5th.  Both players will be examined on Friday. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014, Jiji Press 8/8/2014

Hanshin Tigers

  • Daiki Enokida left Thursday's game with discomfort in his left shoulder. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014
  • Yamato (left side) started taking batting practice against a pitching machine that throws curves on Wednesday.  His also included playing catch at a distance of about forty meters and fielding practice. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014

Chunichi Dragons

  • If Kazuhiro Wada (right scaphoid bone) needs surgery, he will most likely miss the rest of the season.  If he can get by on rehab, he might be able to make it back to the active roster before the end of the season. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014 ... Wada will not require surgery, but will have to wear a brace for four to six month.  He might end up needing close to two months for a full recovery. Source: Sanspo 8/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014
  • Hitoki Iwase left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left elbow.  He arrived at Nagoya Dome on Thursday after an examination at a hospital in Nagoya.  "It wasn't as bad as I thought.  I will stay with the Ichi-gun team and see how things go.  It just happened yesterday so I haven't done any throwing yet.  I will again tomorrow," said Iwase. Source: Sanspo 8/7/2014, Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014

Yakult Swallows

  • Yoshinori Sato (right shoulder) started a Ni-gun game against Yomiuri on Wednesday.  He pitched five innings and gave up three runs (all earned) on three hits and four walks.  He faced twenty-one hitters, threw seventy-four pitches, and struck out two.  He also surrendered a two-run home run to Tomoya Inzen in the 1st inning.  He got the win, his first since September 3, 2011. Source: Sponichi 8/7/2014

Softbank Hawks

  • The brace on Nobuhiro Matsuda's right index finger was removed during an examination at a Fukuoka hospital on the 5th.  He should be able to resume throwing in about a week.  He could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game in around two weeks. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/7/2014

[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